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Staff Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10066038

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

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 Aeronautic Systems has an opening for a Staff Electronics Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be primarily located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. 25% travel may be required.

Essential Functions:

  • Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff Electronics Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.
  • Research, design, development, and test of a variety of electronic equipment and systems (Communications, Network, RF, Subsystems, etc.).
  • Reporting status to Program Managers and IPT Management.
  • The selected candidate should be a self-starter and thrive working in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, engaged in assignments across multiple engineering disciplines, within a collaborative/team setting on all levels of the organization.
  • Qualified candidates should be prepared to research, design, develop, and test a variety of electronic equipment and systems.
  • The successful candidate could coordinate with customers and vendors to ensure that required assets are in place and functional in order to effectively support operations and that any failed assets are returned to the supplier in a timely manner for repair. They must also be capable of responding to the customer with guidance related to operation and maintenance of assets.
  • Responsibilities may also include coordination of anomalies with NG engineering and supplier Subject Matter Experts. This includes review of service bulletins, training for new software upgrades, review of new NG and supplier generated Discrepancy Reports and tracking existing Discrepancy Reports, as new analyses become available.
  • The successful candidate may also support operator training, QA activities, DMS issues and obsolescence management, logistics, return material authorization activities, logging, review and reporting of system maintenance metrics, analysis and confirmation of mean time between failures, support for correction of defects and flight test justification activities and lab sustainment.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related field with 14 or more years of engineering experience or MS with 12 years or more year of engineering experience or Ph.D. with 10 or more years of engineering experience
  • Must have experience working with electronic systems.
  • Active, in-scope Secret clearance or DoE equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Engineering.
  • Active in-scope Top Secret or DoE equivalent
  • Practical experience working with other airborne payload systems in addition to electronic systems.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems, develop solutions, and make decisions that impact the organization’s credibility, operations, and services. 
  • Documented ability to interpret numerical data for reporting purposes and prepare and analyze data and figures.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Supplier Management Experience
  • Current Special Program access or the ability to gain Special Program Access may be required post hire


Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.