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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineer- Electro Mechanical Systems in Sunnyvale, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Rotating Machinery Integration and Test Engineering is seeking an innovative, self-driven Systems Engineer to join our dynamic, multifaceted team. As one of us, your mission will be to ensure that the devices we create here to turn steam into electricity and propulsion for our nation's newest submarines and aircraft carriers meet the stringent standards our nation's fleet requires.

We are looking for you to join our team as a Systems Engineer- Electro Mechanical Systems based out of Sunnyvale, CA. As a Systems Engineer- Electro Mechanical Systems at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You'll get to Do:

In this role, you will have the opportunity to complete a wide variety of challenges that span the gamut of effort required to accomplish system-level tests of our turbine-generators and gear-driven propulsion units-from integrating data-acquisition systems and programming automation routines to acquiring and analyzing data and writing procedures and reports. Along the way, you will learn all about the technologies that make our power-generation and propulsion systems unique, gaining valuable insight to ensure our tested products are assets our nation's bravest service members can trust.

One more thing: The role we perform requires that we work at night up to 50% of the time in 12.5-hr shifts to support 24/7 system-level test campaigns in our factory. The work schedule for these campaigns is nominally seven days on, seven days off but can span between two and four weeks on continuous assignment in some cases. A quarter of the year, the role involves testing aboard ships at customer sites around the US. Aboard ship, the workload is typically 12.5 hrs per day with a duration of between two and four weeks. Although this workload may sound severe, we offer flexibility in taking paid time off and compensate for all additional hours worked. If this type of work plays to your strengths and goals, then we'd like to hear from you!


Basic Qualifications for Systems Engineer- Electro Mechanical Systems:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 2 years relevant work experience; or Master's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with no relevant work experience.

  • Experience using benchtop instrumentation (e.g. spectrum analyzers and digital multimeters)

  • Ability to interpret basic circuit diagrams

  • Must be willing to work night shift up to 50% of the time

  • Must be willing to work at field sites up to 25% of the time

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • Industry experience related to testing and troubleshooting

  • Experience troubleshooting analog or high-voltage circuitry

  • Programming and/or automation experience (e. g. MATLAB, Python, C/C++, C#, and Visual Basic)

  • PLC programming experience (e.g. Allen Bradley)

  • Experience testing magnetic bearings or other rotating machinery

  • Acoustics, dynamics, or control-systems testing experience

  • Experience using multi-channel data acquisition (DAQ) systems

  • Experience testing large structures

  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance

  • Navy experience

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Additional benefits

Education Assistance

Training and Development

9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Job Category : Engineering