Sr. Principal Power Electronics Engineer No Clearance Required to Start (Up to a $20K Sign-on bonus) Baltimore, MD

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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 Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Power Electronics Engineer to join our growing design team located in Baltimore, MD .

You will become part of Northrop Grumman's Power Conversion Technology design group, working with other engineers to develop state of the art power supplies and power products for military applications. This team supports our Payload and Ground Systems Division, Remote Sensing Program (RSP) Business Unit.

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 Sr. 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, sub-system, 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:

  • Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar engineering discipline (STEM) with a minimum 9 years of power electronics design experience or 7 years of experience with a master's degree or 4 years with a Ph.D.

  • 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

  • Ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into hardware requirements, design, and test specifications

  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects with four or more team members

  • Familiarity with documentation, revision control and review systems like DOORS, ClearCase and ClearQuest

  • Proven skills to include team leadership, mentoring others, communicating with all levels of an organization internally and externally, being adaptable, creative, collaborative, and comfortable working independently and enjoys solving difficult problems

  • US Citizen and ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, focused on Power Conversion, with a minimum 12 years of power electronics design experience.

  • Recent 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

  • Working experience with documentation, revision control and review systems like DOORS, ClearCase, and ClearQuest

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

  • Current TS/SCI security 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.

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