Principal Engineer Electrical

This position will be located in San Diego, CA. Transforming the future of technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leader in the Defense industry, developing and delivering quality products that help ensure the safety and freedom of this nation and its allies. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Engineering and Sciences organization, responsible for innovative detail design ranging from chassis to aircraft payload, as well as the analysis necessary to satisfy program requirements.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Providing detailed designs of aircraft systems, cabling, and installations.
Design of integrated systems for airborne platforms, including cabling for power, RF, networking, 1553 bus, and other data types.
Leading peer review for new and modified designs.
Main point of contact for Project Engineer and Program Staff for electrical and/or hardware cabling and/or systems.
Execute and review SWaP (Size, Weight, and Power) analysis at both the component and system level.
Lead the development of electrical design drawings and technical specifications.
Reviewing design proposals and drawings.
Analyzing and resolving design issues in the areas of communications systems and related electrical systems and components.
Engineering collaboration between procurement and production for the interpretation of engineering design, documentation, and BOM management.
Candidate must be able to meet aggressive/accelerated schedule deadlines.
Contribute to the development of engineering schedules.
Develop and drive schedule for production planning and fabrication for airborne systems.
Working under general and independent guidance to develop approaches to solutions based on customer/program requirements.
Be able to lead small teams of engineers, assigning work and tracking progress.
Basic Qualification:
5 Years with Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or similar STEM related
Ability to use a standard desktop (PC) computer and Windows-based tools to produce original documents including drawings, plans, procedures and reports.
Technical writing skills for electrical power designs/systems.
Experience with 2D and/or 3D Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) programs
Ability to work productively in a team environment.
Must possess effective oral and written communication skills in order to communicate well and interact successfully with all levels of the organization.
Must possess technical flexibility and willingness to learn.
US citizenship required. Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualification:
Experience with Visio and SolidWorks.
Experience reading/developing drawings for aircraft systems
Experience with electrical/electronic hardware design, analysis and production.
Experience with standard electronic test equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and digital multimeters
Experience in a variety of manned and unmanned aircraft systems.
Experience with airborne communication aircraft including payload rack installations, equipment and operations, platform systems integration and ground and flight testing.
Knowledge of aircraft RF and antennas.
Knowledge of tactical radio controls and signals.
Knowledge and understanding of computers and network systems.
Experience and skill in troubleshooting electronics and electrical systems related to AC/DC power, serial communication, RF and fiber-optic systems-Airborne RF systems, including antennas, cabling, cosite analysis and cosite mitigation.
Experience in qualifying equipment to EMI/EMC performance tests.
Familiarity with MIL-type connectors, cable design, electrical analysis techniques and methods.

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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