Principal Test Engineer: Electronics - I&T (Top Secret) - Space Systems
- Dulles, VA
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We have an opening for a Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.
In this role you will design, develop, and execute test procedures and automated test scripts using spacecraft commands, telemetry and electrical and RF ground support equipment. You should have system level test experience working with spacecraft flight hardware and good computer skills as well as a strong background in RF systems. Experience with testing RF systems or design of RF systems is for satellite communications is highly desired for this position.
Daily responsibilities will require test preparation leading to direct contact with satellite and space flight hardware. You must be able to tackle issues utilizing skills obtained in the field of Electrical and RF engineering, or a related discipline, preferably as it relates to system level integration and test. Required skills include the ability to communicate clearly, and to use critical thinking in troubleshoot of problems. The ability to use a scripting language and formulate automated test scripts is highly desirable.
International travel to support launch campaigns may be required. Shift and weekend work to support testing may be required periodically.
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (ideally Electrical Engineering) and 5 yrs of experience; or 3 yrs w/ a Masters; or PhD
Possess system level test experience working with spacecraft flight hardware
Strong computer skills
Strong background in RF systems
Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret clearance
Experience with testing RF systems or design of RF systems is for satellite communications
The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.
Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)
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Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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