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Principal Electronics Engineer

Palmdale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    5-7 years
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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a highly motivated Responsible Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

Our team is looking for a highly-motivated mid-level Field Engineer who is a self-starter. This position performs the integration and troubleshooting of communications systems or component sub-systems, RF Line of Sight, SATCOM and tactical networks, ranging in complexity from a single rack of equipment to dozens. This role will entail the successful sustainment of a system using engineering drawings, configuration & recovery documentation, system level troubleshooting, as well as live support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• System integration, test development/execution of various types of communications systems

• Document system requirements and interfaces

• Troubleshooting systems interacting and coordinating with responsible communications engineers responsible for sustaining communication sub-systems

• Serve as an interface between the O&T organization and the engineers

• Ensure communication system performance meets specified levels

• Proactively maintain overall system performance of a deployed communication system

• Perform troubleshooting, document issues and coordinate field replacements/upgrades of communications systems

• Contribute to improvement of processes, design and future sustainment efforts. 

• Fiber optic integration and test

• Ability to regularly work nights and weekends as required.

• Actively participate in Program Risk and Opportunity Management


Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of relevant engineering experience; Master’s Degree and 3 years; or PhD with 0 years

- Experience with satellite communication systems integration

- Must possess an active Top Secret clearance with investigation date in last 5 years, and the ability to obtain and maintain special access

- Between 25% and 50% travel expected, Up to 75% is possible

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master’s Degree or PhD in an Engineering Discipline

- Experience with a variety of networking protocols

- Practical working experience with various types of RF systems, including troubleshooting with test equipment

- Prior unit/subsystem/Payload/Segment Systems Engineering experience

- Strong leadership, management, communication, and interpersonal skills

- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

- Aptitude to learn new material quickly

- Existing Special Program Access

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