Principal Test Engineer-20003827

Location: Buffalo, NY 14202
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Working in Northrop Grumman Mission Systems means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility, and reshaping the world we live in.  If youre looking for challenging work experiences with a bigger purpose and desire to learn in a collaborative environment, we invite you to look for the next step in your career at Northrop Grumman.

We are seeking a Principal Test Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and become part of Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems in Buffalo, New York; an organization focused on the development and production of state-of-the-art Simulation Systems solutions.


The Test Engineer designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment as required to functionally test Microwave, Radio Frequency, and Digital microelectronics products.  Provides project management and technical oversight for test activities including resources, budgets, and schedules with milestones.  Coordinates with a team of test technicians to implement and improve test processes.  Works with Systems and Hardware Engineering to support the development of new products.  Develops and refines test procedures.  Evaluates and monitors manufacturing and test data to identify defect trends, and work with Manufacturing Engineering to resolve any issues.  Provides dispositions for non-conforming products and materials.  Develops and refines automated test software.

The ideal candidate will have a solid business acumen; strong technical skills; demonstrated high level of attention to detail and quality; strong quantitative and analytical skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated success in working in a team environment, and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure.


Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related equivalent STEM degree plus 5 years of relevant test experience; or a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering plus 3 years of relevant experience.
RF design or RF test background with hands on troubleshooting experience.
Proficient with test equipment such as vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, RF signal generators, noise figure meters, oscilloscopes and digital multimeters.
Basic understanding of RF and microwave products.
Ability to read and/or interpret 2D and/or 3D drawings.
Demonstrated success in working in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills.
Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result.
Able to provide direction to determine priorities to achieve goal.
U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Working knowledge with Testing methods, procedures and product quality.
Working knowledge with a variety of industry standards (including but not limited to IPC-610, J-STD, 7711/7721, MIL and ANSI).
Experience in composing process documentation, i.e. test procedures.
Experience in data analysis and development of performance metrics.
Skills in generation of spreadsheets and database collection (i.e. Excel; Access).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, project leadership.
Programming experience with Lab View, Visual Basic, and C++.
Experience with mechanical and electrical manufacturing/production processes.

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 ID: 20003827

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required
No - Teleworking not available for this position