Test Program Set (TPS) Hardware Design Engineer - Principal

We are looking for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and we have an insatiable drive to accomplish what's considered impossible. Our employees have made significant historical contributions and are shaping the future.

Join a design community that offers unique design challenges that combine the talents of multiple engineering disciplines including Hardware, Firmware, Software, Mechanical Design, Systems Engineering and Program Management.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design creative and flexible HW/SW solutions with a motivated team of experts
    • HW Design Examples:
      • Electronic Circuit Design
      • RF Design
      • Power/Cooling Monitor and Control
      • Interface Panel Layouts and Interconnections
      • Console Design
    • SW Design Examples:
      • Process Automation
      • Instrument Drivers and Utilities
      • UI/UX Design
      • Real Time, Pre and Post Processing Data Analytics
    • Firmware Design for simulation and control
    • SW/HW integration
    • Requirements verification
  • Actively support the investigation, resolution and documentation of product anomalies
  • Understanding Design to Cost


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • B.S in Engineering with a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience/M.S in Engineering with a minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience
  • Must have previous Hardware and Software experience
  • Experience in panel design, cable design, and schematic layouts
  • Experience with HW/SW integration
  • Experience with lab test equipment (such as DMM and O-Scopes)
  • Experience with software development, include experience with C/C++ programming
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • Experience with LabWindows CVI
  • Experience with Radio Frequency (RF) design and Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Experience with schematic design tools (e.g., Mentor Graphics, Zukenetc.)
  • Experience with hands-on troubleshooting with electrical hardware
  • PCB Layout a plus
  • Experience with FPGA programming/Firmware design experience
  • Active Secret/TS/SCI clearance
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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