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Principal Engineer Digital 3/4

Requisition ID: R10102164

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • 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: 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 Digital Products Department (part of NG Strategic Space Systems) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a talented Engineer Digital 3/4 - Unit Verification Engineer. This person will be required to test and integrate complex digital hardware and support test systems for spacecraft flight programs.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced digital design engineer who has worked on the verification and validation of a space digital unit containing multiple digital boards.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Unit level requirements development, management, and flow down, and coordination with system engineering.

  • Generation of verification and test plans for digital board and units.

  • Generation of verification artifacts necessary to sell off space hardware.

  • Lead unit verification efforts, test-set requirements development, environmental testing definition.

  • Support subsystem level Integration & test.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: Bachelor’s Degree in STEM from an accredited institution and 5+ years of experience in an Engineering environment; OR, a minimum of 3+ years of experience with a STEM Master's degree; OR STEM PhD. Degree

  • Level 4: Bachelor’s Degree in STEM from an accredited institution and 9+ years of experience in an Engineering environment; OR, a minimum of 7+ years of experience with a STEM Master's degree; OR a minimum of 4+ years of experience with STEM PhD. Degree

  • Previous experience in the verification of digital hardware for Aerospace applications

  • Hands-on lab experience with electronic hardware

  • Candidate must be willing to obtain and maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in digital board/unit verification

  • Experience with engineering support to manufacturing including hardware troubleshooting.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution



Salary Range: $115,200 USD - $172,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $142,800 USD - $214,200 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

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.