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Principal/Sr. Principal Electrical/Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10102647

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Corinne, UT, USA   |  Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA +1 more
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Propulsion Systems is currently seeking a Principal/Sr. Principal Electrical/Software Engineer to join our team supporting several locations within the Flight Systems with home location at the Promontory (Brigham), UT facility. Will consider candidates for our Kennedy Space Center, FL or Marshall Space Fight Center in Huntsville, AL if you are local to that area.


We are looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer with a Software Background to join our team at Northrop Grumman. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the requirements development, design oversight, requirement verification, and schedule coordination of Avionics Subsystem components for the Space Launch System Boosters. As a member of the Northrop Grumman team, you will work with a diverse group of engineers and technicians to help us reach our goals of exploring space and advancing scientific research.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Develop requirements for the Space Launch System Boosters Avionics Subsystem

  • Oversee the design of electrical systems for the Boosters

  • Verify that the requirements are being met throughout the design and testing phases

  • Coordinate schedules with other teams to ensure that the project stays on track

  • Collaborate with other engineers and technicians to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arise

  • Review and approve technical documentation related to the Booster Avionics

  • Participate in design reviews and other team meetings

  • Ensure that all work is conducted in accordance with Northrop Grumman's safety and quality standards

  • Identify and mitigate technical risks associated with the project

  • Mentor junior engineers as needed

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field and a minimum of 3 years’ experience with a focus on FPGA and software development and design

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • U.S Citizen


  • BS in Electrical Engineering and 5 years, MS and 3 years or Ph.D. and 0 years of experience

  • Position can be filled one level higher, BS in Electrical Engineering and 9 years, MS and 7 years or Ph.D. and 4 years of experience.

If you are an experienced Electrical Engineer with a Software Background who is passionate about space exploration and interested in joining a dynamic team at Northrop Grumman, we encourage you to apply.

This position reports to Corinne, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Kennedy Space Center, FL, FL, USA.

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $136,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.