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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Engr H/W in Boulder, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Hardware Eng to join our team of dedicated, diverse professionals supporting the S2E2 program located in Boulder, CO.

This position supports the design, development, and analysis of Ground Station requirements. Implements Hardware (HW), and Hardware support infrastructure systems associated with Ground Based Systems architecture and communications infrastructure. Conducts technical analysis of product implementations, modifications, and enhancements to product in accordance with specific customer specifications and implementations. Troubleshoots technical problems and issues, determines technical solution in accordance with product and customer specifications. Provide engineering support on engineering teams for research, development, test and sustainment of military ground systems. Specifically provide expertise in a variety of power production, electrical, HVAC, military transport and High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) systems that implement Hardness Critical Items (HCI). 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; and reviews production schedules and orders. Examines, measures, inspects and 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. Supports and participates in the design, test, modification, fabrication, and assembly of electromechanical systems. Provides coordination and oversight of subcontractor activates both prior to site activities and direct activities while they perform required tasks at both Northrop Grumman and government sites. May conduct technical training and product briefing with customers, vendors, and company representatives.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9 years of related experience; 7 years with a Masters; 4 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Active Secret clearance

  • Experience with HW and military mobile ground 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specific experience with the SBIRS S2E2 SMGT Shelter subsystem

  • Ability to function as a Technical Manager in a Vendor/Subcontract management role for military mobile satellite ground system infrastructure and other hardware procurements

  • 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

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.

Job Category : Engineering