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Principal / Sr. Principal Motor Drive Engineer

Requisition ID: R10058890

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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 Mission Systems Sector is seeking an experienced motor drive engineer to design solutions for electromechanical servo systems.  Tasks would include motor selection, PWM and linear motor drive hardware design, controls design, testing, and subsystem integration.  The motor drive engineer would work in a small functional team to support programs across multiple business units. 

Basic Qualifications Principal:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, or closely related field, and 5+ years of relevant experience (3 years with a Master of Science degree, 0 years with a PhD or Science)

  • Experience with selection and control of 3-phase brushless DC motors

  • Experience with power electronics design

  • Proficiency with MATLAB, Simulink, and circuit simulation tools (e.g. SPICE, Saber)

  • Ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team-oriented environment, and rapidly adapt to changing work priorities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, or closely related field, and 9+ years of relevant experience (7 years with a Master of Science degree, 4 years with a PhD or Science degree)

  • Experience with selection and control of 3-phase brushless DC motors

  • Experience with power electronics design

  • Proficiency with MATLAB, Simulink, and circuit simulation tools (e.g. SPICE, Saber)

  • Ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team-oriented environment, and rapidly adapt to changing work priorities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the selection of motors, motor drives, and digital controllers based on cost constraints and technical performance requirements

  • Experience with high precision multi-axis servo applications using inertial stabilization

  • Experience with power electronics design using GaN FETs

  • Troubleshooting, integration, and test experience

  • Understanding of EMI/EMC requirements

  • Experience with digital communication interfaces

  • Understanding of digital control theory

  • Understanding of how motor drive performance impacts system level requirements

  • Experience with C code development for Texas Instruments C2000 microcontrollers using the TI Code Composer Studio IDE, or other embedded software/firmware development experience

  • Experience conducting structured trade studies

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance


Salary Range: $96,600 USD - $145,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $119,800 USD - $179,600 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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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.


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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.