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Principal Electrical Engineer- OKC (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10067800

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

Our Platform Laboratory Systems & Design (PLSD) group is seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer to join our team in OKC of qualified and diverse individuals in Oklahoma City, OK. You will become part of a Northrop Grumman team of professionals who are actively developing Avionics Testing Solutions and Specialized Equipment for the B-2 Stealth Bomber and LGM-35A Sentinel platforms. These solutions consist of custom-designed mounting fixtures, power distribution systems, cooling solutions, networking, and harnessing for the System Test lab environment.


  • Oversight and ownership of engineering design as well as 2D drawing formats and standards for a wide array of electrical products:

    • Cable assemblies

    • Wiring diagrams

    • Test Bench/Bay interconnects

    • Lab Top Level Cable/Network interconnects

    • Circuit Card Assemblies

  • Development and coordination for internal and customer design reviews for the electrical and system level designs of our products

  • Information Security research for technical analysis of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products for integration in a classified environment

  • Development of supporting documentation (operating / user manuals, etc.) for our products

  • Assist in troubleshooting of lab equipment as failures occur

  • Coordination with lab engineering manager to ensure product technical data packages meet project schedule commitments

  • Coordinate between several internal and external stakeholder groups (Software Development, System Test, Computer / IT Operations, Procurement, etc.) to achieve contractual commitments

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or equivalent) and minimum of 5 years of experience, or 3 years with Master’s Degree, or 0 years with PhD

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and critical thinking skills

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance & specific program access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD SECRET or higher security clearance with investigation in the last five (5) years

  • Active Program clearance

  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary technical teams

  • Experience in Aerospace or Defense industry (development or test)

  • Experience in an Agile development environment

  • Experience in Instrumentation or Avionics Systems

  • Experience with any of the following CAD Software Tools and Data Management Products: CATIA, SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Siemens Mentor/Capital, SEE Electrical Expert, Microsoft Visio, National Instruments LabView, SmarTeam, Team Center

  • Experience in Circuit Analysis & Digital/Analog Design

  • Experience in Power Distribution systems

  • Experience in Software Programming & HW/SW Integration


Salary Range: $83,000 USD - $124,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $0 USD - $103,800 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.