Principal Power Electronics EngineerBaltimore, MD

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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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, but they're also making history.

Are you passionate about power? Are you looking for meaningful work in power electronics? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal Power Electronics Engineer to join our growing design team located in Baltimore, MD. You will become part of the Power Conversion group supporting the Networked Information Solutions (NIS) division and working with other engineers to develop state of the art power supplies and power products for military applications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform power supply design, including simulation and analysis, schematic creation, component selection, and printed wiring board layout

  • Perform technical trade studies

  • Perform worst case analysis and component stress analysis

  • Provide manufacturing support for your hardware builds

  • Develop Acceptance Test Procedures and perform first piece hardware checkout/testing

  • Work in a lab environment and support hardware production

  • Lead team of engineers through the design, simulation, and testing of power supplies

The Principal Power Design Engineer will design and develop power conversion architectures using the latest technologies from Linear Technology, Texas Instruments, and other integrated circuit device manufacturers. Power design engineers work with system, subsystem, and hardware engineers to develop requirements, architect new circuit design topologies, and printed wiring board layouts. Designs are verified through Spice simulation, laboratory verification, and formal qualification to electrical and mechanical environmental requirements, electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) requirements and EMI/EMC compliance requirements. Design support is continuous from requirements definition through integration and test; and maintenance of design documentation and configuration management is required throughout the product life cycle.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Power Electronics Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or similar STEM degree and 5 years of experience or 3 years of experience with a Master of Science degree or PhD with 0 years of work experience

  • Power Supply circuit design experience, including schematic capture through test and integration

  • Hands-on prototyping and debug experience testing complex power systems, including various switch-mode topologies and linear regulators

  • Familiarity with isolated and non-isolated circuit topologies & control techniques

  • Familiarity with simulation tools (e.g. SPICE, LTSpice, SABER), MathCad

  • Hands-on power supply or power systems design and development exposure

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Secret clearance (or higher) with SAP

  • Power supply design experience utilizing circuit-related tools including Mentor Graphics, Xpedition, and LTSpice

  • Working knowledge of designing high frequency magnetics including transformers, coupled inductors, EMI chokes and common mode filters

  • Experience with Printed Wiring Board and Circuit Card Assembly designs for motor drives and/or digital control assemblies using Mentor Graphics

  • Active power factor correction design experience

  • High voltage design experience (up to 200 kV)

  • Working knowledge of power related Mil-Stds for power quality and electromagnetic interference

  • Proven skills to include project planning, communicating with all levels of an organization, adaptable, creative, collaborative, and comfortable working independently.

  • Hardware development team leadership experience

This position is contingent on the ability to obtain or maintain a US Secret Clearance or higher.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including :

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

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.