Principal/Sr. Principal Cable & Harness Engineer (No Clearance Required) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10123372

  • Category : Engineering

  • Location : Redondo Beach, California, United States of America

  • Citizenship required : United States Citizenship

  • Clearance Type : Top Secret

  • Telecommute : No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift : 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required : Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance : Relocation assistance may be available

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 of 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.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Principal/Sr. Principal Cable & Harness Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Vehicle Engineering Products Center. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The Cable & Harness Engineer will be responsible for the architecture, development, and delivery of multiple cable/harness engineering design solutions. This role provides the opportunity to be a technical expert, take ownership of the CHE statement of work from concept design to product delivery, and be one of the recognized Subject Matter Experts (SME's) within the department for Cable and Harness.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Serve as CHE Lead in the development of various CHE products required for the assigned program

  • Define and document electrical interconnects through coordination with system, subsystem, and unit engineers

  • Pro-actively communicate with multiple other subsystems to negotiate interface requirements

  • Incorporate project flow-down requirements into the harness/cable design

  • Prepare Preliminary Design Audit (PDA) and Critical Design Audit (CDA) data packages and support design reviews

  • Prepare and present harness subsystem design, architecture, and implementation plans at various design team meetings and reviews

  • Assist in establishing harness/cable routing and segmentation

  • Perform voltage drop analysis and capacitance studies

  • Experience in RF transmission line analysis and performance

  • Prepare and release equipment specifications, manufacturing assembly drawings, and interconnect diagrams

  • Assure the integrity of the harness from inception through delivery

  • Prepare fuse module, fusistor module, diode module, resistor module assembly drawings, and test procedures

  • Provide support to Manufacturing and Spacecraft Assembly and Test

  • Support Program Proposals as the Cable & Harness Lead

  • Mentor entry-level engineers

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Engineer level or a Sr. Principal Engineer level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications - Principal Cable & Harness Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree with 3 years of engineering experience OR Ph.D. with 0 years of engineering experience

  • Candidate must be able and willing to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret and/or Top Secret clearance with an SCI Access

Basic Qualifications - Sr. Principal Cable & Harness Engineer:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree with 7 years of engineering experience OR Ph.D. with 4 years of engineering experience

  • Candidate must be able and willing to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret and/or Top Secret clearance with an SCI Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance

  • Previous experience with the successful design and delivery of spacecraft and/or aircraft DC harnesses and RF cables

  • Experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills

  • Extensive knowledge of military standards of connectors, wires, and contacts for space applications such as MIL-C-38999, MIL-C-24308, MIL-DTL-83513, MIL-STD-1553, MIL-HDBK-83575, DOD-W-83575

  • Proficient using harness design software tools such as Mentor Graphics, Routed Systems Design (RSD), CATIA and with Microsoft Access and Visio

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid-Time off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example, the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work. For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits

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

Salary Range 2: $129,700 - $194,500

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 most positions.

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