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Sr. Principal Engineer Electri

Requisition ID: R10065223

  • 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: 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.

Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks. Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.

Candidate shall possess a general electrical engineering background and an understanding of analog and digital electronics.  This position requires basic knowledge of electrical and electronic system design.  Candidate shall possess the skills needed to write test procedures and review test data to ensure that hardware is operating properly and passes all tests.  Duties will require daily contact with space launch vehicle hardware and solid rocket motors.  Candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and for guiding and mentoring less senior staff in the final system-level integration and test of air launched and ground launched target vehicles.  Specific duties may include: contribute to the development of detailed work instructions, processes and procedures directing the assembly and test of launch vehicle systems, ensuring consistent application of assembly processes and philosophies across all products; coordinate test activities and schedules with operations supervisors, program engineers and various customer organizations; document hardware defects and test anomalies, and develop and implement robust and effective corrective actions; identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and participate in implementation; support launch operations, as required.  Ability to write in clear technical terms, and good interpersonal skills required as well as the ability to communicate with other operations support groups including quality, safety, technicians, logistics, system administrators, security etc. Knowledge of standard PC application software is required.  Occasional business travel may be required. The position will require knowledge of electrical system level troubleshooting of flight and ground support equipment. Either previous electrical design experience and/or electrical system level test experience is required. Previous mission/launch support is preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

Education or Experience9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.