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Senior Principal Electrical Engineer (Vehicle Subsystems and Integration) – Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10064106

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has multiple openings for Sr. Principal Electrical Engineers with experience in subsystems development to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Vehicle Organization. These roles are located in Melbourne, FL.  

Candidates may be involved in multiple aspects of aircraft subsystem development including electrical design, analysis, requirements, lab testing and data post processing, and working shipside to help troubleshoot issues.  These aircraft subsystems may include, but are not limited to, Avionic System Architecture, Cable Design, and Electrical Power Generation & Distribution.

Key Responsibilities May Include One or More of the Following:

  • Developing electrical wiring designs of a functional system including the selection of aircraft-type conductors and electro-mechanical components such as connectors, back shells, relays, switches, circuit breakers, terminal junction systems, etc. in accordance with SAE AS 50881 and proven commercial practices. Must be knowledgeable in appropriate shielding methods to meet EMI requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of aircraft electrical power systems, MIL-STD-704F, and direct experience with aircraft 270 VDC systems, 115/200V 400 Hz, and 28 Vdc power sources (generation), conversion, protection, distribution, and control along with a detailed understanding of aircraft power quality, load standards, and key 270 Vdc issues recognized today.
  • Creation and maintenance of an Electrical Loads Analysis to determine suitable power availability for mission and aircraft systems; test procedures; power architectures; reports, analyses; and other vehicle power related deliverables.
  • Responsible engineer activities, which include all aspects of system/component design and development including trade studies, layouts, architecture definition, system test & verification, and troubleshooting.  These activities may also include participating on a subcontractor management team and will act as the technical point of contact with suppliers for hardware development, qualification, and procurement. 
  • System level test planning, execution support, verification, data processing, and troubleshooting.
  • System level evaluations to verify requirements and ensure airworthiness criteria are met.
  • Working independently under general supervision and as part of a large multi-disciplined team.
  • Attending internal program, customer and/or supplier technical exchange meetings and/or formal program milestone reviews to provide and/or obtain progress status updates. 
  • Working in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.
  • Mentoring junior engineers

Basic Qualifications:

  • The basic qualifications of the Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical position are a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of electrical engineering experience OR Master’s degree AND 7 years of engineering experience in aircraft subsystems.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Current/active Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).
  • Experience with military aircraft subsystem development, with requirements definition, specification development, component analysis, procurement, source selection, integration and test and verification for advance aircraft. 
  • Experience with the military airworthiness certification process using MIL-HDBK-516.
  • Experience interpreting component detail drawings, specifications, installation drawings, and test procedures.
  • Experience in supporting pursuits and proposals, including generating, reviewing, and approving technical proposals and BOEs.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership related to integrated product teams, including supplier and customer (internal and external) relations.

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.