Staff Engineer Electronics (SECRET clearance or higher)Fairfax, VA

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman is seeking Electrical Engineers . This position will be located at our Mission Systems Sector in Chantilly, VA.

The qualified candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Signals Intelligence Mission Solutions (SMS) Department.

T5 or T6

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen and have a Secret clearance at a minimum.

  • Minimum education and experience are 14 years' experience with bachelor's in science; 12 years' experience with Masters; 9 years' experience with PhD.

  • Experience in the design and development of microelectronics, reverse engineering, an overall understanding of custom electrical engineering techniques used in the integration of complex electrical systems in tightly constrained spaces.

  • Knowledge of systems engineering, lifecycle design and development.

  • Knowledge of engineering development activities to include design, test, checkout, fabrication, modification, and/or assembly of electronic and electromechanical systems.

  • Experience with various computer/hardware interfaces such as USB 2.0/3.x/C, RS-232 serial port, I2C, SPI, JTAG, PCIe, SMBUS and SATA.

  • Experience in detailed schematic capture and multi-layer PCB layout for analog, power, and high-speed digital circuits - KiCad is a plus.

  • Knowledge of embedded firmware and hardware systems.

  • Experience developing firmware in C for Microchip PIC microcontrollers, Cypress microcontrollers, and/or NXP microcontrollers.

  • Experience or training in basic Surface Mount Technology (SMT) soldering and assembly skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidate with a TS/SCI clearance with/without Polygraph.

  • Experience with HDI PCB layout, in-circuit debuggers, and working alongside mechanical engineers for PCB constraints.

Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.