Engineer Electrical

    Northrop Grumman
    Palestine, TX
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    Job Summary

    As a payload engineer at NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, you will work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure electrical subsystems are integrated and operational for successful sub-orbital long duration balloon flights. These activities will occur both at our facility in Palestine, Texas and at remote locations around the world. The position requires long term travel.

    In this role you may:
    •Prepare balloon subsystems for flight and perform all pre-flight testing and calibration, including operation of an environmental test chamber and other metrology and calibration lab tools.
    •Monitor and control subsystems during flight to insure optimal performance.
    •Assist in the design/development and integration of satellite communication, telemetry, and data acquisition systems.
    •Work with science groups to ensure a successful integration of payload electrical and telemetry systems.
    •Perform related tasks that fall within the limits or required qualifications of the position

    As a payload engineer at NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, you will work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure electrical subsystems are integrated and operational for successful sub-orbital long duration balloon flights. These activities will occur both at our facility in Palestine, Texas and at remote locahe postions around the world. T

    In this role you may:
    • Prepare balloon subsystems for flight and perform all pre-flight testing and calibration, including operation of an environmental test chamber and other metrology and calibration lab tools.
    • Monitor and control subsystems during flight to insure optimal performance.
    • Assist in the design/development and integration of satellite communication, telemetry, and data acquisition systems.
    • Work with science groups to ensure a successful integration of payload electrical and telemetry systems.
    • Perform related tasks that fall within the limits or required qualifications of the position

    Qualifications :

    Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Math, Physics with a minimum 2 years of related experience.
    Basic Qualifications:
    • Ability to travel to worldwide remote sites for extended time frames, up to 60% of the year
    • Ability to pass the physical (medical) requirements to work in Antarctica
    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral, graphical, and written forms.
    • Ability to troubleshoot complex technical systems
    • Knowledge of electronic circuit design and troubleshooting
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working with satellite communications systems, DC power systems, or data acquisition systems
    • Familiarity with schematic capture software (ORCAD/ALTIUM)
    • Knowledge of serial communications protocols
    • Experience working with embedded microcontroller system design
    • Experience with LabView/LabWindows, C/C++, Linux
    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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

    Posting ID: 552778544Posted: 2020-05-21