Principal Electronics Engineer or Sr Principal Electronics Engineer Ventura, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a motivated Principal Electronics Engineer or Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer to join a dedicated, highly engaged field engineering team in southern California.

What You'll Get To Do:

You will have the opportunity to support a variety of unique electrical, electronic and electromechanical systems designed for maritime applications. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, and possess the ability to research and effectively resolve technical issues both independently and as part of a large multi-disciplined team. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as interpersonal skills in order to coordinate with a variety of disciplines are also essential. This position requires the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt quickly to frequently changing requirements. The candidate will be required to effectively and efficiently work at offsite locations that may require travel.

The types of systems supported include:

  • Industrial Controls

  • Batteries and Energy Storage

  • Power Conversion and Distribution

  • Motors and Motor Controllers

  • Communications

  • Navigation

  • Sonar and other sensors

  • Connectors & Cabling

  • Battery charging and monitoring

The ideal candidate brings solid engineering design skills along with a multi-disciplined background, a hands-on work ethic, excellent communication skills, a good understanding of engineering fundamentals, and a hands-on approach to troubleshooting complex electronic systems. This opportunity involves a broad spectrum of tasking that will rely heavily on the candidate's existing skills and experience. Deploying at sea with customer personnel is not a requirement, but many of our engineers choose to do so because it allows them to experience and evaluate the real-world performance of the systems they have designed and built. Although this is primarily an electrical/electronics engineering position, being at a field site offers involvement in almost every aspect of product design and program support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Understanding design to cost, scope, and schedule

  • Requirements definition

  • Designing custom circuits and electronic assemblies

  • Generating formal engineering documentation (drawings, procedures, etc.)

  • Manufacturing support during the hardware build process

  • Hands-on testing, system integration and troubleshooting

  • Customer training on Operation of equipment and systems (deployed at sea)

  • Researches, designs, develops, and tests a variety of electronic equipment and system

  • Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines

  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings

  • Perform with appropriate oversight needed to complete assignments

  • Handle complex technical issues and resolve them in new and innovative ways

"This position may be filled as a Principal Electronics Engineer or a Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer based on the qualifications below."

Basic Qualifications for Principal Electronics Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience including electrical or electronics design, testing and troubleshooting (3 years with a MS degree or 0 years with a PhD)

  • Must have an active Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting.

  • The ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams

  • Analog and Digital Circuit Design and Analysis ability and experience

  • Experience with test & measurement equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers)

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits (e.g., analog or high-voltage circuitry)

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Electronics Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and a minimum of 9 years of related experience including electrical or electronics design, testing and troubleshooting (7 years with a technical MS degree or 4 years with a PhD)

  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain SCI and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting.

  • The ability to read and interpret specifications, schematics and block diagrams

  • Analog and Digital Circuit Design and Analysis ability and experience

  • Experience with test & measurement equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers)

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electronic circuits (e.g., analog or high-voltage circuitry)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of work experiences with DOD related products

  • Proficiency with PSpice, LTspice and similar tools for circuit modeling and simulation

  • Experience with Mentor Graphics Designer/Expedition, CADSTAR or similar tools for circuit card design and layout

  • Familiarity with the National Electric Code (NEC)

  • Power electronics design experience

  • Familiar with power supply EMI/EMC filtering and design

  • Magnetic component design experience

  • Experience with battery charging and monitoring

  • Experience with mixed signal circuits and low noise data acquisition techniques

  • Mix of hardware and software skills

  • Experience with marine systems, SONAR and other sensors

  • Effective verbal and written communication

CA2023

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

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