Hardware Engineer/Principal Hardware Engineer

Northrop Grumman Boulder , CO 80301

Posted 2 months ago

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems - Payload and Ground Systems has an exciting career opportunity for an Engineer / Principal Hardware Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Boulder, CO.

Overview:

As an Engineer / Principal Hardware Engineer you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking individuals who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible until they're not.

The selected Engineer / Principal Hardware Engineer will work the Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) S2E2 program.

Essential Functions:

The selected candidate will join a team of dedicated engineers, supporting a critical national defense mission. The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supports the design, development, and analysis of Ground Station requirements.

  • Implements Hardware (HW), and Radio Frequency (RF) systems in support of Ground Based Systems architecture and support communications infrastructure.

  • Conducts technical analysis of product implementations, modifications, and enhancements to product in accordance with specific customer specifications and implementations.

  • Tests and understands a variety of electronic equipment and systems, including satellite modems; Front-end processors; general communications equipment and systems; circuitry components; analog and digital computers; and control and test equipment.

  • Evaluates and resolves engineering related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality, and material engineering.

  • Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings; confers with quality, material, manufacturing, and subcontractors to provide and obtain technical information; investigates reports of defective, damaged, or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment, or systems; and reviews production schedules and orders.

  • Examines, measures, inspects, or tests defective parts for conformance. Evaluates findings to formulate corrective actions.

  • Applies electrical, electronic, and mechanical principles to components and systems, including assembly, analysis, and documentation of results; construction of developmental assemblies, sub-assemblies, and components; and quality testing.

  • Responsible for research and/or product development in more than one engineering discipline.

  • Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of electro-mechanical systems.

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

This requisition may be filled as either a Hardware Engineer or a Principal Hardware Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for a Hardware Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a Master's degree and 0 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience with HW and RF systems, test equipment, technical troubleshooting, and problem solving

  • Experience with engineering drawings and technical manuals, and the use thereof for operating, maintenance and troubleshooting equipment

  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Hardware Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master's degree and 3 years of related experience, or a PhD and 0 years of related experience. An additional 4 years of related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Experience with HW and RF systems, test equipment, technical troubleshooting, and problem solving

  • Experience with engineering drawings and technical manuals, and the use thereof for operating, maintenance and troubleshooting equipment

  • Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or RF Engineering or related discipline.

  • Familiarity with functional analysis, detailed studies, interface definition to translate system requirements into subsystem specifications

  • Familiarity with integration, installation, test, and documentation of new and/or modified capabilities into complex systems.

  • Familiarity with hand tools and test equipment, and the use thereof

  • Ability to travel between 10 and 25% of the year

  • Ability to work independently with multi-disciplined teams within the program

  • Active Top Secret/SCI security clearance or the ability to obtain

  • Military experience or experience interacting with military customer

Salary Range: $74,900.00 - $112,300.00Salary Range 2: $92,200.00 - $138,400.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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.


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