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Principal Engineer Systems

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is a leading global provider of secure software-defined, hardware-enabled mission systems. Our company is pioneering capabilities in a wide variety of sectors that keep our nation safe from Undersea to Space and Cyberspace.

NGMS is seeking junior Systems Integration & Testengineers to support test and verification activities programs within the Ground Based Radars and Airborne ISR&T divisions in Baltimore, Maryland.
QualifiedIntegration and Testengineers will perform hands-on integration and testing of sophisticated RF sensor systems, including both hardware and software components in development and production environments; Synthesizes internal and external customer needs and requirements into system tests that acknowledge technical and schedule constraints; Participates in the development and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures, and schedules for verifying system requirements; participates in I&T readiness reviews, design reviews and conducts audits of I&T program facilities; Coordinates integrated testing activities that may include environmental, reliability and the occasional flight test; Reviews and evaluates test requirements to ensure completeness of test program; Performs analysis of test results and prepares comprehensive reports; Uses modeling and simulation tools to expedite testing of individual units before all system components are available and for troubleshooting and repair of failed units.
Qualified candidates must have an understanding of:
- LINUX/UNIX Operating Systems development at the kernel
- Programming Language C/C++
- Shell Scripting/ Python
-Technical ability in a lab based integration and test environment
- Integration and Test Hardware and Software
-A working knowledge of RF based test equipment (Signal Generators, Spectrum Analyzers, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, etc.)
- VxWorks
Positions requires the flexibility to support assignments on multiple shifts, including 2nd shift, reliability 24/7 testing, weekend and on-call support.
This position may be filled at a higher level based on the qualifications below:

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Software Systems Integration and Test Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with5 years of professional experience;3 Years with Master's, or 0 yearswith a PhD
  • Experience Testing and Troubleshooting Hardware and/or Software
  • Programming Skills in C/C++ in a Linux and/or Unix OS environment
  • Experience with shell scripting at the kernel level
  • General knowledge of RF based test equipment (Signal generators, spectrum analyzers,, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc)
  • Active DoD secret clearance that has been adjudicated within the last 5 years or higher level clearance with the willingness to pursue SAP/SAR clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with VxWorks
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodology
  • Active Top Secret Clearance with SAP/SAR access

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.

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