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Due to significant program wins in the lunar area, we are seeking a Electrical Software Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) Engineers . These positions will be located in Dulles, VA.
In this role you will be responsible for developing software for automated test equipment to validate flight hardware. You will work closely with hardware and software engineers to understand component and satellite designs and create test set solutions that effectively and efficiently test them.
Under moderate supervision, you will be responsible for:
The design of software for component test equipment (CTE)
Support of the test and debug for flight and non-flight spacecraft electronics at the circuit card assemblies (CCA) and higher-level assemblies.
On occasion be responsible for ensuring that the technical requirements, cost, and schedule for the CTE system development is achieved
Work closely with the Test Engineer and UUT Design Engineer to ensure the CTE system will validate the circuit cards and/or electronics system under all test environments
As part of a design team, be responsible for the end-to-end design, debug, test, and certification of CTE system
Have the responsibility for the documentation development and release of the CTE system
To be successful in this role you should have:
Experience designing test software
Strong software engineering experience
Test Engineering experience
Good electrical skillset
Good communication skills
Experience working in small teams
Experience reading cabling drawings, wiring diagrams, and circuit schematics
In this role, you will join a team of 2-4 EGSE Engineers and take direction from the EGSE Software Engineering Manager. You will also interface with the subsystem engineers to obtain design requirements. Early on, there will software development work that requires scripting and automation of instruments to perform test sequences according to a test plan. The next phase will be spent in a lab performing integration with the UUT, and troubleshooting any problems with the automated test suites.
This position can be filled at the Engineer or Principal Engineer level.
Requires BS in a STEM field (ideally Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineering) with 2 years of experience; or Master's degree; or a PhD
Proficiency in an industry standard Programming Language (i.e. C/C++, Python, LabVIEW, etc.) Position will require being able to create/code projects independently
Requires BS in a STEM field (ideally Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineering) with 5 years of experience; or Master's degree with 3 years of experience; or a PhD
Proficiency in an industry standard Programming Languages (i.e. C/C++, Python, LabVIEW, etc.) Position will require being able to create/code projects independently
Experience developing instrument drivers and test scripts for use in ATE/CTE
Strong programming skills using LabVIEW, TestStand, and LabWindows CVI and/or C/C++ Experience developing test application software to interface with test equipment along with instrument drivers
Experience in the test and debug of hardware and software systems
A fundamental understanding of general and specialized test equipment to include Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, DMMs, switching matrices, and Power equipment.
Experience working in an AGILE/SCRUM environment
The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.
Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)
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Salary Range: $73,400 - $127,400
Salary Range 2: $90,400 - $157,000
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.
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.