Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) - Test Engineer - Cincinnati OHCincinnati, OH

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look 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 do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members .

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty

  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

  • Will receive an honorable discharge

  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

  • Received Unit Commander ( first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is seeking Test Engineers to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Cincinnati, Ohio location. As part of NGMS qualified candidates will have the opportunity to work various electronic warfare programs solving our customer's most difficult technical challenges in the areas of RF communications, radar, and SIGINT. Small program teams with a collaborative environment require the test engineer to be self-motivated, driven, and organized to ensure success across the multi-discipline program team.

The NGMS Cincinnati team develops new capabilities for our military, intelligence, and other government customers. We solve complex problems developing state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions. Test engineers are critical to successfully delivering systems that meet our customer's needs. Engineers who excel in this role can take system requirements to create test plans, procedures, and execute tests efficiently with minimal oversight. Ideal candidates should have knowledge and experience in testing RF hardware systems. Candidates will also have interaction with customers.

Typical Test Engineering essential functions include:

  • Creating test specifications, test plans, test procedures, and reports

  • Executing test procedures on complex hardware systems

  • Collection, measurement, and evaluation of data including the use of a wide range of test equipment such as RF Power Meters, Frequency Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers, DMM's and Oscilloscope's.

  • Using LabVIEW and MATLAB software

  • Testing analog, digital, and RF circuits

  • Supporting the preparation and execution of field test or demonstration events

Basic Qualifications - Level 2 :

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, or other STEM degree, plus 2 years (or Master of Science degree plus 0 years) of progressive experience in a STEM related or military position

  • Familiar with the test specifications, test plans, test procedures and reports on complex systems

  • Experience in the creation and maintenance of test procedure and test plan documents

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications - Level 3 :

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, or other STEM degree, plus 5 years (or Master of Science degree plus 3 years or PhD and 0 years) of progressive experience in a STEM related or military position

  • Familiar with the test specifications, test plans, test procedures and reports on complex systems

  • Experience in the creation and maintenance of test procedure and test plan documents

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, active Top Secret clearance

  • Experience in the test and troubleshoot of systems, circuits, and assemblies

  • Experience in programing skills in scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Expect, and PowerShell

  • Experience in test rack and test system development

  • Ability to use LabVIEW and MATLAB software

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply varied technologies

  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment

  • Master's degree in an engineering discipline

Salary Range: $70,100 - $105,100

Salary Range 2: $86,300 - $129,500

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.