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Principal Electronics Engineer/Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10010557

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Beale AFB, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a successful candidate to fill an experienced Field Service Representative within the Mission Systems IPT to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position is located in Sacramento, CA with responsibilities including (but not limited to) integrating and testing software/hardware systems in complex IT systems. The selected candidate will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment working closely with other engineers and technicians in a lab-like environment.  The candidate will be supporting a program where application of extensive technical expertise will be required to support a developing system. 

This requisition may be filled at either the Principal Electronics Engineer level or Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications (Principal Electronics Engineer):
• Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline with 5 years of related experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 3 years of related experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 0 years of related experience.
• An active in-scope DoD Top Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (start date contingent upon program access)
• Demonstrated experience with Windows and Unix operating systems
• Demonstrated experience with VmWare
• Security+ Certificate for administrators
• This position requires up to 10% travel

Basic Qualifications (Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer):
• Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline with 9 years of related experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of related experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 4 years of related experience 
• An active in-scope DoD Top Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (start date contingent upon program access)
• Demonstrated experience with Windows and Unix operating systems
• Demonstrated experience with VmWare
• Security+ Certificate for administrators
• This position requires up to 10% travel

Preferred Qualifications:
• Special Program Access
• Mission Planning experience
• Previous experience with existing system
• Ability to maintain system configurations
• Provide expert software, hardware, and system support to on-site end-users.
• Train end-users.
• Support the IPT with software defect resolution and enhancement efforts.
• Ability to develop and maintain Microsoft PowerShell scripts
• Ability to develop and maintain Bash and Python scripts
• Ability to develop and maintain Microsoft Group Policies
• Familiarity with storage systems and basic networking
• Familiarity with Solaris 10 and 11, Oracle OEM
• Familiarity Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, Active Directory
• Familiarity VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter
• Ability to author and maintain technical installation, configuration, and update procedures
• Ability to document and maintain system configurations
• Ability to provide engineering technical support for peer teams
• Ability to engineer and Test new technical solutions in lab environments
• Ability to design and implement VMware high-availability virtualized infrastructures
• Ability to maintain COTS Hardware and Software configuration matrix
• Ability to script deployments of Microsoft Windows Server and Workstation operating systems
• Ability to script deployments of Solaris 10 and 11 operating systems
• Ability to automate installation of COTS software
• Ability to engineer solutions to address new technical requirements and/or bug fixes
• Ability to implement engineering changes to the system as required
• Ability to maintain compatibility with existing architectures when implementing system enhancements
• Ability to release CM controlled documentation, scripts, and COTS software media


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.