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Principal Engineer Electrical - EGSE

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Chandler
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job 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 Space Systems is currently seeking an experienced Principal Electrical Engineer to join our electrical ground support equipment group in our Chandler, AZ facility for the Strike Program. Our electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) team supports our programs with the design, test, and sustainment of all EGSE and test support equipment hardware used in the integration and launch of our vehicles. Our EGSE team members work in a diverse set of roles across the lifecycle of a program.

Job Duties: Based on specific objectives, work with a system electrical engineering team to perform analysis, design, and test of complex "system level" designs with a focus on the electrical ground support equipment and test support equipment for the launch vehicle.

Job responsibilities:

  • Broad understanding and application of company electrical engineering technical standards.
  • Broad technical expertise and working knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Prepares and presents electrical engineering materials for Requirements and Design Reviews.
  • With minimal guidance, studies basic design concepts and criteria for more complex problems.
  • Applies electrical engineering principles to adapt or improve upon heritage features from previous successful designs of a similar nature.
  • Actively and effectively participates and contributes in a positive manner while supporting team decisions and goals.
  • Makes an extra effort to provide quality internal and external customer service.
  • Constantly seeks new sources of information and provides information necessary to meet customer needs.
  • Disciplined with escalation when required.
  • Derives requirements through multiple sources of documentation and design meetings.
  • Evaluate, with supervision, uncertainty and risks associated with requirements and designs.
  • Patriciate in trade studies for both internal projects and procured equipment.
  • Act with safety as your number one priority through every aspect of the role.
  • Provides formal peer review of simple engineering designs or analyses for less experienced engineers.
  • Complete day-to-day activities with minimal oversight of senior engineers.Desired Experience:
    • Design, test, and/or integration and deployment of electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) or test support equipment (TSE).
    • Design, test, programming, and/or integration and deployment of automated test equipment (ATE).
    • Testing of avionics, electronic components, or electrical systems using purpose designed test equipment.
    • Burndown of nonconformances and/or root cause failure analysis of electronic systems.
    • Release of engineering documentation including technical drawings, specifications, and test procedures.
    • Leading teams or personnel in the execution of test procedures.
    • Leading teams or personnel in the design of electronic equipment.
    • Problem solving not only for technical issues, but also for schedule, cost, resource and other project challenges.
    • Mentoring and cross-training team members across a diverse set of technologies and equipment architectures used to meet customer requirements.
    • Knowledgeable with the use of basic test equipment such as power supplies, oscilloscopes, DMMs, and electronic loads.
    • Broad or high-level circuit design and analysis.Also seeking experience in any of the following:
      • LabVIEW programming and NI hardware and software products.
      • Contributions to process improvement initiatives.
      • CompTIA Security+ or similar certifications.
      • Usage and basic troubleshooting of networks, Windows systems, and RHEL or other Linux distributions.
      • Experience with classified test systems or systems subject to cyber security policies.
      • Management or tracking of projects through a product life cycle.
      • Support of manufacturing engineering during the production of test equipment products.
      • Experience with telemetry systems including decoms and chapter 10 recorders.
      • Development or support of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) or other integrations labs.Qualifications for Principal\Level III:
        • Requires 5 years with a Bachelor's in Engineering or 3 years with a Master's in Engineering.
        • DoD Secret Clearance is required.
        • U.S. Citizenship is required Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD

          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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

          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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