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Staff Reliability Electrical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10105136

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: McClellan, CA, USA   |  San Jose, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

 We are looking for you to join our team as a Staff Reliability Electrical Engineer based out of McClellan, CA (Sacramento area) or San Jose, CA. As a Staff Reliability Electrical Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you’ll get to do:

This position will perform reliability analysis of analog, RF, power, mixed signal CCAs and modules. The right candidate will have the skills to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and reliability concepts to complex problems. The work contributes to the development and sustainment of new Next Generation Systems.

 This position works under guidance and direction toward predetermined goals and objectives. Assignments can be self-initiated, and the individual will determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results seeking guidance from more senior staff members. The work is checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of supervisor.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Develops, coordinates and conducts technical reliability studies and evaluations of engineering design concepts and design of experiments (DOE) constructs.

  • Develops reliability predictions for next generation CCAs and systems using MIL-HDBK-217 and Telcordia SR-332

  • As necessary, proposes changes in design or formulation to improve system and/or process reliability.

  • Performs reliability growth planning, tracking and projecting and designs test methods for achieving required levels ofproduct reliability and maintainability.

  • Compiles and analyzes performance reports and process control statistics; investigates and analyzes relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes.

  • Guides FRB activities and associated RCCA analyses toward closure.

  • Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards. Analyzes preliminary plans and develops reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and governmental agency reliability objectives.

  • May develop mathematical models to identify units, batches or processes posing excessive failure risks.

  • Prepares materials for and supports the various programs and technical meetings.

  • Supports and maintains the integrity of the NGMS Logistics team while supporting the customer. Works collaboratively on multidisciplinary engineering team(s).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline and 14+ years of experience in the field of electrical engineering/electronics technology, or Master’s Degree in a technical discipline and 12+ years of experience in the field of electrical engineering/electronics technology; or PhD in a technical discipline and 9+ years of experience in the field of electrical engineering/electronics technology. Note, an additional 4 years of work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Experience performing reliability activities such as, predictions and modeling, FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis), and reliability growth analyses for the design/ manufacturing of electrical circuits and systems or similar experience

  • Must be a US Citizen and have the capability to receive and hold a Top Secret/SCI or Special Access clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or STEM degree preferred (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

  • Experience with Relex/WQS, Reliasoft, or equivalent for reliability predictions and modeling

  • Understanding of MIL-STD-1388, Logistics Support Analysis, and the intersection of reliability and logistics

  • Experience with Safety Engineering such as, Mishap Notification/Investigation, Safety and Health Plan

  • Understanding of component engineering

  • Working user knowledge of PTC Windchill or Siemens TeamCenter PLM, or equivalent

  • Good oral and excellent written communications skills

  • High degree of PC skills and software such as Word, Excel, Visio, Project, and other MS office products

  • Experience design, development, testing of high voltage power circuits (IEC61010 or UL1262 or equivalent)

  • Currently hold an Active Top Secret/SCI or Special Access clearance with current poly



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

Salary Range: $146,000 USD - $219,000 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.