Principal / Sr. Principal Magnetic Bearing Lead EngineerSunnyvale, CA

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Magnetic Bearing Lead Engineer based out of Sunnyvale, CA. This role is part of the advanced development team that will be developing next generation technology and architecture for propulsion and power generation machinery for US Navy submarines. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you'll get to do:

The Magnetic Bearing Lead Engineer will lead a team of experience Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and junior engineers in electromagnetics and design to explore, design, develop, and test new magnetic bearing technology and architecture. This position requires the ability to lead a multidiscipline team, manage and complete tasks within budget and schedule, and turn ideas into reality.

This position may be filled at a higher grade based on the qualifications listed below:

Basic Qualifications for Principal level:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 3 years of relevant experience; or a PhD in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with no relevant experience.

  • 5+ years of experience in Electric Machine design and analysis.

  • Experience implementing designs.

  • Solid understanding of electromagnetic principles for power generator or force production.

  • Solid understanding of construction / manufacturing methods of electric machines.

  • Demonstrated technical team leadership.

  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal level:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 9 years of relevant experience; or Master's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 7 years of relevant experience; or a PhD in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 4 years of relevant experience.

  • 5+ years of experience in Electric Machine design and analysis.

  • Experience implementing designs.

  • Solid understanding of electromagnetic principles for power generator or force production.

  • Solid understanding of construction / manufacturing methods of electric machines.

  • Demonstrated technical team leadership.

  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or Ph.D. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Degree.

  • 7+ years of electrical machine and/or inverter / drive engineering experience.

  • Experience with software for system evaluation such as Matlab Simulink, Simplorer, etc.

  • Electromagnetic analysis experience with FEA tools such as ANSYS Maxwell, Altair Flux 2D/3D, or similar type of electromagnetic analysis software.

  • Experience with electric machines for marine propulsion applications.

  • Experience with naval nuclear propulsion programs.

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

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.

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