Northrop Grumman Ground Hardware Engineer 2 (Alice Springs, AU) in International,

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a ground hardware engineer to join the hardware team in Alice Springs, Australia toperformmaintenance of ground system equipment. The hardware maintenance engineer shall provide hardware maintenance to ensure reliable, redundant paths of data collection and communications to allow for continued processing of the operational mission.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Providing hardware maintenance to ensure reliable, redundant paths of data collection and communications to allow for continued processing of the operational mission

  • 24/7 real-time hardware maintenance support for operational and supplementary computer and communication equipment at operational sites

  • Supporting scheduled and unscheduled preventive/corrective actions and emergency maintenance on system devices and infrastructures

  • Providing insight to inter-site telecommunications, networks, Ground Communication Network Modernization (GCNM), and other supporting systems

  • Assisting the operational crews in the recommendation and configuration of hardware to allow for improved or alternate modes of hardware utilization

  • Supporting system, RGS, and GCNM troubleshooting and repair in support of the operational mission

  • Working closely with logistics personnel for equipment repairs, Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) maintenance, and maintenance data collection

A two year commitment is required

A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM field (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math)

  • 2 years of related experience inRF and Servo knowledge or Certified Technical training / Military Specialty training

  • 2 years of directly applicable experience inground service, field service, SATCOM, hardware or RF engineeringexperience

  • Must possess and have the ability to retain a current SCI clearance with a SSBI and counter intelligence polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Promina IOplex, Juniper and CTP would be beneficial

  • Knowledge of satellite dish preventative and corrective maintenance (gears, transmissions, lubing/oil changes) with a demonstrated ability with test equipment including spectrum/network analyzers, RF power meters, signal generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes.

  • Knowledge in common transition and reception devices to include high power amplifiers, satellite receivers, modulation and demodulation equipment

  • Basic level of knowledge of UNIX/LINIX, networking equipment (Cisco, Juniper) to include routers, routing protocols, switches and hug

  • Knowledge of servers and workstations (Sun, IBM, SGI); basic knowledge in active directory and/or LDAP

  • Knowledge in test equipment such as firebird Test Sets, Fluke cable tester, optical power meter, Cat5 cable tester and Multimeters

  • Working knowledge of different types of cabling such as Cat5 and fiber optics, EIA 530 and triax

  • Knowledge of the keying and operations of TACLANE family, Secure DTD System (SDS) KG-274.

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