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Sr Principal Engineer Electrical

Requisition ID: R10091210

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Vandenberg AFB, 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.

Job Description: Northrop Grumman Vandenberg Integration Site (VSFB) is looking for a Senior Principal Electrical Engineer to join our team.  As a team member of the engineering, integration, test, and launch operations team, the Electrical Engineer will support and manage various aspects of the assembly, integration, test, and launch activities of multiple Northrop Grumman Launch Vehicle Programs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Support development and production programs at VSFB site.
  • Perform launch vehicle avionics hardware & software system and subsystem level integration, test and launch operations
  • Communicate with other Engineering disciplines to support design change and efficiency improvements.
  • Train and mentor junior engineers in the Electrical Engineering integration and test standards.
  • Support business development efforts to provide integration and test information for new launch vehicle proposals
  • Coordinate and lead Electrical Technicians performing functions supporting activities such as, integration, test, checkout, operation, and maintenance of complex electronic flight, ground testing and launching systems.
  • Hands-on electrical integration and test of flight hardware; operating and maintaining electronic or electro-mechanical, and optical communications components, circuits or systems.
  • Create, edit, review, and maintain test procedures utilized during manufacturing and launch pad operations for correctness and completeness against mission requirements, launch vehicle configuration, and component changes and modifications
  • Lead the testing and/or evaluation/validation of electrical systems
  • Coordinate and perform testing with customer, FAA, and site range and safety personnel
  • Support the maintenance and upgrading of Electrical Ground Support Equipment and its associated network equipment
  • Troubleshoot, document, and disposition flight and test equipment hardware and software discrepancies and pursuing root cause and corrective actions
  • Evaluating and implementing Lean solutions to decrease cycle times
  • Maintain launch day schedule by performing other duties as necessary.
  • Basic Qualifications:Typical Minimum Education or Experience9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

Salary Range: $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.