Principal Electrical Design Engineer

    • Palmdale, CA

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Principal Electrical Design Engineer.

Candidate will perform the duties of an Electrical Engineer to design, analyze, release, and monitor the status of test equipment engineering drawings. A knowledge emphasis on mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical subsystem testing and test requirements is desired. Must be knowledgeable in a 2D/3D CAD software, such as NX, CATIA, SolidWorks, or AutoCAD Electrical.
Responsibilities include concept and detail design; development and update of test equipment build-to-packages (BTPs); test requirements identification; subsystems analysis; test equipment integration and analysis; test setup and execution support. Additionally, candidate will be required to support the procurement and build of designed test equipment, including frequent communication with Parts Integration Team, flight test technicians, and external material suppliers. Candidate may also be required to support test failure investigation and troubleshooting, as well as provide suggestions for test equipment design improvements and response to equipment-related corrective action requests.

A successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge of electrical systems design or testing, cable end-to-end testing (including RF, fiber optic, 1553, ethernet), and the typical electro-mechanical components, test requirements, and methodologies used in the aerospace industry.


Basic Qualifications:

B.S in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or other STEM field with equivalent experience in support of aircraft electrical subsystem design or test

and a minimum of 5 years related work experience (3 years acceptable with job-related Masters degree)

Ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Security Clearance

At least 1 year experience using Microsoft Office Suite

Strong CAD skills with at least 1 year experience developing wire diagrams or electrical schematics

Ability to obtain/maintain Program Security Access

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using NX10 or equivalent CAD tool

Experience using CPLM/TeamCenter or equivalent Lifecycle Management tool

Hands on experience operating aircraft ground support or test equipment

Experience working with fully assembled aircraft systems in a production environment

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.

A leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber security, and complex logistics to government and commercial clients.

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