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(iReturn (Return To Work) Program) Principal Electrical Engineer 3- OKC

Requisition ID: R10051416

  • Category IconCategory: Administrative Services
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

iReturn℠ provides experienced professionals with a 12-week returnship to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of a 2 year career break and will join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce for this returnship program that focuses on providing a seamless transition back into the workforce.

We are currently hiring for the Fall 2022 Cohort that will begin in Late August – Early September. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman offers the iReturn program in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch.

As a Principal Electrical Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK, you will support the Lead Engineer in execution of various program activities, to include Test system design and evaluation, design and development of communication, flight controls, navigation, radar, avionics, power and/or electrical systems architecture, components, circuits, and products or aircraft maintenance. The position will research, develop, design, and test electrical components, equipment, systems, and products for defense or commercial systems.

  • Performs variety of activities in support of functional areas such as finance, purchasing, or human resources or for a specific project/business/technical unit

  • Gathers, collects, records, tracks and verifies data and information from multiple sources

  • Compiles, reviews and analyzes data

  • Uses software for functional area, to compile and generate reports, statistics, timelines, tables, graphs, correspondence and presentations

  • May design processes to enhance work flow. Provides data and information to others on functional unit processes and procedures

  • Must possess professional experience with a career break of at least two years


We are looking for all experienced professionals who have taken a career break of at least two years from the workforce or your core skilled discipline who are ready to return to the workforce and  connect with coworkers in an environment that’s professional, creative and flexible. Members of the National Guard and Military Reserves are encouraged to apply. Membership in The Society of Women Engineers is not required for this program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a career break of at least two years

  • A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of engineering experience or a Master’s degree in electrical engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of engineering experience or a PhD degree in electrical engineering or related discipline

  • Experience with RF systems

  • Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot/repair hardware components

  • Experience with CAD or similar design tools within aerospace systems

  • Experience with Air Force customers and aerospace industry and military standards 

  • Ability to obtain/maintain access to work on-site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance (or higher)

  • Experience with test planning at the circuit card, equipment and system level

  • Experience with nuclear hardened systems

  • Experience with information security, COMSEC and TEMPEST

  • Experience with DOORS and general requirements management best practices

  • Experience with embedded software development and/or cybersecurity

  • Experience conducting analysis of electrical components within aircraft maintenance programs, determining effectiveness and creating written recommendations for increasing efficiency and effectiveness

  • Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot/repair hardware components

  • Experience with CAD or similar design tools

  • Experience with Air Force customers and aerospace industry and military standards

    Salary Range: $71,500 USD - $95,300 USD
    Salary Range 2: $0 USD - $119,100 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.