Principal / Electrical Engineer: Simulation Hardware - Space / Satellite System

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Full Time
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available CLEARANCE TYPE: Uncleared TRAVEL: No Description Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today. We have an opening for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space Systems organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA . As an Electrical Engineer on the Simulation Hardware team , you will perform simulation hardware work on large commercial and non-commercial space programs. You should have studies in the electrical engineering field with strong mechanical knowledge and abilities. As part of the Simulation Hardware team, you will develop hardware to implement closed loop simulation for avionics flight computers on Space Vehicle (SV) testbeds. You will define requirements based on the program's needs, select hardware to simulate SV component data and control interfaces, define testbed harness connections to avionics units and interfaces for simulating SV components, and test and integrate the completed simulation testbed with the avionics units. You are also responsible for the design and fabrication of the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) and testbed which make up the Flatsat simulation system. The EGSE test sets are used to checkout, integrate, and operate the Flatsat testbed with integrated avionics. These test sets provide power, control, and telemetry. You will be part of a small Flatsat Design Team supporting a number of programs. Responsibilities include: Rack, panel, and cable design, electrical interconnects and schematics, developing certification procedures, and hardware checkout/troubleshooting Root cause determination, problem resolution and documentation Interface with subsystem design engineers, flight software engineers, systems engineers, parts procurement, and assembly technicians, in order to provide support for various Flatsat and EGSE tasks Focus on the full design cycle of EGSE, from conception through design to fabrication and integration/test. Prior work in an engineering organization and the ability to learn and excel as part of a simulation hardware development team is beneficial. Ability to debug simulation hardware and software for avionics integration and test environments using common lab equipment is preferred. Excellent writing, reading, and speaking skills are expected as you will be involved in the entire Flatsat system development, test, and operations lifecycle. Familiarity with typical spacecraft avionics communication standards and basic electrical engineering practices is beneficial. Tags NGFeaturedJobs #LI-S-70 Space System NoVASpace DIVSE MMIC Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (ideally Electrical Engineering) with 2 years of experience; or Master's degree; or PhD Proficiency with integrated (analog, power, digital) hardware Design Proficiency in rack design, panel design, cable design, and schematic layouts Proficiency with lab test equipment such as DMMs and O-Scopes Ability to operate electronic lab equipment for debug and troubleshooting Familiarity with high speed serial interface protocol (TCPIP, SPACEWIRE, LVDS, RS422/485, 1553) Proficiency with electrical and/or mechanical design tools (eg, Zuken, Visio, CREO) Technical leadership experience Ability to work independently with minimal management oversight Preferred Qualifications: Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex ideas in a clear and concise manner Self-motivated and able to effectively work in small teams Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Experience with grounding and signal preservation techniques Microsoft Office Suite proficiency Strong analytical and diagnostic skills Experience with Agile and DevSecOps Active TS or SCI clearance The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA's Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: Medical Dental & Vision coverage 401k Educational Assistance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions Paid Time Off Health & Wellness Resources Employee Discounts Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work) For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more. Link: Salary Range: $74,200.00 - $138,000.00Salary Range 2: $0.00 - $0.00 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 . US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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