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Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer (ADG)

Company: 0902 SP - Launch Vehicles
Location: Chandler
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: None

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer - ADG

Northrop Grumman is seeking electrical engineers for our Avionics Design Group (ADG). This position will be located at our Space Systems Sector in Chandler, AZ. The Chandler group performs cradle-to-grave engineering on the majority of their launch vehicles. They are working on approximately 15 separate vehicles at any given time, among them are Antares, Minotaur, Pegasus, GMD, Sentinel, and many more. Their products serve a variety of purposes including ISS (International Space Station) cargo resupply, deploying defense satellites, developing missile interceptor technology, and providing much needed target vehicles to better hone our military capability.

ADG's Common Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 Years with BS; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD
  • Must be capable of understanding and adhering to department design standards.
  • Ability to work in an Agile project format, team based environment, including Jira and Git environments.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Active Secret Clearance is required
    ADG's Common Preferred Qualifications:
    • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is preferred.
      Within the overall Avionics Design Group (ADG) we are hiring in five different and exciting specialty areas:

      Digital / Analog Circuit Design

      Job Responsibilities: Based on specific objectives, perform design, analysis, or test of complex circuits without detailed direction from more senior engineers. Select component parts for the design to meet stringent environment requirements including radiation. Study design concepts and criteria to ascertain the engineering principles involved and with general direction, plan, prepare, and complete the design. Simulate design to verify as-designed circuit response meets requirement criteria. Evaluate completed design with more senior engineers and other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve a design that satisfies requirements. Write design and test documentation including analyses, specifications, user manuals, test procedures, etc. Develop, coordinate, and conduct the test programs required to evaluate the design and bring to production status. May also oversee, with senior engineer oversight, component supplier design, analysis, manufacture, and test.

      Additional Basic Qualifications for ADG's Digital/Analog Circuit Design team:
      • Mixed signal or digital circuit design experience
      • Proficiency with Pspice simulation, Cadence Schematic Capture.
      • Experienced in hardware troubleshooting / software debugging. Physical testing experience including lab measurement (oscilloscope, signal/function generator, logic analyzer, etc). Generating design documents, specifications, user's manuals, test plans.
        Additional Preferred Qualifications for ADG's Digital/Analog Circuit Design team:
        • Familiarity with Cadence Allegro PWB, CAM350, Matlab, VHDL, Python is preferred.
        • Familiarity with VHDL design/verification.
          FPGA - VHDL Design / Verification

          Job Responsibilities: Digital FPGA design / formal verification in VHDL for use in aerospace avionics.
          • Based on specific objectives, perform design, analysis, or test of complex circuits without detailed direction from more senior engineers.
          • Study design concepts and criteria to ascertain the engineering principles involved and with general direction, plan, prepare, and complete the design.
          • Evaluate completed design with more senior engineers and other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve a design that satisfies requirements.
          • Develop, coordinate, and conduct the test programs required to evaluate the design.
          • May also oversee, with senior engineer oversight, component supplier design, analysis, manufacture, and test.
            Additional Basic Qualifications for ADG's FPGA - VHDL Design / Verification team: Familiarity with the following:
            • Serial communication protocols (UART, SPI, I2C, 1-Wire, Ethernet, SpaceWire)
            • Fixed point mathematic fundamentals, Static Timing Analysis and Timing Closure (setup and hold, slack, skew, etc.)
            • Asynchronous Clock Domain crossing and general metastability mitigation techniques,
            • Test-bench development, including timing accurate bus functional models, complete functional coverage, etc.
            • Design verification.
            • Generating design documents including specifications, user's manuals and test plans.
            • Physical testing experience including lab measurements (oscilloscope, digital logic analyzer), defining test setups, in-circuit debugging, etc.
              Additional Preferred Qualifications for ADG's FPGA - VHDL Design / Verification team:
              • Familiarity with Cadence Allegro PWB, Matlab, Python
              • ModelSim or QuestaSim experience
              • Formal verification experience using OSVVM
                PWB Layout Design

                Job Responsibilities: PWB designer to design/layout boards for military/aerospace avionics and test applications for our Avionics Design Group.

