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Electronics Engineer/Principal Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10046085

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

The Electronics Engineer/ Principal Electronics Engineer  position requires a blend of Hardware and Software skills, experience with DC, Analog, Digital or RF test & measurement equipment, and a hands-on approach to troubleshooting complex electronic systems.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researches, designs, develops, tests and identifies improvements / corrective actions for a variety of electronic equipment and systems, including RF and System Processors along with an assortment of test equipment and associated systems.
  • Having experience in programming in C++, National Instruments Labwindows/CVI and/or Labview is a plus.
  • Troubleshoot production hardware to determine root cause of failures and identify corrective actions
  • Support production floor and test technicians
  • Maintain process and procedures in accordance with ISO standards
  • Work with suppliers to resolve technical hardware issues
  • Hardware integration and test
  • Test equipment development
  • Design Automated Test Equipment to include creating Hardware and Software
  • Create engineering documentation (change notices, parts lists, bills of materials, test reports, test procedures)

Basic Qualifications for Electronics Engineer (Level 2)

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 2 years’ experience; 0 years with Masters
  • US citizenship with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Mix of hardware and software skills
  • Experience with test & measurement equipment

Basic Qualifications Principal Electronics Engineer (Level 3):

You must satisfy one of the following education/experience criteria to be considered for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM with 5 years’ experience or Master's degree in STEM with 3 years’ experience or Ph.D degree in STEM with 0 years’ experience
  • Mix of hardware and software skills
  • Experience with test & measurement equipment
  • US citizenship with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Test design and integration background
  • The ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and guidance
  • Experience with LabWindows CVI, LabVIEW, C / C++ programming
  • TestStand programming
  • Experience with schematic design tools (e.g. Mentor Graphics, Zuken, etc.)
  • Proficiency with digital, analog, RF test equipment, RF theory and high speed digital design
  • Familiarity with differential digital interfaces like LVDS - PXI/PXIe and VME bus experience
  • Hands-on troubleshooting of electrical hardware
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Active Secret Clearance


Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.