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Principal / Senior Principal Hardware Engineer (No Clearance Required to Start)

Requisition ID: R10062347

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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 Payload & Ground Systems Engineering organization has an opening for a Principal / Senior Principal Commodity Engineer to join our qualified, engaged, and diverse engineering team. This position will support our Remote Sensing Program Business Unit, located in Linthicum, Maryland.

The Commodity Engineer is responsible for supply-based management for our production space program for the electrical and mechanical hardware. This high visibility position requires a motivated, self-starter with an engineering and component background with excellent interpersonal skills to respond to program customer product needs and concerns.

The ideal candidate will require extensive technical understanding of following:

Printed Wiring Boards (PWBs), connectors, cables, tiles, manifolds, backplanes, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (MMICs/ASICs), panels, and mechanical assemblies. Candidate will be expected to work effectively with Program Management Office (PMO), Global Supply Chain, Division Category Management, External Program Suppliers, Integrated Product Team, Operations Program Management, Manufacturing, Hardware and Component Engineering, and other organizations to resolve supplier technical topics in support of supply chain and production strategy and execution. Candidate is expected to have the ability to work both independently and within a team demonstrating the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with varying levels of program customers and functional organization leadership. Travel required to key suppliers on a regular basis.

Responsibilities included and are not limited to:

Key member of team for production program supply chain strategy planning and execution
Active member of supplier sourcing and level loading strategy
Responsible for Voice of the Supplier communications and needs to internal program and engineering team
Active lead in supplier production readiness reviews including supplier capability and capacity studies
Perform producibility reviews and studies with supply base
Coordinates technical reviews with IPTs and suppliers
Performs technical evaluations of drawings and design packages prior to purchase order release and works with engineers and suppliers to ensure design and supplier readiness
Lead internal processes associated with program part & product selection, qualification and approval

This position can be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level

Basic Qualifications:
Principal level Bachelor’s degree in a STEM with +5 years of experience; Masters +3 years of experience, or with a Ph.D. with no experience, OR in lieu of a degree 9 years of experience

Senior Principal level Bachelor’s degree in STEM with +9 years of experience; Master's +7 years of experience, or a Ph.D. + 4 years of experience. OR in lieu of a degree 13 years of experience

Experience in an Engineering, Supply Chain and/or Manufacturing role(s)
Demonstrated experience with formulating technical solutions to electronic part, assembly, and/or process engineering challenges
Demonstrated experience with interpretation of engineering specifications, schematics and/or drawings into supply base and/or manufacturing processes

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Active TS/SCI clearance

Electrical & Mechanical Component/Commodity Engineering experience
Experience with manufacturing techniques for printed wiring boards, connectors, cables, tiles, manifolds, backplanes, MMICs/ASICs, panels, and mechanical assemblies
Project management experience
Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 requirements
Specialty metals compliance, electronic parts compliance, and space traceability requirements

Salary Range: $88,000 USD - $132,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $109,100 USD - $163,700 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.