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Principal/Sr Principal Electronics Engineer (Active Secret Clearance Required to Start – Up to a $15,000 sign-on bonus)

Requisition ID: R10076156

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems sector delivers a decisive advantage to its customers through software-defined, hardware-enabled solutions. The Electrical Design and Analysis (EDA) section in Linthicum, MD enables these hardware solutions by providing technical expertise in the areas of architecture development, design, verification, and test across a wide variety of electronic sensor products. Our engineers work on complex, leading edge, high reliability electronics supporting different space platforms.

NG Space Sector engineers share a great sense of pride knowing their contributions have a direct effect on the safety and security of the country and its allies. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, teamwork, and bringing your whole self to work to accomplish the mission while learning and having fun along the way. Our department is fertile ground for all experience levels to become part of our growing team and contribute to our goals. The department offers opportunities to grow on a technical track both broad and deep as well as explore project leadership or management positions.

This position will require the candidate to be 100% on site

EDA is seeking a Principal or Senior Principal Electronics Engineer with experience and interest in analog/digital/mixed signals electronic test and verification.  Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting hardware based on schematics and component design documents

  • Troubleshooting mixed-signal assemblies utilizing various test equipment

  • Supporting Low-Rate Space Production

  • Supporting some systems level electrical test and performance analyses

  • Leading testing and reporting activities

  • Managing technician workload and priorities

  • Developing test plans and managing its execution

  • Maintaining and coordinating calibration of test equipment

  • Interfacing with customer and providing support as needed

  • Hands on integration and test support

  • Collaborating with cross functional groups to achieve desired outcome (management, engineering, reliability, mission assurance and production personal)

This position can be filled at the Principal level (level 3) or Sr. Principal (level 4)

Basic Qualifications Principal Electronics Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 5 years’ experience, Master's degree in STEM with 3 years’ experience, Ph.D. degree in STEM with 0 years’ experience. In lieu of a degree 9 years of experience will be considered

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, assembly drawings, parts lists

  • Troubleshoot hardware based on schematics and component design documents

  • Utilize basic lab test equipment to troubleshoot mixed-signal assemblies

  • Open to occasional shift support during Pre-Environmental testing (PET) and Thermal vacuum testing (TVAC) for system test

  • Effective verbal and written communication

  • Active Secret clearance required to start and must have the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI

Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 9 years’ experience, Master's degree in STEM with 7 years’ experience, Ph.D. degree in STEM with 4 years’ experience. In lieu of a degree, 13 years of experience will be considered

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, assembly drawings, parts lists

  • Troubleshoot hardware based on schematics and component design documents

  • Utilize basic lab test equipment to troubleshoot mixed-signal assemblies

  • Open to occasional shift support during Pre-Environmental testing (PET) and Thermal vacuum testing (TVAC) for system test

  • Ability to manage technician workload and priorities

  • Ability to develop test plans and manage its execution

  • Effective verbal and written communication

  • Active Secret clearance required to start and must have the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI

Preferred Qualifications for both Principal and Sr Principal Electronics Engineer:

  • Active TS/SCI
  • Ability to assess and generate reports for electrical over stress analysis

  • Test Coordination

  • Experience with standard test equipment (STE) design or support

  • Experience with environmental stress screening (ESS)

  • Ability to troubleshoot Test bench issues from H/W and S/W documentation

  • Experience with electro optical (EO) System/CCD

  • Willing to support new design efforts to promote future EO system business

  • Experience with Design & Test Requirement documents and Operational Test Specifications


Salary Range: $99,800 USD - $149,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.