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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Engineer Ground Systems Installation in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Ground Systems Development Department (part of Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector) in Redondo Beach, CA is seeking a Senior Principal Ground System Installation Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA and will have opportunity to travel both domestically and internationally to support installation and upgrade support.

They will be responsible for testing, and delivering satellite ground station hardware to customers both domestically and internationally. The successful candidate will have a track record of successfully performing RF and digital hardware installation, testing, and troubleshooting.

The candidate will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across engineering disciplines to accomplish the team goals. This candidate will also be capable of coordinating with internal and external customers and preparing/presenting the results of their work. Applicant will interface with multiple disciplines including customers, program management, hardware design, system engineering, procurement, suppliers, and manufacturing.

The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with:

  • Performing support for several different technical skillsets (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, etc.)

  • Integration, and test of:

  • Digital and Analog/RF circuits

  • Electronic drawers/units

  • Small to large electronic subsystems

Some responsibilities include both performing and leading the following:

  • Support test planning, test execution, sell-off, and post-delivery support for multiple off-site locations

  • Solving challenging critical digital and RFsubsystem issues to meet requirements across all delivery variants

  • Performing Acceptance Testing for Mission Assurance, Customers, and Technical Representatives

  • Providing content for subsystem internal design reviews, test readiness reviews, and End Item Data Package review and sell-off to internal and external customers


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Basic Qualifications:

  • STEM Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of hardware engineering experience; OR a STEM Master's degree with 7+ years of hardware engineering experience; OR a STEM PhD. degree with 4+ years of hardware engineering experience

  • Demonstrated hardware testing experience at either the board, unit, or subsystem level

  • Experience in an electronic test environment that verifies specification requirements

  • Previous experience as an electrical engineering hardware designer

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

•Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

•OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

•OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or STEM Degree

  • Experience presenting to technical leadership

  • Experience designing, developing, and delivery of ground system hardware

  • Experience in analog, RF, or digital test set development and testing

  • Experience with ground antenna subsystems

  • Experience with hardware installs at a customer site

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 most positions.

Job Category : Engineering