Northrop Grumman Engineer Hardware 2/3 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking Hardware Engineers with experience in formal engineering life-cycle processes to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Colorado Springs, Colorado location to meet challenging issues confronting national security.
Qualified individuals must be flexible, self-motivated, hardworking and capable of working on a program, as it moves through the system lifecycle phases of development, testing and deployment, while also performing sustainment and modification associated tasks on the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), PAVE Passive Array Warning System (PAWS) and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS). The ideal candidates should be able to work through increasingly complex problems, utilizing ingenuity, innovation, thoroughness, and practicality; and perform their work with minimal direction and oversight.
This position deals with non-commercial and commercial hardware and provides scalable solutions to critical missions and data types as required by contract requirements. Work will also include definition of system requirements, engineering trades and analyses, and verification and validation activities as directed by customer change requests and ongoing corrective actions to existing radar, data and signal processing, and user interface equipment. The preferred candidate will have experience of radar and varied computing systems, should be able to work and function in a dynamic environment where requirements can change according to the customer needs.
In addition, the candidate must be a team player, able to work comfortably and effectively with company team members as well as program stakeholders and DoD contractor senior personnel. The candidate will be required to support technical interchange meetings, on-site technical support, and event support.
Hardware Engineer's primary responsibilities are to conduct:
Perform depot level maintenance actions on assigned radar systems
Perform periodic and corrective actions on assigned radars systems IAW with Air Force Technical Order and Depot Level procedures
Perform preventative maintenance actions on assigned radars IAW with Air Force Technical Order and Depot Level procedures
Restore critical radar functionality
Requirements development, including decomposition, allocation, and provide recommended verification/validation methods
Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses
Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints
Performs functional analysis, detailed studies, interface definition to translate system requirements into subsystem specifications.
Develop associated product lists, hardware drawings, architectural views, models, and system documentation; documentation development plan
Procure system equipment, warranties, spares, and software licenses for both mission and non-mission development and test environments
Utilizing a variety of tools to support engineering activities, routine maintenance corrective actions, hardware-related emergency/urgent maintenance and respond to anomalies
Validate serviceability of hardware and software at contractor and government facilities.
Conduct antenna array inspection and repair
Develop procedures, maintain failure data, drawings, and equipment historical records to military standards
Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot/repair hardware components
Knowledge and demonstrated ability with test equipment to include spectrum analyzers, Network analyzers, RF power meters, signal generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes
Provide hardware maintenance to ensure reliable, redundant paths of data collection and communications to allow for continued processing of the operational mission
Provide real-time 24/7 hardware maintenance support for operational and supplementary computer and communication equipment at operational sites
Supporting the integration, installation, test and documentation of new and/or modified capabilities into the system
Providing training to operations and maintenance personnel for new installations, special test events and anomaly recoveries
Providing leadership and mentoring in addition to being an individual performer
This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below.
Basic Qualifications for a level 2:
Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM field (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) with 2 years of directly applicable experience in ground service, field service, radar, hardware or RF engineering
U.S. Citizenship required
Active Secret clearance
Basic Qualifications for a level 3:
Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with at least 5 years related experience in ground service, field service, radar, hardware or RF engineering; 3 years with a Masters
U.S. Citizenship required
Active Secret clearance
Extensive experience with Radars and other SIGINT Systems
Experience with requirements tracking systems
Model Based Engineering experience
Excellent communications skills
Experience in the use of Microsoft Office tools
Experience with determining required hardware based on performance and other requirements
Experience with export licenses prior to exporting hardware
Experience purchasing hardware and tracking licenses
Experience documenting hardware and network configurations
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.