Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a highly qualified Digital Hardware Engineer looking to join a program hardware team located in Alice Springs, Australia. The hardware team requires individuals with digital communication systems maintenance experience who can work in a structured configuration control environment. The selected candidate will be required to:- Know basic communication theory and be familiar with digital and analog modulation/demodulation techniques- Perform system, subsystem, unit and board-level troubleshooting and repair- Develop and modify procedures for alignment- Respond to system and subsystem anomalies as required. The individual will also be required to:- Explain root cause and fault resolution to a technical and non-technical audience- Have experience using oscilloscopes, BER testers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, volt meters and other equipment used for testing digital communication systems- Have an understanding of AC & DC electronic theory as well as various communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, GPIB, etc.- Have experience with BPSK & QPSK waveforms and methods for testing and troubleshooting systems that use such techniques- Provide on-call 24/7 emergency anomaly response to diagnose data and support restoration/repair efforts This position requires that the selected candidate be able to satisfy the following physical demands:- Ability to work on elevated structures at heights of ~100 feet- Ability to work in narrow and confined spaces- Ability to lift and carry ~45lbs (20kgs) A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation assistance. A 2 year commitment is required. Applicant must pass physical, psychological and security/polygraph screening
- Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM field (Science/Technical/Engineering/Math) with 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: ground service, field service, SATCOM, hardware or RF engineering; or Master’s degree with 3 years of experience.
- Knowledge and understanding of basic communication theory, digital and analog modulation/demodulation techniques, AC & DC electronic theory and various communication protocols such as RS232, RS422, GPIB, etc.
- Experience using oscilloscopes, BER testers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, volt meters and other equipment for testing digital communication systems and perform system, subsystem, unit and board level troubleshooting and repairs
- Ideal candidates will have experience with BPSK & QPSK waveforms and methods for testing and troubleshooting systems that use such techniques
- Must possess and have the ability to retain, a current SCI clearance with a SSBI and counter intelligence polygraph