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Systems Integration and Test Engineer / Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman Corp. (AU)
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
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 Systems Integration and Test Engineer / Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA. In this role a t 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 Systems Integration and Test Engineer / 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!
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This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below:
Basic Qualifications for Systems Integration and Test Engineer :


  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 2 years relevant work experience; or Master's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with no relevant 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.
  • Must be willing to work at field sites up to 25% of the time.
  • Must be a US citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

    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 ability to obtain and maintain a 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

        Salary Range: $85,000 - $127,400
        Salary Range 2: $104,600 - $157,000
        Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
        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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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Keywords: Northrop Grumman Corp. (AU), Sunnyvale , Systems Integration and Test Engineer / Principal Systems Integration and Test Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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