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Old 02-20-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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For those who're interested. Northrop Grumman is having a Engineering Job Fair in Huntsville. As a FYI, NGC has announced its intention to staff up its new Huntsville office, so for anyone who's looking for a job/ change, this is worthwhile to look into. The event is after-work hour as well.

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Please join us at our upcoming Invitational Engineering Career Event!

Tuesday, February 24 & Thursday, February 26
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
301 Voyager Way • Huntsville, AL

Northrop Grumman Information Systems is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions located in Huntsville, AL:

• Software Engineering
• Systems Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Test and Evaluation Engineering
• Contract/Subcontract Administration
• General Administration

For more information on our invitational event and to learn more about job specifics and qualifications, visit: meetngc.com
More information can be obtained at
http://www.meetngc.com/EventJobs.aspx?EID=66
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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HB2HSV, Thanks for the info. I have a friend in Nashville that wants his son to relocate to Huntsville from CA...I'm passing this along to them
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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What is the average pay for a software test engineer in Huntsville?
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What is the average pay for a software test engineer in Huntsville?

How many years experience?
How much relevant, in demand skills?
Clearance?

Wouldn't be far off to guess anywhere from $60K to $130K.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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About 8-10 years experience.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Anyone go to the NG job fair? Just wondering how the turnout was.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Hubby went. He's an electrical engineer currently employed but always on the lookout for new prospects. We didn't talk much as I was tired and really not interested in this subject. But he said that there were people actually interviewing (had submitted their resume prior to the event), the positions were highly technical (or rather very specific to what NG does), and he was asked if he was willing to relocate to California (no way, Jose, we stay put here). That's about all we talked, again I did not get into many details, because I was not interested and it seemed to me he was not interested to share either.
Just a few people showed up (as in a few dozens - Tuesday), but not as many as one would think for a job fair.

My thoughts on this: either engineers are not as much out of job as the rest of the population is, or the event was not advertised enough to attract people...or other reasons I can't think of...

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Old 03-03-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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That's about all we talked, again I did not get into many details, because I was not interested and it seemed to me he was not interested to share either.
Sometimes it's difficult to explain some of those finer "highly technical" aspect of job to your spouse. Often we see glazes in your eyes once we said "network centric sprial development...."


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Just a few people showed up (as in a few dozens - Tuesday), but not as many as one would think for a job fair.

My thoughts on this: either engineers are not as much out of job as the rest of the population is, or the event was not advertised enough to attract people...or other reasons I can't think of...
I'd say majority of engineers in the Huntsville are employeed. We had a meeting with Huntville chamber of commerce recently and was quoted that the unemployment rate of a degreed engineer in this area is 0.2%. Actually there were a couple of hundreds job openings went unfilled last year. Basically any engineer who wants to have a job has a job. This is a good position to be in for us.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Hampton Cove, AL
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My thoughts on this: either engineers are not as much out of job as the rest of the population is, or the event was not advertised enough to attract people...or other reasons I can't think of...
I was a recruiter in my pc(pre children) life, here are my observations for what they are worth...

There are several things at work here. As HB2HSV pointed out the unemployment rates are low for engineers, but if you held a job fair for any other discipline(manufacturing, sales, whatever), you would get people from all over the place looking for jobs, you will also get people that are employed and looking to upgrade-or possibly upgrade so it is not only that. If those same jobs were to be advertised on monster.com, you would get people applying that were nowhere near qualified-same in a local job fair for other types of positions(recent or soon to be grads for positions that require experience, people with experience but no degree, etc, etc), you would get people that are employed and seeing what is out there, the whole gambit.

The biggest thing is that engineers and job fairs don't mix. DH has been to one in his life-in college It is just like "sales engineer" is an oxymoron I married an engineer, my daughter has an engineering personality, so I am not trying to put anyone down and I am not saying always, but MOST engineers will avoid social situations like the plague, especially ones that involve nothing but strangers.

Secondary is that engineers tend to be more loyal(almost to a fault). They are less likely to change jobs until they are forced to. My experience has been that calling an engineer and trying to convince them to switch to another position is more difficult than pulling teeth-even when you are offering more money, better benefits....It can be done, but it tends to be more time consuming. You are more likely to be heard with electrical and mechanical than any other type of engineer...don't know why, just the personalities that are attracted to each position I am sure.

Just my 2 cents YMMV
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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How many years experience?
How much relevant, in demand skills?
Clearance?

Wouldn't be far off to guess anywhere from $60K to $130K.
She being KE111691's cousin, I'd say we'll start salary negotiation at $60K
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