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Principal Electronics Engineer/ Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10063440

  • 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: 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.

NGMS is seeking an Electronics Engineer with the desire to learn new technologies to join our innovative Test Design Solutions (TDS) team to help develop, enhance and maintain the Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) suite of test sets. Join a design community that offers unique design challenges that combine the talents of multiple engineering disciplines including Hardware, Firmware, Software, Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Systems Engineering and Program Management.

Candidate responsibilities will include but not limited to panel & cable design, electrical interconnects & schematics, developing acceptance criteria & certification procedures, and hardware checkout/troubleshooting. Root cause determination, problem resolution and documentation is expected. In this role, the candidate will interface with subsystem test engineers, test operators, technicians, systems administrators, program managers, security team, and vendors in order to provide support for various test set tasks as required. Position focuses on the full design cycle of EGSE, from conception through design to fabrication and integration/test. Position may require some travel.  This position will be located in Linthicum, MD, within the Test Design Solutions Department.

Basic Qualifications Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related STEM discipline and 5 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; 3 years with Masters

  • Experience with Electrical designs such as integrated (analog, power, digital), panel design, cable design, and schematic layouts.

  • Work effectively in a team environment

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Work independently with minimal Management Oversight 

  • Ability to obtain secret clearance

Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related STEM discipline and 9 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; 7 years with Masters; 4 years with PhD

  • Experience with Electrical designs such as integrated (analog, power, digital), panel design, cable design, and schematic layouts.

  • Work effectively in a team environment

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Work independently with minimal Management Oversight 

  • Lead a team of engineers

  • Ability to obtain secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or related STEM discipline

  • Experience with electrical design tools (e.g., Zuken, AutoCAD, PSpice)

  • Experience with hands-on troubleshooting with electrical hardware

  • Experience with Programmable Automation Controllers  

  • Experience with using standard test equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, protocol analyzers, pattern generators, and spectrum analyzers

  • Active or Current Secret Clearance or higher is preferred


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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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.