Associate Engineer Electrical

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Summary

Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks. Designs electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes.


  • Design moderately complex electronic and electrical systems; assists in developing component and TM system standards and testing/qualification techniques.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, procedures and practices.
  • Analyze, design, and develop solutions to sounding rocket telemetry and power control systems.
  • Programming and computer application skills such as Lab-View/Windows, C, C++, OrCad, Microsoft Office, Matlab and Python are desired.
  • Participate in reviews: requirement, preliminary/critical design, integration readiness and test readiness.
  • Develops appropriate test methods and documentation to evaluate, debug and check electrical and electronic systems.
  • Documents the results of complex analysis and design tasks for technical reports and formal meeting presentations.

Specific Requirements
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering discipline and flight hardware / sounding rocket experience a plus
  • Knowledge of the principles of electrical design and design of telemetry and related instrumentation systems for flight vehicles and payloads and the ability to develop associated design documentation.
  • Experience and operational proficiency with electronic equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, signal generators, power supplies, multi-meters, etc. as well as components such as microcontrollers, PIC's, EPLD, PLD's, DSP's. Knowledge of ground station equipment (receivers, bit syncs, decoms) and its function is a plus.
  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, and systems; applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.
  • Develops applications of controls, instruments, and systems for government and commercial sounding rocket programs; and of operational procedures and practices as they apply to sub-orbital rockets.
  • 20% travel is required.

Education and Experience
  • Requires Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) in Electrical Engineering & 0-2 years of relevant experience is required.

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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