Principal / Sr Principal Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Hardware EngineerPalmdale, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Hardware Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Palmdale, CA.

As an Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Engineer you'll be part of the design, development, integration, configuration and test of a real-time, hardware in the loop (HITL), Data Acquisition Systems (DAS). Tasking will include design, development, verification and acceptance testing of data builds and real time Mission Control Room configuration files using Symvionics IADS software.

This position will require occasionally work shift work and overtime and travel.

"This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below."

Basic Qualifications:

" This requisition may be filled at either a principal or a Sr. Principal Level)

Basic Qualifications for Principal Instrumentation Data Hardware Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree within a science, technical, engineering or mathematics (STEM Degree) discipline with 5 years of test experience, Masters with (STEM Degree) 0 years of experience.

  • Basic understanding of troubleshooting systems to identify and assist in the correct the root cause.

  • Assist with creating, editing and executing procedures.

  • Assist in data acquisition and data collection.

  • Experience with Microsoft Window Family, AutoCAD, MatLab.

  • Requires active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain PAR (Program Special Access)

Basic Qualification for Sr Principal Instrumentation Data Hardware Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree within a science, technical, engineering or mathematics (STEM Degree) discipline with 9 years of test experience, master's with (STEM Degree) 7 years of experience.

  • Basic understanding of troubleshooting systems to identify and assist in the correct the root cause.

  • Assist with creating, editing and executing procedures.

  • Assist in data acquisition and data collection.

  • Experience with Microsoft Window Family, AutoCAD, MatLab.

  • Requires active DoD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain PAR (Program Special Access)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Electronics, Analog and Digital Communications, Digital Signal Processes, Computer Communication Networks, Embedded Systems

  • Experience working in Flight Test or Lab Test environments

  • Experience using oscilloscopes and waveform generators.

  • Experience working with Strain Gages, Accelerometers, Pressure Transducers and other commonly used instrumentation sensors

  • Basic knowledge of data bus architecture MIL-STD-1553, IEE-1394, ARINC-429, RS232 an RS422.

  • Experience using Symvionics IADS software and working in a Mission Control Room

  • Experience post-test processing data from a IRIG-106 CH10 recording

  • Experience using TTCWare Application Software

  • Experience working Curtiss-Wright TTC Data Acquisitions Systems

  • Ability to write scripts GUIs or small scale applications a plus.

  • Degree in Electrical or a Bachelor's of Science degree with Instrumentation data experience.

Salary Range: $95,000 - $142,000

Salary Range 2: $117,700 - $176,500

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.