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Mixed-Signal Principal Engineer Circuit Designer

Requisition ID: R10043657

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector is seeking a Mixed Signal Principal Engineer Circuit Designer to join our team of creative and diverse engineers. The position will be located in Manhattan Beach, CA and will be part of the Electronics and Payloads’ RF and Mixed Signal Products Department - an organization of 160 plus engineers and technicians that develops components which include microwave and millimeter wave, low noise amplifiers, high linearity mixers, power amplifiers, multipliers, bandpass filters, modulators, frequency sources, high-speed/high-resolution ADCs, DACs, power-management ICs, custom mixed signal ICs, and SoCs for a variety of space and air programs.

The successful candidate will be able to perform the following essential functions with minimal guidance from team lead:

  • Mixed-Signal hardware design and analysis using computer aided design (CAD)

  • Conduct electrical design trades

  • Tolerance and stability analysis and test data analysis for respective hardware designs

  • Worst case analyses and documentation

  • Finalize the electrical design, support prototype and final hardware build & test

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and minimum 5 years of engineering experience in Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit (IC) design; OR STEM Master's degree with 3+ years of engineering experience in Mixed Signal IC Design; OR STEM PhD. degree and 0+ years of experience

  • Mixed-Signal IC with limited packaging, and/or board design and development experience

  • Technical experience working with Cadence Design System, Assura, and Calibre or equivalent CAD simulation tool

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing and analyzing ADCs, DACs, high-speed digital logic, and precision analog circuits in CMOS or Bi-CMOS technologies

  • Experience with IC layout, DRC, LVS, and parasitic extraction

  • Experience with system-on-chip design and integration

  • Experience with Mixed-Signal IC design for airborne and space applications

  • Experience with radiation effects and rad-hard by design techniques

  • Experience with electronics lab test equipment and test software (eg. LabVIEW)

  • Experience creating test plan and procedures

  • Experience leading a team of designers and technicians

  • Be able to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.