Sr. Principal Space Electrical Power Subsystem Engineer

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join efforts to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable commitment 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 highly qualified, mission orientedPrincipal Space Electrical Power Subsystem (EPS) Engineer - 4,located in Redondo Beach, CA, to be part of the team responsible for the design and delivery of space vehicle electrical power subsystems with responsibilities including (but not limited) to:

  • Lead the EPS team on projects including earned value management and/or proposals
  • Lead electrical power architecture definition and trades
  • Participate in space vehicle technical trades
  • Work the flow down and management of requirements at the subsystem level, unit level specs, and algorithm requirements.
  • Perform EPS analysis that include energy balance, power quality, and array shadowing/glint
  • Size EPS components including solar array, batteries, and power subsystem topology selection
  • Develop EPS software algorithms
  • Lead or support design review process for the units as well as subsystem preliminary and critical design audits and reviews
  • Support subsystem test bed
  • Support requirements verification and vehicle and subsystem integration
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction
  • Mentor junior engineers and provide guidance on best practices
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience or 7 years of engineering experience with a Master's Degree or 4 years of engineering experiencewith a PhD in a STEM discipline
  • Active SCI/SSBI clearance


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills
  • Prior EPS design experience through the entire system lifecycle from concept, design, production, integration, test, launch, to operation support.
  • Experience with power electronics, mixed signal electronics, battery, and/or solar array design
  • Experience with power converter and power quality analysis
  • Experience with EPS algorithm development
  • Detailed knowledge of circuit simulation software such as PSPICE
  • Experience working on electrical design and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Working knowledge of requirements management, risk management, subcontract management, hardware procurement, and subsystem to subsystem critical interfaces.


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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