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Power Electronics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10005772

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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 offers challenging career opportunities in Hardware Engineering within Electronic Systems that play a key role in the mission to protect our military personnel.  The Hardware Engineering organization is dedicated to consistently providing high quality product designs in support of multiple business areas. 

We strive to provide an exciting and challenging environment that offers both technical and management career paths.  Technical career path opportunities span from entry level to Senior Consulting Engineer, and provide a proven training ground for technical growth opportunities in Systems Engineering through rotational assignments.  Management opportunities include functional management positions within Hardware Engineering, as well as excellent preparation for Engineering Project Management roles.  We are a strong advocate of mentoring and professional development programs.

Job Description:

The Power Design Engineering role involves full life-cycle product development on architectures ranging from radio frequency electronic warfare (RFEW), infrared countermeasures (IRCM) and imaging systems, and real-time embedded control systems.  The Power Design Engineer provides concept-to-production development, test, and integration of these technology areas:

  • High efficiency, switch-mode power supply architectures for image processing, embedded processing, and Receiver/Exciter designs
  • Subsystem/module circuit designs for custom and  commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems, involving COTS & MIL-STD interfaces
  • Regulatory compliance to DoD customer requirements, such as MIL-STD-704, 461, 464 & DO-160 and TEMPEST

The Power Design Engineer will design and develop power conversion architectures using the latest technologies from Linear Technology, Texas Instruments, and other integrated circuit device manufacturers to support the following applications: gigabit serial interfaces, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, and embedded processing platforms.  Typical power outputs range from less than 1mW to greater than 10kW.   Power Design Engineers work with system, sub-system, and hardware engineers to develop requirements, architect new circuit design topologies, and printed wiring board layouts.  Designs are verified through spice simulation, laboratory verification, and formal qualification to electrical and mechanical environmental requirements, electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) requirements and EMI/EMC compliance requirements.  Design support is continuous from requirements definition through integration and test; and maintenance of design documentation and configuration management is required throughout the product life-cycle.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering and 2+ years of relevant experience; or MS degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Switch Mode Power Supply circuit design experience, including schematic capture through test and integration
  • Hands-on prototyping and debug experience testing complex power systems, including various switch-mode topologies and linear regulators
  • Ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into hardware requirements, design, and test specifications
  • US Citizen and ability to obtain government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, focused on Power Conversion
  • Working knowledge of Electronic Warfare system/hardware
  • Recent power supply design experience utilizing circuit-related tools including Cadence Concept/Allegro, and LTSPICE
  • Working knowledge of designing high frequency magnetics including: transformers, coupled inductors, EMI chokes and common mode filters
  • Working experience with documentation, revision control and review systems similar to DOORS, ClearCase, and ClearQuest
  • Proven skills to include: project planning, communicating with all levels of an organization, adaptable, creative, collaborative and also comfortable working independently
  • Current Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance

Salary Range: $77,900 USD - $116,900 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.