Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Systems Test (TS, SCI, OR SSBI Clearance) in Dulles, Virginia
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Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission oriented Principal Engineer Systems Test in Redondo Beach, CA and Dulles, VA with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:
The Test Engineer will participate in all phases of the integration and test of both spacecraft and payload systems. Specific assignments will include requirements definition, development and execution of RF and digital test procedures, subsystem and test set troubleshooting, development of data analysis tools, test data review and analysis, participation in formal system testing, and anomaly resolution.
Additional responsibilities include updating/generating Test Plans, evaluating requirements, generating electronic procedures, generating and updating Automated Test Scripts, becoming familiar with test applications and test requirements, performing the calibration/validation for test racks, performing test equipment movement and setup, performing functional testing and documenting/ troubleshooting test anomalies.
Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Flexible Schedules: For example, some roles offer 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.
Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) related field plus five years of related engineering experience; Master of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) related field plus three years of related engineering experience.
Knowledge of common Radio-Frequency (RF), Digital Instrumentation or Command & Data Handling Systems
Candidate must have the ability to travel up to 75%
Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years.
Active SCI Clearance
Integration and Test experience
Environmental test experience
Experience in test set calibration/validation
Experience in test script development
Experience troubleshooting anomalous hardware and software
Experience with RF/DC cables
Ability to operate RF and digital equipment both manually and remotely via software
Basic Programming Skills in one or more of these areas: Python, C, Matlab, Excel
Ability to operate in a large Integration and Test environment
Excellent communication skills
Excellent technical writing skills
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.
Job Category : Engineering