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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA. In this role at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

The rotating machinery team within the Systems Integration and Test group is seeking an innovative, self-driven Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer to join our dynamic, multifaceted team. As one of us, your mission will be to ensure that the devices we create here to turn steam into electricity and propulsion for our nation's newest submarines and aircraft carriers meet the stringent standards our nation's fleet requires.

What You'll get to Do:

In this role, you will have the opportunity to complete a wide variety of challenges that span the gamut of effort required to accomplish system-level tests of our turbine-generators and gear-driven propulsion units-from integrating data-acquisition systems and programming automation routines to acquiring and analyzing data and writing procedures and reports. Along the way, you will learn all about the technologies that make our power-generation and propulsion systems unique, gaining valuable insight to ensure our tested products are assets our nation's bravest service members can trust.

One more thing: The role we perform requires 12.5-hr shifts to support 24/7 system-level test campaigns in our factory and may include night shift support 30-50% of the time. The workload may span two and three weeks continuously in some cases. A quarter of the year, the role involves field engineering testing support aboard ships at various customer sites around the US. Aboard ship, the workload is typically 12.5 hrs per day with a duration of between two and four weeks. Although the workload may sound intense, we do offer flexibility in taking paid time off and compensate for all additional hours worked on shift during testing campaigns.

If this type of work plays to your strengths and goals, then we'd like to hear from you!


Basic Qualifications for Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 5 years relevant work experience; or Master's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 3 years relevant work experience; or Ph.D in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with no relevant work experience

  • Experience using benchtop instrumentation (e.g. spectrum analyzers and digital multimeters)

  • Ability to interpret basic circuit diagrams

  • Must be willing to work night shift 30-50% of the time

  • Must be willing to work at field sites up to 25% of the time

  • Must be a US citizen with Active DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering Industry experience related to testing and troubleshooting

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

  • Experience troubleshooting analog or high-voltage circuitry

  • Programming and/or automation experience (e. g. MATLAB, Python, C/C++, C#, and Visual Basic)

  • PLC programming experience (e.g. Allen Bradley)

  • Experience testing magnetic bearings or other rotating machinery

  • Acoustics, dynamics, or control-systems testing experience

  • Experience using multi-channel data acquisition (DAQ) systems

  • Experience testing large structures

  • Systems-Engineering experience

  • Navy experience

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Job Category : Engineering