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Principal/Sr Principal Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10079476

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Lanham, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS), located in Lanham Maryland, specializes in high performance, high reliability avionics and Space Flight subsystems for Aerospace, Defense, Space, Nuclear Defense and Instrumentation applications. ATS' space products have supported more than 28 space missions over a period of 25 years. These missions stretch back to Apollo and the beginning of the US Space Program and include a large diversity of civil and military programs, including notable programs like SBIRS, X-37B, Hubble, Orbital Express, Space Station, Shuttle, Mars Lander, Astronaut EMU Suits and 20 other NASA missions including four of their early small satellites.  ATS was one of the first organizations in Northrop Grumman to foresee the potential of evolving Small Satellite technologies for application within the military, civil and commercial space markets.

We have an opening for a Parts Electrical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Lanham Maryland.

Responsibilities:

- Apply in-depth understanding of EEE component technical standards in the selection and evaluation of EEE parts for use in spacecraft orbital operations and ground testing equipment

- Lead individual programs as well as enterprise level activities related to assessment of supplier compliance to standards, assessment of impacts from industry technical alerts (GIDEP, etc) and identification of parts to meet demanding reliability/ performance/cost/delivery schedule objectives

- Evaluate non-compliances to industry and company standards and provide risk assessments to key program decision makers

- Interface with lead personnel and management in Mission Assurance, Electrical Engineering, and Manufacturing organizations to meet ongoing production and new product development needs

- Support proposal and IRAD projects, including evaluation of alternative technologies and articulation of risk

- Mentor/train component parts engineers and supporting engineering personnel - Identify and implement process improvement initiatives impacting efficiency and effectiveness of component parts department

- Assess components for compliance to program and industry PMP requirements (INST-002, TOR, JEDEC, etc.)

- Generate plans, procedures, and EEE part procurement and screening documents (SCD's, SoCD’s, SID's, and AID's) for military and aerospace programs as required by MIL/NASA standards and/or contract.

- Review screening and test data received from manufacturers and test laboratories for compliance to specifications, purchase order requirements, and program contract compliance.

- Evaluate defective components and failure analysis reports as required. Interface internally with Electrical Design Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Quality Engineers in support of risk mitigation and material review efforts.

- Report on the manufacturers, materials, construction, usage (environment & electrical de-rating), and overall reliability of the selected parts to the EEE parts control board (PCB).

This requisition may be filled as a Principal (level 3) or a Sr Principal (level 4)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related STEM field
  • Minimum of 5 years (level 3) or 9 years (level 4) of related experience
  • Detailed understanding of INST-002 and/or TOR EEE parts standards
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Master level knowledge of INST-002 and/or TOR EEE parts standards
  • Experience with Internet part vendors and Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) searches
  • Experience in identifying and rectifying discrepancies between part numbers provided and correct part numbers as defined in supplier and military drawings and specifications
  • 5+ years of experience as a spacecraft component parts engineer
  • 5+ years of experience evaluating GIDEP Alerts for impact to designs/products
  • Excellent communication skills

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.