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Sr. Principal Hybrids Component Engineer

Requisition ID: R10079163

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America
  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division has an opening for a Sr. Principal Hybrids Component Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Manhattan Beach, California.

Essential Functions:

  • Creating and maintaining part & process specifications to design, procure, assemble and install high reliability hermetic and non-hermetic Hybrid Microcircuits primarily to MIL-PRF-38534 Class K, H, L and F.

  • Assist design engineering with proper part selection and application. 

  • Participate in resolving design, manufacturing or supplier technical issues.

  • Support anomaly investigations and failure analysis. 

  • Create test plans and procedures. 

  • Create and deliver briefings to update the team and management. 

  • Support Design Engineering, Procurement, Integration & Test, and Production.

  • Demonstrate understanding with analog and digital circuits.

  • Demonstrate understanding with the usage of discrete active/passive components and microcircuits (ICs).

  • Demonstrate understanding with DC-DC Converter design topologies, Oscillator design topologies.

  • Demonstrate understanding with hybrid thick film, thin film and assembly module designs, materials, layouts, design rules and active/passive trims.

  • Support Hybrid manufacturing processes (including wire-bonding, epoxy/eutectic attach) and manufacturing flows.

  • Support and participate in Hybrid Element Evaluation, hybrid in-line screening, Groups A, B, C and D testing, hybrid qualification, HCAs (Hybrid Construction Analysis), DPAs (Destructive Physical Analysis).

  • Support STEs, test setups auto and manual, fixturing, test programs and procedures, equipment calibration.

  • Support and participate with various hybrid design analysis such as Stress, Derating, Thermal, Worst Case Analysis (WCA), Radiation/RLAT.

  • Support and participate with reviews and acceptance of all supplier manufacturing drawing and PIDs (Product Identification Document).

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 position’s 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.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 9 years of engineering experience ; OR Master’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 7 years of engineering experience.

  • Experience in parts, materials and process selection, manufacturing support, failure analysis or processing of materials for space hardware

  • Knowledge in the following MIL standard documents: MIL-PRF-38534 for Hybrids, MIL-STD-1580 for DPA, MIL-PRF-38535 for Microcircuits (ICs), MIL-PRF-19500 for Semiconductor Devices or TOR-2006(8583)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOD Top Secret Clearance or SCI Access

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters of Science Degree in STEM( Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field

  • Experience with hybrids MIL-PRF-38534, MIL-PRF-55310, MIL-STD-M883, NASA EEE-INST-002, MIL-STD-975M, MIL-STD-1547B.

  • Hands on design and manufacturing experience of Hybrid Microcircuits

  • Active, in-scope DoD Top Secret clearance or SCI access

Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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

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.