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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 is seeking an Engineer Hardware/Principal Engineer Hardware to join our team in Boulder, CO. Position Summary/Responsibilities: 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. Troubleshoots technical problems and issues, determines technical solution in accordance with product and customer specifications, and recommends actions to company or customer representatives for coordinative product solution. Researches, develops, and tests 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; and reviews production schedules and orders. 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. Assesses product needs in accordance with customer specifications. May conduct technical training and product briefing with customers, vendors, and company representatives. Knowledge, Skills and Ability: General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks. Problem Solving: Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned.  Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. Discretion/Latitude: Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy, and accuracy. Works under general supervision. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Impact: Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Liaison: Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects. This requisition may be filled at a higher job grade based on the qualifications listed below. This requisition may be filled as either an Engineer Hardware or a Principal Engineer Hardware. Basic Qualifications for an Engineer Hardware: - 2 Years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 0 Years with Masters. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be consider in lieu of a degree. - Active Secret-level Security Clearance - Experience with fiber-optic links (using fiber testing tools for troubleshooting are a plus). - Signal loss & link budget calculation experience - Power system (DC & low voltage AC) design experience - Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems down to LRU level - Ability to create electrical diagrams, signal flow diagrams Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineer Hardware: - 5 Years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be consider in lieu of a degree. - Active Secret-level Security Clearance - Experience with fiber-optic links (using fiber testing tools for troubleshooting are a plus). - Signal loss & link budget calculation experience - Power system (DC & low voltage AC) design experience - Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems down to LRU level - Ability to create electrical diagrams, signal flow diagrams Preferred Qualifications: - Strong experience with satellite modem and front-end processor development. - Experience with MBSE and SysML processes. - 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 - Experience developing ground terminals (S and K band systems specifically is a plus) - Experience with tactical datalinks - Digital Signal Processing (DSP) experience (specifically Modems and Front End Processors for antennas) - HEMP hardened system development, and/or testing experience - Environmental hardening, and/or testing experience - Loopback testing and link strength + quality (G/T) analysis - Military experience or experience interacting with military customer 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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Engineer Hardware/Principal Engineer Hardware