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Principal Engineer Electrical

Requisition ID: R10068079

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Plymouth, Minnesota, 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: Days (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.

This position is for an Principal Electrical Engineer with a broad background and wide interests whose expertise can be applied to the development of cutting-edge military programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical leadership for Electrical Engineers on complex development programs.
  • Work with an Integrated Product Team across engineering disciplines to ensure teams drive toward optimal interdisciplinary solution.
  • Present program technical status to internal management and customers.
  • Perform research, design, and development in such areas as power conditioning electronics, analog circuit design, digital circuit design, FPGA design, and other general electrical engineering design functions.
  • Apply research to the planning, design, development and testing of electrical circuits for use in military applications.
  • Generate schematic designs using CAD tools such as Mentor Graphics.
  • Compile and analyze test data to determine effect of design on electrical circuits.
  • Develop specifications for and perform selection of components for use in electrical circuits for military applications.
  • Utilize electrical CAD tools for circuit performance simulation in aid of circuit development.
  • Work with board layout specialists to create PWB designs.
  • Work with manufacturing operations to get CCAs assembled and tested.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within a development team to understand system level interdependencies that impact circuit requirements and design constraints.
  • Is comfortable working in a support role to other design engineers and is an active learner of new design techniques and technologies.


  • Requires a minimum BSEE plus 5 years experience or an MSEE plus 3 years experience from an accredited college.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills involving complex systems and subsystems.
  • Excellent hands-on experimentation, test and debug skills at the bench level in the lab, and at the system level in the field.
  • Wide range of design experience in analog and digital electronics in leading-edge product development projects.
  • Experience with electronic design tools such as Mentor Graphics.
  • Solid understanding of electronic product development processes.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to cross-functional team members.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment.
  • Position may require occasional travel to meet with various customers, in both government and industry, and to interface with suppliers.
  • Able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.