Principal Hardware Test Engineer

Northrop Grumman - East Hartford, CT

AOA Xinetics(AOX), a Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems strategic business unit(SBU), is currently seeking a hardware test engineer for our East Hartford CT location.

Hardware Test Engineers are an integral part of teams of engineers and scientists supporting various tasks related to implementation, use, and setup of electro-optical and photonics based work stations and test systems. These stations and systems will include, but are not limited to: optical assemblies, mechanical assemblies, measurement equipment, electronics boards, and various other sub-systems. Test Engineers will support technical problem solving, test definition, test result data compilation, equipment selection, and integration. Test engineers provide valuable contributions supporting research, development, engineering, and business development efforts for our products and customers.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technial field.
  • Minimum of 7 years work related experience with electro-optic instruments and/or opto-mechanical test setups.
  • Experience with computer operated test setups and systems.
  • Experience with National Instruments hardware products, equipment, and drivers.
  • Experience with EXFO hardware or systems.
  • Familiarity with SQL, MS-Access, or other database tools.
  • Experience working in multi-discipline teams.
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills related to technical approaches, work performed, test results, and findings.
  • Valid U.S. Drivers License.
  • US Citizenship is a bona find requirement as applicants selected are subject to a government security investigation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active TS clearance
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