Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Principal Electrical Engineer (Advanced Digital Design)

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: JEZ20181702-43956

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Summary: The Electrical Engineering Group within Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group, responsible for the development of spacecraft avionics hardware, is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to perform detailed circuit design of hardware, including flight part selection, schematic capture, and working with CAD personnel for part placement and signal routing. Responsibilities also include performing signal integrity analyses and documentation of the design in accordance with program requirements and institutional processes.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Design electronic circuits with digital and analog functionality for spacecraft applications. Select components with suitable radiation qualities.  Interact with other team members and software group to determine interfaces and operating characteristics. Generate documentation and review packages for flight boards.
  2. Test and debug boards. Bench level verification of board functionality. Work either individually or as part of a team to develop test procedures and hardware to verify breadboards, engineering models, and flight units.
  3. Work with fabrication team on board layout and build. Define layout constraints and provide oversight to board layout personnel. Support board through manufacturing of breadboards, engineering models, and flight units.
  4. Support delivery of board to box-level assembly, including testing and debug.

 

Required Qualifications: BS in Engineering & 7 years or Masters in Engineering & 5 years or PhD & 2 years with hands-on experience and familiarity in the design, development and testing of digital circuitry, an ability to work in a team-oriented problem-solving atmosphere is essential, able to independently carry the responsibility of executing the design duties. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

 

Preferred Experience: Familiarity with spaceflight electronics development.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space