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Engineer Electrical/Principal Engineer Electrical

Requisition ID: R10081812

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, California, 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.

The Power Electronics Group consists of incredible people with backgrounds in Mechanical, Electrical, and Systems Engineering with focus on Control Systems and Electromagnetic Design.  The Power Electronics Group is one facet of the Hardware Engineering community here at Northrop Grumman Sunnyvale which also includes Mechanical Design, Thermal and Structural Analysis, and Materials Analysis to name a few.  Our engineers find professional fulfillment in leading teams, performing cutting-edge research, and being in the forefront of the design process through our partnership with the program office business leadership.

The Power Electronics group is seeking an Electrical/Power Electronics Design Engineer with knowledge of and experience with circuit design/analysis and power electronics design to military, space, or aerospace standards.  In addition, the candidate should be familiar with testing and troubleshooting of these designs from a validation perspective.  These components are integrated into larger electric machine systems and in that vein, it is desired for the prospective candidate to have knowledge/experience of electrical testing to characterize machine performance, design for EMI/EMC test experience, and control systems experience.

This position may be filled at either as an Electrical Engineer or a Principal Electrical Engineer.

Basic Qualifications for an Electrical Engineer: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 2 years related experience; Master’s Electrical Engineering with no related experience

  • Analog and Digital Circuit Design and Analysis ability and experience

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits (e.g. analog or high-voltage circuitry)

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and model electronics and power electronics in high level modeling environments

  • Power Electronics design or analysis capability and experience, primarily with Pulse Width Modulated Power Amplifiers

  • Familiarity with non-contacting sensors such as hall effect or inductive position sensors and integration into larger systems

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD secret security clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Electrical Engineer: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years related experience; Master’s in Electrical Engineering with 3 years related experience; PhD in Electrical Engineering with no related experience

  • Analog and Digital Circuit Design and Analysis ability and experience

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits (e.g. analog or high-voltage circuitry)

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and model electronics and power electronics in high level modeling environments

  • Power Electronics design or analysis capability and experience, primarily with Pulse Width Modulated Power Amplifiers

  • Familiarity with non-contacting sensors such as hall effect or inductive position sensors and integration into larger systems

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of work experiences with DOD related products

  • MATLAB/Simulink proficiency

  • Demonstrated experience modeling and performing analysis of integrated systems encompassing electronics, power electronics, control systems, sensors, and mechanical systems

  • Demonstrated ability in production issue resolution

  • Experience working with Large Scale Rotating Electric Machinery (e.g. magnetic bearings generator, magnetic actuator), Control system design, modeling, and tuning

  • PSpice proficiency

  • Zuken proficiency

  • Current DOD secret security clearance

Technical Skills:

Strong candidates for this position will possess:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organization skills in managing time, projects and resources

  • Leadership ability

  • Technical attention to detail

  • Drive and motivation to be proactive in problem solving and continuous improvement.


Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.