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Sr. Principal / Principal Engineer Electrical /with Interim Clearance

Requisition ID: R10101596

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is currently seeking a Sr. Principal (T04) or a Principal (T03) Electrical Engineer for tactical missile system development and production programs in Northridge, CA.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Design and develop circuit cards using Intel/Altera FPGAs, high-speed serial interfaces, DD3/DD4 memories, analog and power circuits.

  • Design and develop harnesses/cables for high-speed interfaces and has considerable knowledge with connector manufactures.    

  • Perform electrical design trade studies and evaluating engineering design concepts.

  • Develop schematics and layout using the Siemens Xpedition toolset.

  • Perform signal integrity analysis using Xpedition HyperLynx High-speed toolset.

  • Overseeing and participating in hardware test and integration in a laboratory environment using a variety of test equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and DMMs.

  • Using oral and verbal presentation skills to effectively communicate at a detailed technical level, as well as distilling advanced concepts into fundamental principles for teammates and customers.

  • Working and performing in a multi-disciplinary research and development environment.

  • Creating test plans and procedures for a variety of circuit cards, including environmental testing.

  • Developing specifications and requirements, reviewing Engineering Change Proposals, and generating formal whitepapers and failure reports.

  • Supporting program Engineering Configuration Change Board (CCB), Corrective Action Board (CAB) and Failure Review Board (FRB) meetings as required.

  • Identifying opportunities for improvement based on review of failure data and supporting development and implementation of component design improvements and updates.

  • Supporting design reviews and test activities as needed.

  • Supporting subcontractor assessment, selection and coordination activities with respect to analog and digital design needs.

Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Role is:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of five (9) years of experience or a Master's Degree with (7) years of experience in electronics hardware, programmable logic development, power circuit and integration, test and evaluation.

  • Must have interim clearance

Qualifications for a Principal Role is:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of five (5) years of experience or a Master's Degree with (3) years of experience in electronics hardware, programmable logic development, power circuit and integration, test and evaluation.​

  • Must have interim clearance

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Must be familiar with and proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Visio)

  • Must have the ability to follow company processes and procedures.

  • Must have the ability to use and collect test data using digital storage oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, logic analyzers, in-circuit emulators, RF network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and arbitrary waveform generators.

  • Must be able to read and interpret military requirements, specifications, and engineering drawings/schematics.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships with customers, coworkers, and vendors.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate findings to customers and management.

  • Must be a self-starter capable of performing assigned tasks with minimal direction.

  • Must be an innovative thinker with a demonstrated ability for solving complex problems that may require ingenuity and “out of the box” ideas.

  • Must be able to work in an inter-disciplinary functional team.

  • Must be able to study and understand complex electronics/mechanical systems.

  • Must be meticulous with documentation.

  • Must understand and be able to show traceability to requirements and technical references.

  • Must be able to create or review presentations, emails, white papers, trade studies, and reports for content and accuracy.

  • Must be able to sustain products through end-of-life, including obsolescence management.

  • Knowledge of MATLAB is strongly desired.

  • Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Current/active DoD Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.

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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.