Principal / Sr. Principal Digital Hardware Engineer (Alice Springs, AU)Alice Springs, AUS

Requisition ID: R10128949

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

  • Clearance Type: Polygraph

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 2

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is currently seeking a highly qualified Principal / Sr. Principal Digital Hardware Engineer looking to join a program hardware team located in Alice Springs, AU .

This role may be filled at a level 3 or 4

The hardware team requires individuals with digital communication systems maintenance experience who can work in a structured configuration control environment.

This role requires a two (2) year commitment and the ability to successfully pass a physical and psychological exam. Shifts are typically from 7:30am to 4:00PM Monday - Friday with only the odd occasions of off hours or long hours needed for special activities. A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation assistance.

The selected candidate will be required to:

• Know basic communication theory and be familiar with digital and analog modulation/demodulation techniques

• Perform system, subsystem, unit and board-level troubleshooting and repair

• Develop and modify procedures for alignment

• Respond to system and subsystem anomalies as required.

• Explain root cause and fault resolution to a technical and non-technical audience

• Have experience using oscilloscopes, BER testers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, volt meters and other equipment used for testing digital communication systems

• Have an understanding of AC & DC electronic theory as well as various communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, GPIB, etc.

• Have experience with BPSK & QPSK waveforms and methods for testing and troubleshooting systems that use such techniques

• Provide on-call 24/7 emergency anomaly response to diagnose data and support restoration/repair efforts

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus (5) years of experience engineering/technical experience OR a Masters' Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus (3) years of engineering/technical experience. OR a PhD in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus (0) years of engineering/technical experience OR High School Diploma / G.E.D plus (9) years of engineering/technical experience in lieu of degree.

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic communication theory, digital and analog modulation/demodulation techniques, AC & DC electronic theory

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance, SCI access and complete a counterintelligence polygraph examination prior to start date

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus (9) years of experience engineering/technical experience OR a Masters' Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus (7) years of engineering/technical experience OR a PhD in Science, Technical, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline plus (4) years of engineering/technical experience OR High School Diploma / G.E.D plus (13) years of engineering/technical experience in lieu of degree.

  • Knowledge and understanding of basic communication theory, digital and analog modulation/demodulation techniques, AC & DC electronic theory

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance, SCI access and complete a counterintelligence polygraph examination prior to start date

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with an SSBI/Counter Intelligence polygraph within the last 4 years

  • Knowledgeable in BPSK & QPSK waveforms and methods for testing and troubleshooting systems that use such techniques

  • Knowledge and understanding of various communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, GPIB, etc

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

Salary Range 2: $107,000 - $160,400

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.