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

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
Dec 05, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time
Requisition ID: R10001323Category: EngineeringLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: UnclearedTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: NoPositions Available: 3At 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 "A cents € 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.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/troubleshootingRoot cause determination, problem resolution and documentationInterface with subsystem design engineers, flight software engineers, systems engineers, parts procurement, and assembly technicians, in order to provide support for various Flatsat and EGSE tasksFocus 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.TagsNGFeaturedJobs#LI-S-70Space SystemNoVASpaceDIVSEMMICBasic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (ideally Electrical Engineering) with 2 years of experience; or Master's degree; or PhDProficiency with integrated (analog, power, digital) hardware DesignProficiency in rack design, panel design, cable design, and schematic layoutsProficiency with lab test equipment such as DMMs and O-ScopesAbility to operate electronic lab equipment for debug and troubleshootingFamiliarity 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 experienceAbility to work independently with minimal management oversightPreferred Qualifications:Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex ideas in a clear and concise mannerSelf-motivated and able to effectively work in small teamsAbility to communicate effectively both orally and in writingExperience with grounding and signal preservation techniquesMicrosoft Office Suite proficiencyStrong analytical and diagnostic skillsExperience with Agile and DevSecOpsActive TS or SCI clearanceThe 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:MedicalDental & Vision coverage401kEducational AssistanceLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Programs & Work/Life SolutionsPaid Time OffHealth & Wellness ResourcesEmployee DiscountsFlexible 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: /benefits"Salary Range: 74200 - 138000Employees 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.The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.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.