Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer

    • Baltimore, MD

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking mid-level Systems Integration & Test (SI&T) engineers to support test and verification activities programs within the Ground Based Radars and Airborne ISR&T divisions in Baltimore, Maryland.

What you'll get to do: As the lead developer of radars, COMMS, and SIGINT for some of the most advanced systems in the U.S. arsenal, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a world leader in advanced sensor systems and design. These include radars for the F-22, Joint Strike Fighter, F-16, B-1B, AWACS, MESA, G/ATOR and UAV systems such as Global Hawk. Qualified SITE engineers will perform hands-on integration and testing of sophisticated RF sensor systems, including both hardware and software components in development and production environments; Synthesizes internal and external customer needs and requirements into system tests that acknowledge technical and schedule constraints; Participates in the development and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures, and schedules for verifying system requirements; participates in I&T readiness reviews, design reviews and conducts audits of I&T program facilities; Coordinates integrated testing activities that may include environmental, reliability and the occasional flight test; Reviews and evaluates test requirements to ensure completeness of test program; Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive reports; Uses modeling and simulation tools to expedite testing of individual units before all system components are available and for troubleshooting and repair of failed units.

Roles & Responsibilities: SITE Engineers must have an understanding of: Testing/troubleshooting RF systems

  • Technical ability in a lab based integration and test environment
  • A working knowledge of RF based test equipment
  • Collaboration between software and hardware subject matter experts to ensure testing is producing expected data points.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of system integration plans and system test plans.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline with 5 years of related systems engineering experience. 3 years with a Master's degree, 0 years with PhD.
  • Understanding of Modeling and Simulation
  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external team members
  • Ability to collaborative effectively in a team working environment
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in the development of ground, air, or sea-based radar systems
  • Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Component level design collaboration experience to meet assembly-level requirements
  • AESA/ phased array, Radar, SIGINT or SATCOM experience

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