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Staff Engineer Electronics

Palmdale, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    12-15 years
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for ato join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be primarily located in Palmdale, CA.50% travel may be required.

Essential Functions:

The Electronic Warfare Operations & Sustainment Engineer 5 will be a high-energy individual who will be expected to keep track of deployed assets, collect asset-related status reports from FOLs and MOBs to support statistical and anomaly reporting, coordinate with Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) team as the Point of Contact (POC) for the Integrated Product Team (IPT), participate in Material Improvement Process Review Board meetings and provide feedback and responses to action items as necessary, monitor Line Replaceable Units (LRU) returned from the field and coordinate their repair at the supplier facility, and communicate successfully across engineering, operations, and logistics teams in order to implement requirements. 

The successful candidate will coordinate with customers and vendors to ensure that required assets are in place and functional in order to effectively support operations and that any failed assets are returned to the supplier in a timely manner for repair.They must also be capable of responding to the customer with guidance related to operation and maintenance of assets. 

Meeting support responsibilities include readiness reviews, site specific training, test briefs and debriefs, security and coordination with test directors.Post-test support responsibilities include review, analysis and defect investigation of test logs, validation of test data files, hardware and software troubleshooting on the platform and defect duplication and analysis in a lab.Pre-test support responsibilities include support and checkout of the system, including but not limited to test planning activities to ensure that test objectives are achieved and results remain within operational specifications of the subsystem. 

Responsibilities will also include coordination of anomalies with NG engineering and supplier Subject Matter Experts. This includes review of service bulletins, training for new software upgrades, review of new NG and supplier generated Discrepancy Reports and tracking existing Discrepancy Reports, as new analyses become available. 

The successful candidate will also support operator training, QA activities, DMS issues and obsolescence management, logistics, return material authorization activities, logging, review and reporting of system maintenance metrics, analysis and confirmation of mean time between failures, support for correction of defects and flight test justification activities and lab sustainment. 


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field and a minimum of 14 years of Engineering experience or Masters with 12 years experience

Must have experience working with Electronic Warfare airborne payload systems.

Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time.

Active, in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance is required to start with ability to gain access to special programs.

Preferred Qualifications: 

MS in Engineering.

Practical experience working with other airborne payload systems in addition to Electronic Warfare systems.

Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems, develop solutions, and make decisions that impact the organization’s credibility, operations and services.

Documented ability to interpret numerical data for reporting purposes and prepare and analyze data and figures.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment.

Supplier Management Experience

Top Secret Clearance

Current Special Program access

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