Electrical/Principal Design Engineer Manhattan Beach, CA

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

The Ground Systems Development Department (part of NG Space Systems Sector) in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a talented Electrical Design Engineer to develop, test, and integrate complex ground based electronic test systems and electronic hardware units which support spacecraft flight programs. This individual will act as a responsible design engineer (RDE) of hardware on our program. The ideal candidate will be responsible for electronic hardware development including architecture design, detailed design, performing customer briefings/reviews, hardware test, site integration, and post-delivery support. Primary deliverables are flight electronics test systems and satellite system operational ground-based hardware.

This role may be filled at the Electrical Design Engineer (Level 2) or Principal Electrical Design Engineer (Level 3) level depending on the qualifications below.

The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with design, integration, and test of at least one or more of the following:

  • Digital, Analog, or RF circuits

  • Electronic drawers/units

  • PCBs/CCAs

  • Test fixtures

  • Electronic test systems

  • Test Set Rack development

  • Small to large electronic systems.

  • Space Vehicle Payload or Bus test suites, and/or Operational Ground systems

Some responsibilities include performing:

  • PCB/CCA design, development, test, and integration

  • Electronic unit design, development, test, and integration

  • Electronic Test System (Test Set) design, development, test, and post-delivery support

  • Space Vehicle (SV) payload and bus electronics test set development and SV testing

  • Developing and present design reviews for internal and external customers

  • Developing final performance data packages

Basic Qualifications: Electrical Design Engineer (Level 2)

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or computer Engineering, or other related STEM degree from an accredited institution and 2 years of experience in an Engineering Environment; OR, a minimum of 0 years of experience with a STEM Master's Degree

  • Design and test experience in electronics technology

Basic Qualifications: Principal Electrical Design Engineer (Level 3)

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or computer Engineering, or other related STEM degree from an accredited institution and 5 years of experience in an Engineering Environment; OR, a minimum of 3 years of experience with a STEM Master's degree; OR, 0 years of experience with a STEM PhD. degree

  • Design and test experience in electronics technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD, SCI, or SSBI clearance

  • Design and test experience in more than one: Digital/Analog/RF technology

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Master's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space 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

This position's 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.



Salary Range: $85,000 - $127,400

Salary Range 2: $104,600 - $157,000

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.