Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Princ Test Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: JSD20180506-45988

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Description:

Under moderate supervision the candidate will be responsible for the design of software and hardware for component test equipment (CTE) and automated test equipment (ATE) systems. Support of the test and debug for flight and non-flight spacecraft electronic circuit card assemblies (CCA) and boxes. Will be responsible for ensuring that the technical requirements, cost, and schedule for the CTE/ATE system development is achieved. May lead the design team, and be responsible for the end-to-end design, debug, test and certification of CTE/ATE system. Will work closely with the spacecraft avionics Design Engineer to ensure the CTE/ATE system will validate the circuit cards and/or electronics box under all test environments. Has responsibility for the documentation development and release of the CTE/ATE system.

Perform subsystem definition, preliminary and detailed design, design implementation, subsystem and system integration, and test for a subsystem.   Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.  Analyze software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.  Make frequent contact with customers both internal and external concerning requirements, design and maintenance of software.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills using NI TestStand, C/C++, Object Oriented and .Net Framework
  • Experience defining and mapping operational requirements to functional implementations
  • Experience developing test application SW to interface with Test Equipment along with instrument driver suites
  • Experience developing test applications for data protocols, high speed serial interfaces, and memory algorithms.
  • Experience in the test and debug of hardware and software systems
  •  A fundamental understanding of general and specialized test equipment to include: Data Bus Analyzers, Signal Generators, Logic Analyzers, and Power equipment.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Math with 7 years of related experience

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future.  When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space