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.
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is seeking a Principal Hardware Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO, Roy, UT, or Huntsville, AL and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.
What You'll Get To Do:
The individual in this role will be part of the Command and Control (C2) Sub-IPT and serve as a design and integration engineer for electronic hardware components. The scope of work spans requirements, design, development, analysis, laboratory testing, verification, and production of hardware, wire harnesses, and equipment racks.
Conduct research, design, development, and testing of information processing hardware such as computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and electrical components.
Develop technical specifications for production.
Mechanical design and analysis of equipment racks and wire harnesses using Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
Generate drawing packages and associated electronic data.
Support the fabrication, assembly, and test of hardware, equipment racks, and wire harnesses.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
Principal Hardware Engineer: Bachelor's degree with 5 years' experience; 3 years' experience with a Master's degree; or 0 years' experience with a PhD.
Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years.
Must be ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance as a condition of continued employment
Working knowledge of system testing and integration
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Active CompTIA Security+ CE certification.
IPC J-STD-001 Standard Soldering Requirements Certified
Experience performing Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) against Line Replaceable Units (LRU).
Experience managing component obsolescence, including risk identification and mitigation strategies.
Ability to work with little direct supervision, self-motivated, and self-starting
Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team
Excellent communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation
Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500
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.
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.