Communications Hardware Engineer/Principal Communications Hardware EngineerPalmdale, CA

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautic Systems has an opening for a Communications Hardware Engineer/Principal Communications Hardware Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

**This position may be filled by either a Communications Hardware Engineer level or a Principal Communications Hardware Engineer level based on the qualifications listed.

Essential Functions:

Design of rack-based communication, test, support equipment, and cabling to meet system requirements, to include:

  • Perform electrical and mechanical (signal, power & thermal) analysis at the rack level

  • Generation of engineering drawings in accordance with ASME and IEEE standards, including rack assembly drawings, interconnect wiring diagrams and custom cable assemblies

  • Specification of rack cabling (RF, optical, 1553, power) and cooling systems

Production and fielding of hardware, to include:

  • Installation of communication, test and support equipment in lab and field environments

  • Providing lab and site integration, test, and maintenance support

  • Participate in troubleshooting systems to resolve complex issues, interact and coordinate with responsible communications engineers responsible for sustaining communication sub-systems

Basic Qualifications:

Communications Hardware Engineer (T02):

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field with 2 or more years of engineering experience or MS with 0 years or more year of engineering experience or Ph.D. with 0 or more years of engineering experience

  • Active, in-scope Secret clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR) to start

  • Working knowledge of governing and industry standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-100G, and ASME Y14.100

  • Experience with drawing and release tools - (CATIA V5, Visio, Teamcenter Enterprise) and modeling.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Communications Hardware Engineer (T03):

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field with 5 or more years of engineering experience or MS with 3 years or more year of engineering experience or Ph.D. with 2 or more years of engineering experience

  • Active, in-scope Secret clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP/PAR) to start

  • Working knowledge of governing and industry standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-100G, and ASME Y14.100

  • Experience with drawing and release tools - (CATIA V5, Visio, Teamcenter Enterprise) and modeling.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Must have high attention to detail and emphasis on first time quality

  • Must be physically able to move up to 50 lbs

  • Must have color vision to identify cables and wires

  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills with an aptitude to learn new material quickly

  • Working knowledge of various communication protocols including Ethernet, 1553 bus systems and FibreChannel

  • Working knowledge of communication engineering theory and RF systems

  • Experience with production of complex systems

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.

Salary Range: $87,200 - $130,800

Salary Range 2: $107,300 - $160,900

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.