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Sentinel (GBSD) – Principal / Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer – Electromagnetic Environmental Effects – 8624; 8626

Requisition ID: R10062492

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal / Senior Principal Electrical Engineer to join the System Engineering Team. This position can be filled in Huntsville, AL or Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Final grade level offered will be based on candidate level of experience.

What You’ll Get To Do:

This position is for an electrical engineer experienced in design for EMI/EMC compliance. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute to the Sentinel (GBSD) Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) team in the areas of TEMPEST, EMI/EMC design, and test. Technical areas include Space and Launch Vehicles and associated Ground Control Systems.

Job duties may include:

•Perform system level decomposition of EMI/EMC requirements

•Develop EMI/EMC design requirements at sub-system level

•Provide support to the Design review process 

•Support hardware design engineering to ensure compliance with EMI/EMC requirements

•Development of the Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI/EMC) test plans and test procedures to meet the Data Item Descriptions, and witness associated testing

•Contribute to the development of the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Integration and Analysis Report (E3IAR), E3 Verification Procedures and Reports.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, 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

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Job Qualifications:

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

•Sr. Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years with Master’s Degree; 4 years with PhD

•Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of experience; 3 years with Master’s Degree; 0 years with PhD

•Experience with design for EMI/EMC compliance and system level integration (bonding, grounding, shielding, filtering, transient suppression)

•Knowledge of MIL-STD-464; MIL-STD-461

•Ability to solve problems and drive tasks to completion

•Ability to present engineering findings orally and in written technical reports and presentations

•Experience in fast-paced work environment and ability to work in a team environment

•US citizen with ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

•Prior weapon system experience (GBSD, Minuteman III or similar military or industry experience)

•Experience with EMI/EMC design and simulation at both system and hardware levels

•Experience in showing compliance to EMI/EMC requirements processes for equipment and sub-systems

•Technical ability to support decomposition of system level EMI/EMC requirements to sub-assembly and equipment levels.

•Experience with equipment, sub-system, and system level EMI/EMC test (Expertise in MIL-STD 461, automotive or commercial EMI/EMC testing)

•Ability to develop, document, maintain tailored EMI/EMC requirements at equipment, sub-system and system levels

•Systems engineering experience 

•Experience with modeling and simulation using SPICE, MATLAB and other electrical design codes

•Experience with TEMPEST

•A current DoD Secret clearance or higher granted or re-investigated within last 6 years


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $171,500 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.