Search All Jobs

Sr Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Requisition ID: R10096658

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Annapolis Junction, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Polygraph
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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: 6

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 Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) Advanced Processing Solutions (APS) 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.

The Network Information Solutions (NIS) APS sector is seeking a senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals who will be responsible for the project management of various mechanical design efforts, such as microelectronics packaging design, cryogenic component design, and other related efforts. A Mechanical Design Engineer interfaces with a multidisciplinary set of team members and subject matter experts on the program to best understand the desired product. In this role, you will direct the complete product development process, from gathering requirements, developing conceptual and final designs, presenting to internal customers, managing schedule, coordinating with supply chain, developing a bill of materials (BOM), overseeing the build of and ultimately managing the configuration of the completed product. You will direct the design phase of a project and should be skilled in the use of standard design tools, such as 2D CAD platforms (preferably AutoCAD), and 3D CAD platforms (preferably Siemens NX or SolidWorks). You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance requiring a CI polygraph.

This position requires work onsite at our Advanced Technologies Laboratory located in the Linthicum, MD and/or Annapolis Junction, MD area.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designing cutting edge mechanical components for use in cryogenic systems and subsystems - interfacing with electrical design counterparts, physicists, thermal and structural analysts, and manufacturing teams throughout the entire project lifecycle
  • Coordinating and leading drafting, procurement, manufacturing, and other engineering fields as needed for successful fabrication and delivery of completed products
  • Training and developing junior engineers to solve complex problems and deliver results
  • Maintaining configuration documentation and component supply during product use lifetime
  • Developing engineering documentation associated with mechanical design and assembly.
  • Supporting development of analysis/testing of delivered products for design verification to ensure a smooth transition into operation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science subject area with 9+ years of experience in mechanical design engineering or related area, Master's Degree with 7+ years of experience, or PhD with 4+ years of post-doctorate experience.
  • Experience with SolidWorks, NX or other 3D modeling software
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with coordinating across multiple engineering groups to achieve project goals
  • Experience with mentoring junior engineers in skill development
  • Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance, U.S Citizenship is a prerequisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with electronics packaging and cabling
  • Active DOD TS/SCI Clearance
  • Effective verbal and written communication, ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience with cryogenic systems
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Experience with tolerance stack-up analysis
  • Hands-on skills
  • Able to solve fit, form, and/or function issues and quickly generate solutions

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Annapolis Junction, MD, MD, USA.

Salary Range: $112,300 USD - $168,500 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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.