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Principal Mixed Signal Electrical/Systems Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10108663

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: McClellan, CA, USA   |  Sacramento, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

The Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions Business pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines the leading edge of exotic new technologies, and drives advances in the sciences. One of our most challenging new fields is Transformational Computing, which combines the unique properties of superconductivity and quantum mechanics to develop radical new energy-efficient computing systems. Our team is chartered with providing the skills to transform computing beyond Moore’s Law, advancing development of computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and large scale high performance computing systems. You’ll work in a fast-paced team environment alongside a broad array of scientists and engineers to make these processing solutions a reality and deliver remarkable new advantages to the warfighter.

Our Northrop Grumman Mission Systems team in McClellan (Sacramento), CA is seeking a Mixed-Signal Electrical Design Engineer to join an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientist on various project assignments. 

Successful candidates will bring proven skills and experience in electronic hardware design, design support, testing, product development, and requirement specification development efforts.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with peers and other engineering disciplines in the planning, design and prototyping of complex mixed signal systems
  • Design electronic circuits for use in custom electronic test equipment systems used in the measurement of cryogenic cooled superconducting devices
  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex and difficult problems
  • Complete tasks aligned to schedule, budget, cost, design objectives and requirements
  • Work under general direction to independently determine and develop viable approaches to solutions

This position requires fulltime on-site support at our facility in McClellan, CA.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field with at least 5 years of experience in analog, digital, and mixed signal electronic system design; 3 years of experience with a Master's degree, or 0 years with a PHD
  • Design experience in one or more of the following focus areas: signal processing, signal integrity, microcontrollers, control and feedback systems, distributed hardware systems, operational amplifier integration, passive filtering
  • Electronic circuit design simulation experience using SPICE, HFSS, ADS, or similar tools
  • Hands on experience with laboratory test equipment including oscilloscopes, function generators, DMM, BERT scopes, network analyzers and signal analyzers
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph per business requirements; US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Analog design experience in analog low noise, analog filters, shielding, and or EMI
  • Embedded design experience incorporating Xilinx FPGAs
  • Schematic capture using Mentor Graphics DX Designer and layout using Mentor Expedition
  • ASIC, FPGA and microcontroller integration
  • Test and troubleshooting of electronics and electrical systems related to analog/mixed signal, RF, and communication
  • Experience developing embedded firmware and software using C, C++ and MatLab
  • Project leadership experience



This position reports to McClellan, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Sacramento, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 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.