Hardware / Software Design & Integration Engineer - Sr. Principal

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air, undersea and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe.

We are looking 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 accomplish what's considered impossible. Our employees have made significant historical contributions and are shaping the future.

Join a design community that offers unique design challenges that combine the talents of multiple engineering disciplines including Hardware, Firmware, Software, Mechanical Design, Systems Engineering and Program Management.

Typical Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design creative and flexible HW/SW solutions with a motivated team of experts
    • HW Design Examples:
      • Electronic Circuit Design
      • RF Design
      • Power/Cooling Monitor and Control
      • Interface Panel Layouts and Interconnections
      • Console Design
    • SW Design Examples:
      • Process Automation
      • Instrument Drivers and Utilities
      • UI/UX Design
      • Real Time, Pre and Post Processing Data Analytics
    • Firmware Design for simulation and control
    • SW/HW integration
    • Requirements verification
  • Actively support the investigation, resolution and documentation of product anomalies
  • Understanding Design to Cost
This position is a Sr. Principal position. Candidates will be considered per the requirements listed below.

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • 9 years w/ Bachelor's, 7 years w/ Master's, 4 years w/ PhD
  • Experience in hardware & software design
  • Experience reading & interpreting schematics
  • Experience with lab test equipment (such as DMM and O-Scopes)
  • Experience with software development
  • Experience with HW/SW integration
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Secret Clearance required prior to start

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in hardware & software design
  • Experience with schematic design tools (e.g., Mentor Graphics, Zukenetc.)
  • Experience with hands-on troubleshooting with electrical hardware
  • Experience with C/C++, LabWindows CVI is a plus
  • Experience withRF test & measurement equipment (such as Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyer, Network Analyzer)
  • Technical Lead experience
  • Experience supporting a production environment
  • Active TS/SCI clearance


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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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