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Northrop Grumman Staff Space Vehicle Electrical Systems Design Engineer - Cable & Harness (Clearance Required) in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

SSSD Vehicle Engineering has an opening for a qualified, mission oriented Staff Cable & Harness Engineer Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position 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 to be one of the recognized Subject Matter Experts (SME's) within the department for Cable and Harness.

This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California and with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following cable & harness tasks for Air and/or Space Vehicle programs:

  • 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 less experienced engineers

This position requires strong leadership, communication and presentation skills; ability to interface with project management, responsible design engineers, subproject managers, functional management, and customers; and the ability to lead and mentor junior engineers and technicians.

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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 14 years of engineering experience or 12 years with a Master's Degree or 9 years with a Ph.D in a STEM discipline

  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

-OR -

SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 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.

Job Category : Engineering