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Northrop Grumman Principal Electrical Engineer/Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

Summary: Position responsibilities involve applying Electrical Engineering practices to all phases of DoD programs for Fuzing applications, including:

Lead a team of Electrical Engineers through development ensuring processes and procedures are followed, technical tradeoffs are considered, design requirements identified and understood, milestone adherence and change management.

Performs research, design, and development in such areas as power conditioning electronics, analog circuit design, digital circuit design, FPGA design, and other general electrical engineering design functions.

Applies research to the planning, design, development and testing of electrical circuits for use in military applications.

Is capable of generating design schematics, preferably with experience using CAD tools such as Mentor Graphics.

Develops specifications for and performs selection of components for use in electrical circuits for military applications. Utilizes electrical CAD tools such as Mentor System Vision for circuit performance prediction in aid of circuit development.

Oversees board layout and provides pertinent design factors for first pass success on circuit realization.

Compiles and analyzes test data to determine effect of design on electrical circuits for military applications.


Position may be filled at a higher level depending on experience and education.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Electrical Engineer:

• Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.

• At least 5 years of Electrical Engineering experience.

• Experience in technical leadership of a complex program requiring the coordination of engineering work effort.

• Design experience in the areas of analog, digital, power conditioning, PWB/CCA design and evaluation, electronics packaging, processors and FPGAs. History of leading technical activities.

• Experience in modeling and simulation of systems at various levels of integration.

• Experience with power conditioning circuit design and analog design.

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to cross functional team members.

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

• Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment.

• Able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.

• Possesses strong analytical skills to enable risk analyses and management throughout program.

• Possesses strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within a development team to understand system level interdependencies that impact requirements and design constraints.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer:

• All experience required for Principal Electrical Engineer (above) plus at least 9 years of Electrical Engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prefer familiarity with high reliability design for military applications

• Prefer experience in developing high reliability electronics to meet military environments such as extreme temperature conditions, high G shock loads, vibration, and extended storage times.

• Preference for an understanding of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) disciplines, including design for assembly and design for manufacturing (DFA/DFM).

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Job Category : Engineering