Sr. / Principal Electrical Engineer: Parts – Space / Satellite Systems (Top Secret)

Requisition ID: 21003201

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today!   We have an opening for a Top Secret cleared Parts Electrical Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, Va.   Job Summary
  • Apply in-depth understanding of EEE component technical standards in the selection and evaluation of EEE parts for use in spacecraft orbital operations and ground testing equipment
  • Lead individual programs as well as enterprise level activities related to assessment of supplier compliance to standards, assessment of impacts from industry technical alerts (GIDEP, etc) and identification of parts to meet demanding reliability/ performance/cost/delivery schedule objectives
  • Evaluate non-compliances to industry and company standards and provide risk assessments to key program decision makers
  • Interface with lead personnel and management in Mission Assurance, Electrical Engineering, and Manufacturing organizations to meet ongoing production and new product development needs
  • Support proposal and IRAD projects, including evaluation of alternative technologies and articulation of risk
  • Mentor/train component parts engineers and supporting engineering personnel
  • Identify and implement process improvement initiatives impacting efficiency and effectiveness of component parts department
  • Assess components for compliance to program and industry PMP requirements (INST-002, TOR, JEDEC, etc.)
  • Generate plans, procedures, and EEE part procurement and screening documents (SCD's, SoCD’s, SID's, and AID's) for military and aerospace programs as required by MIL/NASA standards and/or contract.
  • Review screening and test data received from manufacturers and test laboratories for compliance to specifications, purchase order requirements, and program contract compliance.
  • Evaluate defective components and failure analysis reports as required. Interface internally with Electrical Design Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Quality Engineers in support of risk mitigation and material review efforts.
  • Report on the manufacturers, materials, construction, usage (environment & electrical de-rating), and overall reliability of the selected parts to the EEE parts control board (PCB).
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This requisition may be filled at either a Principal level or a Senior Principal level. Basic Qualifications for Principal Electrical Engineer: - Bachelor's Degree (STEM Degree) with 5 years of experience; or 3 years experience with Masters; 0 Years with PhD - Detailed understanding of INST-002 and/or TOR EEE parts standards - U.S. Citizenship - Active Top Secret Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer: - Bachelor's Degree (STEM Degree) with 9 years of experience; 7 years experience with Masters; 4 Years with PhD - Detailed understanding of INST-002 and/or TOR EEE parts standards - U.S. Citizenship - Active Top Secret   Preferred Qualifications - Master level knowledge of INST-002 and/or TOR EEE parts standards
- Experience with Internet part vendors and Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) searches - Experience in identifying and rectifying discrepancies between part numbers provided and correct part numbers as defined in supplier and military drawings and specifications - 5+ yrs experience as a spacecraft component parts engineer - 5+ yrs experience evaluating GIDEP Alerts for impact to designs/products - Excellent communication skills   The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.   Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 401k Educational Assistance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions Paid Time Off Health & Wellness Resources Employee Discounts Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more. Link: www.northropgrumman.com/benefits 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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