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Northrop Grumman

Principal Engineer Electrical

San Diego, CA

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.

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Description
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 Aerospace Systems is seeking a Principal Electronic Design Engineer. The selected candidate will report to the Northrop Grumman site in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

The Principal Electronics Engineer role involves full life-cycle product development from system concept and requirements through design, implementation, test verification, production, and field support while working in integrated product teams spanning Engineering, Manufacturing, and Program Management. Rancho Bernardo Circuit Design responsible engineers (RE) take on all tasks traditionally split between electrical engineer (EE), product engineer (PE) and printed circuit board (PCB) designer.

What You'll Get To Do:
You will have opportunities to support cradle to grave design, integration, test, production, and sustainment of electronic hardware.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the generation of detailed electronic schematics, CCA drawings, and bill of materials (BOMs) for electronic designs.
  • PCB/CCA design, development, test, and integration.
  • Electronic unit design, development, test, and integration.
  • Electronic Test System (Test Set) design, development, test, and post-delivery support
  • Manufacturing support during the hardware build process.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into hardware requirements, design, and test specifications.
  • Integration of Hardware & Software into a functioning system
  • Software and / or Hardware refresh initiatives.
  • Generating engineering change notices (ECN), updating models / drawings, and releasing appropriate documentation into Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) databases.
  • Performing work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary engineering team; perform successfully in a fast-paced, work environment.
Basic Qualifications: Principal Electronics Design Engineer (Level 3):
  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or related experience in either Analog, Digital or Mixed Signal Circuit design or a Master's degree in STEM and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a PhD in STEM.
  • Solid understanding of circuit design theory; hands-on circuit design experience.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience in CAD tools for electrical schematics and layout.
  • Strong communication skills, able to efficiently disseminate information to leadership and respective working group.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline.
  • Working experience with Altium designer or similar ECAD tools.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and guidance.
  • Experience with NI LabVIEW and /or C / C++ programming.
  • Experience with NI Test Stand.
  • Proficiency with digital, analog test equipment
  • Hands-on troubleshooting of electrical hardware
  • Experience with hand soldering, assembling, and repairing surface mount components installed on PWB.
  • Experience with hand soldering, assembling, and repairing wire harnesses and other electronic assemblies.
  • Prior hands-on prototyping and debug experience testing complex digital subsystems, such as complex circuit card development involving FPGAs, and/or embedded processors, and/or high-speed interfaces.
  • FPGA architecture and design experience with Microchip, AMD (Xilinx) and/or Intel (Altera) FPGAs and their application environments.
  • Experience with circuit board level debugging.
  • Familiarity with RS-422 and / or RS-485.
  • Familiarity with differential digital interfaces like LVDS - PCI/PCIe experience.
Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

Client-provided location(s): San Diego, CA, USA
Job ID: NorthropGrumman-R10145647
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Four-Day Work Week
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Woman founded/led

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