                Additional Basic Qualifications for ADG's PWB Layout Design team:
                • PWB design layout experience with Cadence Allegro design tool suite.
                • Experience with high density, complex, multilayer boards (6-16 layers).
                • Experience with layout of analog and digital circuits.
                • Experience with layout/routing of high speed digital and controlled-impedance circuits.
                • Experience with rigid-flex.
                • Ability to prepare artwork (ODB++, Gerbers) for fabrication of PWBs.
                • Extensive experience with footprint/symbol creation and library management.
                • Understanding of IPC-2221 and IPC-7351 specifications.
                  Additional Preferred Qualifications for ADG's PWB Layout Design team:
                  • Understanding of PWA manufacturing processes.
                  • Experience with legacy OrCad Layout, and Mentor Xpedition tool suite.
                  • Familiarity with CAM350 DFM software.
                  • Experience with high voltage or high current layout techniques.
                    EEE Components

                    Job Responsibilities: Focused primarily on and require detailed knowledge of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts/components. Those responsibilities will include the following:
                    • Generate plans and procedures for EEE part/component procurement and screening to meet company standards and contractual requirements. Support supply source selection and procurement efforts. Evaluate and adapt customer screening and qualification requirements. Review GIDEP Advisories and Alerts for program impact.
                    • Support customer and vendor screening issues/failures and failure investigations, including interface with failure analysis labs. Support component test data review, lot sample destructive parts analyses (DPA) and prohibited materials analyses (PMA).
                    • Using component failure analysis results interface with the project team to determine root cause and corrective action for EEE components that fail during assembly and box level test.
                    • Review SOWs and contractual documents to identify EEE parts requirements, viable alternative solutions, and support proposals/cost estimates/schedules for EEE component selections, and be able to define/flow those requirements to suppliers and customer PMPCBs for approval to use in launch vehicle designs.
                      Additional Basic Qualifications for ADG's EEE Components:
                      • Strong knowledge of EEE parts including hermetic components and plastic encapsulated devices.
                      • Knowledge of governing industry standards and military specifications for EEE parts.
                      • Ability to provide clear and concise written/oral reports to technical teams, management, and customers.
                      • Strong collaboration skills.
                        Additional Preferred Qualifications for ADG's EEE components:
                        • Knowledge of standards including Mil Std 1580 (DPA), Mil Std 883 and Mil Std 750 (Test Methods), Mil PRF 38534, -38535, -19500, -55681, -55342, -55310,
                        • Failure Analysis Lab experience.
                        • Familiarity with radiation tolerance/hardening concepts and practices.
                          EEE Resources

                          Job Responsibilities: The selected candidate(s) will work in a dynamic mission-focused environment where he/she will interact with a diverse team of Customers, leaders, and technical staff to maintain and support an uninterrupted delivery of avionics resources that meet program needs. The successful candidate will apply their skills and knowledge of common manufacturing processes to identify opportunities to improve processes and reduce labor and expenditures. Working with a positive attitude to develop and enhance tools for adaptability and successful growth. Job responsibilities will be focused primarily on avionics assemblies, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts/components, as well as internal design, procurement, and manufacturing processes. Those responsibilities will include the following:
                          • Serve as a liaison between management, manufacturing, engineering disciplines and the Customer and implement steps to meet program and Customer requirements within the resource capacity of the design groups.
                          • Create and/or process technical analyses, assembly drawings, product specifications, and technical manuals.
                          • Evaluate EEE components for form, fit, function, interchangeability, failure analysis and lifecycle. Perform receiving inspection validation and acceptance reviews, product inventory, and lifetime buy analyses.
                          • Develop, coordinate, and conduct test programs required to evaluate the design, as well as evaluate any test failures and develop paths forward leading to corrective action.
                            Additional Basic Qualifications for ADG's EEE Resources:
                            • Understanding and application of divisional electrical engineering technical standards.
                            • Familiarity with divisional engineering, manufacturing, and procurement processes
                            • Knowledge of EEE parts including hermetic components and plastic encapsulated devices and their governing industry standards and military specifications
                            • Ability to evaluate/validate an analytical model of an electrical component, subsystem, or system or physical system implementation.
                            • Ability to prepare and present electrical engineering materials for Requirements and Design Reviews.
                              Additional Preferred Qualifications for ADG's EEE Resources:
                              • Experience with design, test and deployment of automated test equipment.
                              • Knowledge of MIL standards including Mil Std 1580 (DPA), Mil Std 883 (Microcircuit Test) and Mil Std 750 (Semiconductor Test), Mil PRFs 38534, -38535, -19500, -55681, -55342, and -55310
                              • Knowledge of microelectronic Failure Analysis lab operations and tools
                              • Familiarity with radiation tolerance/hardening standards and practices.
                                Salary Range: $134,700.00 - $202,100.00

                                Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to basepay. 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/orpersonal 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

                                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 most positions.

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