Sr Principal Engineer Electronics Baltimore, 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.

This Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer position requires a blend of Hardware and Software skills, experience with DC, Analog, Digital or RF test & measurement equipment, and a hands-on approach to troubleshooting complex electronic systems. Typical Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding design to cost, scope, and schedule.

  • Requirements definition

  • Design of flexible Hardware & Software test solutions together with a team of experts

  • Manufacturing support during the hardware build process

  • Integration of Hardware & Software into a functioning system

  • Certification with the Quality organization

  • System deployment and factory support

  • Software maintenance and / or Hardware refresh initiatives

Basic Qualifications Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer:

You must satisfy one of the following education/experience criteria to be considered for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM with 8 years' experience

  • Master's degree in STEM with 6 years' experience

  • Ph.D degree in STEM with 3 years' experience


  • The ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams.

  • Mix of hardware and software skills

  • Experience in text-based programming (e.g. C /C++)

  • Background and working knowledge in RF, digital or power theory and concepts.

  • Effective verbal and written communication

  • Experience with test & measurement equipment

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline

  • Test design and integration background

  • Ability to work with minimal direction and guidance.

  • Experience with Lab Windows CVI, C / C++ programming

  • Test Stand programming

  • Experience with schematic design tools (e.g., Mentor Graphics, Zuken, etc.)

  • Proficiency with digital, analog, RF test equipment, RF theory and high-speed digital design

  • Familiarity with differential digital interfaces like LVDS - PXI/PXIe and VME bus experience

  • Hands-on troubleshooting of electrical hardware

  • Active clearance

Salary Range: $123,800 - $185,800

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.

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.