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Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer

Palmdale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    7-10 years
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Northrop Grumman Aeronautic Systems is currently seeking a Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer - Weapons Integration to join the team. This position will be based in Palmdale, CA. The Weapons Integration Engineer is expected to be a highly-motivated self-starter that has an interest in the functional design-integration of weapon systems.

Responsibilities include: 

Perform a variety of duties in the weapons integration area, including, research, data gathering, and data analysis and troubleshooting. 

Works from engineering specifications such as software requirements packages, Interface Control Documents, Performance Based Specifications, Architecture drawings, and other Engineering Instructions or technical data. 

Works with a variety of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to complete tasks related to design, testing, and sustainment of aircraft weapon systems.

Independently determines and develops approaches to solutions. 

Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.  

Is self-motivated, works well with teams in collaborative environments. 

The Weapons Integration Engineer is expected to be a highly-motivated self-starter that has an interest in the functional design-integration of weapon systems and flight testing of fighter aircraft.  

Functional design-integration requires in-depth technical knowledge of Stores Management System (SMS)/ Suspension and Release Equipment (S&RE)-related hardware and software, as well as knowledge of governing standards to include MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-1760, etc., for the ability to carry and employ weapons.  

Specific tasks performed in this role may include: 

Assisting in test data analysis/troubleshooting and report generation as well as performing weapon-system checkouts and updating procedures 

Assist in follow-on development system-integration activities such as participating in software requirements development, test plan development, and prepare for flight-test execution/control room monitoring.


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelors of Science in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with at least 9 Years with relevant experience; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

Familiar with ICD development

Platform integration of weapons

Familiarity with GPS guided weapons

Experience and ability to write Statements of Work (SOW) and Proposal Specifications (PSPEC)

Active DoD Secret clearance upon hire and the ability of obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance and Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

Supplier management duties 

CAM experience 

Ability to manage a schedule

Experience with Launch Acceptability Regions (LAR) operation and generation

Experience with weapons seekers and terminal guidance methods

Understanding of Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation

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