Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10016577

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman is looking for a highly-motivated Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer. The candidate should be a self-starter and will be responsible for integrating and testing software/hardware systems in complex IT systems. The candidate will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment working closely with other engineers and technicians in a lab environment. Candidate should have good coordination, planning, and documentation skills. This position will require 25% travel.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing engineering documentation for system configuration
  • Executing engineering projects on schedule.
  • Collaborate with engineers to generate and redline documented procedures and troubleshoot.
  • Implement engineering changes to the system as required

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum 9 years of experience in a STEM related field or 7 years with a Master’s Degree.
  • Active Top Secret clearance and the ability to be accessed to a Special Access Program

Preferred Qualifications: 

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Ability to develop and maintain Microsoft PowerShell scripts
  • Ability to develop and maintain Bash and Python scripts
  • Ability to develop and maintain Microsoft Group Policies
  • Familiarity with storage systems and basic networking
  • Ability to author and maintain technical installation, configuration, and update procedures
  • Ability to document and maintain system configurations
  • Ability to provide engineering technical support for peer teams
  • Ability to engineer and Test new technical solutions in lab environments
  • Ability to design and implement VMware high-availability virtualized infrastructures
  • Ability to maintain COTS Hardware and Software configuration matrix
  • Ability to script deployments of Microsoft Windows Server and Workstation operating systems
  • Ability to script deployments of Solaris 10 and 11 operating systems
  • Ability to automate installation of COTS software
  • Ability to engineer solutions to address new technical requirements and/or bug fixes
  • Ability to implement engineering changes to the system as required
  • Ability to maintain compatibility with existing architectures when implementing system enhancements
  • Ability to release CM controlled documentation, scripts, and COTS software media

Experience with the following technologies also desired:

  • Solaris 10 and 11, Oracle OEM
  • Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, Windows Server Update Services
  • VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter

Salary Range: 125500 - 188300

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.