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Engineer Hardware

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Boulder
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10074539
Category: Engineering
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 2

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 Space Systems - Payload and Ground Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Hardware Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Boulder, CO.


As a Hardware Engineer you will be developing and sustaining systems using current technologies and others yet to come. We are seeking individuals who have a thirst for knowledge, approach each day with optimism, and have a relentless drive to solve complex problems. Creativity and innovation are imperative for this role, because at Northrop Grumman, many of the problems we work on are impossible--- until they're not.

The selected Engineer will work the Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) SBIRS program.

Essential Functions:

The selected candidate will join a team of dedicated engineers, supporting a critical national defense mission. The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: Supports the design, development, and analysis of Ground Station requirements. Implements Hardware (HW), and Radio Frequency (RF) systems in support of Ground Based Systems architecture and support communications infrastructure. Conducts technical analysis of product implementations, modifications, and enhancements to product in accordance with specific customer specifications and implementations. Tests and understands a variety of electronic equipment and systems, including satellite modems; Front-end processors; general communications equipment and systems; circuitry components; analog and digital computers; and control and test equipment. Evaluates and resolves engineering related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality, and material engineering. Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings; confers with quality, material, manufacturing, and subcontractors to provide and obtain technical information; investigates reports of defective, damaged, or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment, or systems. Examines, measures, inspects, or tests defective parts for conformance. Evaluates findings to formulate corrective actions. Applies electrical, electronic, and mechanical principles to components and systems, including assembly, analysis, and documentation of results; construction of developmental assemblies, sub-assemblies, and components; and quality testing. Responsible for research and/or product development in more than one engineering discipline. Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of electro-mechanical systems.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in STEM discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a master's degree and 0 years of experience. An Additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience with HW and RF systems, test equipment, technical troubleshooting, and problem solving

Experience with engineering drawings and technical manuals, and the use thereof for operating, maintenance and troubleshooting equipment

Experience with MS Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

A current active TS/SCI is required to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or RF Engineering or related discipline.
Familiarity with functional analysis, detailed studies, interface definition to translate system requirements into subsystem specifications
Familiarity with integration, installation, test, and documentation of new and/or modified capabilities into complex systems.
Familiarity with hand tools and test equipment, and the use thereof
Ability to travel between 10 and 25% of the year
Ability to work independently with multi-disciplined teams within the program
A current active TS/SCI is required to start.
Military experience or experience interacting with military customer

Salary Range: $74,900 USD - $112,300 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.%32886573% %%engmech%%

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