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Sr Staff Engineer Circuit Design

Requisition ID: R10068047

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

DescriptionManage a team of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and production staff responsible for design, analysis, manufacturing and test of the Power Control Unit and Battery Charge/Discharge Unit, complex multi-kilowatt spacecraft electrical power processing units.  Team is currently in a flight production phase.  Oversee cost and schedule, manage risks and opportunities, produce monthly cost/schedule reporting and weekly customer briefings.  Represent the Advanced Electronic Power Systems (AEPS) team to program management and customers.   Provide leadership and decision making in areas of power electronics engineering, mixed-signal circuits, product design, test set engineering, parts procurement, supplier issues, and electronics assembly and test.Responsibilities will include:
  • Represent AEPS team in frequent interaction with customer, suppliers, program and functional management
  • Managing and executing to cost, schedule, and technical baseline, producing AEPS flight hardware
  • In-person availability to respond and interact on closed computer network on a regular (most days of the week) basis
  • Provide technical leadership in troubleshooting and testing of flight electronics assemblies
  • Track and resolve parts-related issues (procurement problems, RLAT failures), interact with outside vendors
  • Manage priorities regarding tasking of shop floor and engineering team
  • Contribute to proposals and development of future enhancements to hardware, including power electronics technologies, control circuits, FPGAs and ASICS, complex PWB designs, and high-density product packaging
  • Coordinate with functional management homerooms for staffing needs
  • Provide team performance review inputs
  • Collaborate with system engineering and space vehicle stakeholders on configuration changes and Top Issues
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline from an accredited institution
  • 14 years related experience with development and delivery of space electronics through lifecycle of programs (proposal, architecture, design, production and test); 12 years with Masters; 9 years with PhD.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an SSBI/SCI security clearance
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Power Electronics or Control Systems and 12 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment
  • Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create an inclusive work environment that attracts, retains and inspires diverse and engaged teams
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) across all levels of the organization
  • Experienced in power converters/electronics development
  • Active In-Scope SSBI/SCI clearance

Salary Range: $173,300 USD - $259,900 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.