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Sr Staff Engineer Electronics - Special Test Equipment

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Azusa
Posted on: November 19, 2022

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.

The Strategic Force Programs (SFP) Business Unit is seeking a Sr. Staff (Level 6) Special Test Equipment Electronics Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Azusa, CA and report under our hardware engineering team. We are looking for someone who has the ability to report on-site, but we can accommodate partial teleworking based upon business/program need.

Exciting opportunity for a technical and functional leader of an emerging Special Test Equipment (STE) organization focusing on the design, development, assembly, Integration & Test (I&T), and validation of Special Test Equipment (STE) for Space hardware. Responsibilities will include Program STE execution to completion and to further help evolve our technology and grow our business into new domains and markets. In this role you will be responsible for technical and program leadership of a multi disciplined STE team for the design, development, assembly, Integration & Test (I&T), and validation of Electrical Engineering STE for Space Hardware. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is passionate about leadership, diversity & inclusion, advances in technology, has a creative mindset, dedicated to catalyzing continuous improvements, and enjoys proactive interaction and collaboration with multiple engineering teams and functional disciplines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field & 16 years of related technical engineering experience, OR a Master's Degree & 14 years of related technical engineering experience
  • Extensive technical and functional engineering leadership experience as an Integrated Product Team Lead responsible for program cost and schedule accountability
  • Proposal and program development experience, including: Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), Technical Description (TD), and Basis of Estimate (BOE) creation
  • Extensive team leadership experience in an Engineering laboratory transitioning from design to production / manufacturing performing Special Test Equipment (STE) hardware, software, & firmware integration and test activities through creating assembly procedures and test plans
  • Experience with presenting program status and program cost and schedule accountability reviews throughout the engineering product lifecycle for executive leadership, functional management, and/or senior level internal / external stakeholders
  • Experience with creating and presenting formal review packages
  • Experience with testing hardware and/or STE supporting testing activities
  • Experience developing and operating STE
  • Demonstrated problem solving, organization, coordination, and planning skills
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD security clearance (US Citizenship Required)Preferred Qualifications:
    • Current & active DoD security clearance
    • Experience in Space Systems
    • Experience with supporting formal reviews such as Test Readiness Review (TRR) and Failure Review Board (FRB)
    • Experience programming in LabVIEW and/or LabVIEW FPGA
    • Demonstrated test equipment trouble-shooting and failure diagnosis experience
    • Knowledge of environmental test methods and practices for Space Hardware
    • In-depth understanding of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) computer architecture, interconnect/interfaces, and standard communication protocols
    • Experience with standard industry requirements management tools like DOORS
    • Experience in generating Verification Compliance Requirements Matrices, Requirements Verification Plans, Test Requirements Documents, Test Procedures and Requirements Sell-off Documents
    • Knowledge of environmental test methods and practices
    • Experience working in an engineering laboratory and transition to production environments performing STE hardware, software, & firmware integration and test activities Salary Range: $173,300 USD - $259,900 USD

      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.

      The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

      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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Azusa , Sr Staff Engineer Electronics - Special Test Equipment, Engineering , Azusa, California

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