Northrop Grumman Staff Engineer Circuit Design in Baltimore, Maryland
Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Power Conversion Technology Lead Engineer to join our growing design team located in Baltimore, MD. Our Power/Control Systems business is looking for an exceptionally talented, motivated and creative power technology lead to support product development and R&D activities. This candidate must be a strong team participant, have excellent communications skills, and be resourceful and multitalented.
Technically, this candidate must be capable of performing and leading teams in the detailed design and analysis of power conditioning equipment associated with power supplies, variable speed drives, frequency converters and multi-level converters in a wide variety of applications ranging from 10s of watts to multi-megawatt converters for space, airborne, shipboard and ground-based combat platforms.
Implementation will involve advanced power conversion technology employing high frequency PWM, multi-level architectures, high speed communications and digital and analog controls. Modeling and simulation using SABER for power stages (including associated transformers, input/output filters, dynamic loads, switching devices) and SABER or MATLAB for controls is essential for validating hardware design and performance. Other tasks would include the design of gate drives, protection circuits, I/O interface circuits and control hardware associated with the power stage. Individual needs to lead small multi-disciplinary teams, support cost and schedule estimates and author reports.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Design team leadership
Perform power supply design, including simulation and analysis, schematic creation, component selection, and printed wiring board layout
Perform worst case analysis and component stress analysis
Develop Acceptance Test Procedures and perform first piece hardware checkout/testing
Work in a lab environment and support hardware production
To be considered for this position, you must meet the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Minimum Education / Experience: 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
Familiar with basic isolated and non-isolated circuit topologies & control techniques
Familiar with simulation tools (e.g. SPICE, LTSpice, SABER), MathCad
Must have an active Secret Clearance and be able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
Current and active Top Secret clearance
Familiar with power supply EMI/EMC filtering and design
Digital control experience
Active power factor correction design experience
Magnetic component design experience
High voltage design experience (up to 200 kV)
Working knowledge of power related Mil-Stds for power quality and electromagnetic interference
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Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow for employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of of benefits including healthcare insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.
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 Category : Engineering