2020 Associate Electrical Engineer- Wallops Island, VA-20005164

Location: Wallops Island
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

NASAs Sounding Rocket Operations Contract (NSROC) is a sub-orbital space flight program located at NASAs Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), a part of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). NSROC provides suborbital launch vehicles, payload development and field operations support to NASAs Science Mission Directorate. The program enables the collection of Earth, Heliophysics and Astrophysics science.

The Associate Electrical Engineer, Telemetry, is responsible for the design, testing and field operations support related to sounding rocket telemetry systems. They research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, and systems; applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.

They are responsible for the production and presentation of technical material in support of internal and external customer meetings.

Specific duties include:

Develop special purpose circuits to monitor vehicle or payload events, to establish compatible voltage or impedance levels, or to perform in-flight functions
Design PCM encoder matrices and measurement lists.
Develop of mission telemetry requirements.
Utilize ground support equipment to test telemetry system components to include PCM encoders, RF transmitters and antennas.
May serve as the lead electrical engineer for Sounding Rocket missions.
Apply programming and computer application skills in the development of software in C, C++, C#, and Matlab.
Contribute to the development of new engineering products or specialty products, and specifications.
Participate in technical interchange discussions with customers and experimenters.
Manage the activities required to meet the objectives of assigned design and development projects.

Training will be required in:

  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Cryogenic Safety
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Software Assurance
  • Quality Management System
  • Ordnance Awareness

Travel: ~2 months / year.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors Degree (BS) or Masters Degree (MS) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other STEM field is required.
  • Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 0 years of experience



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical of Computer Engineering Preferred

  • Experience and operational proficiency with electronic equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, signal generators, power supplies, multi-meters, etc. as well as components such as microcontrollers, PLDs, DSPs

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: 20005164

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
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position