Staff Mixed-Signal Electronics Design Engineer - Digital/Analog CircuitryWoodland Hills, 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 a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Mixed-Signal Electronics Design Engineer - Digital/Analog Circuitry based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

What You'll Get To Do:

As part of the electrical engineering team, you will have the opportunity to deploy with our mission systems and provide the following support to our military/government end users:

  • Collaborate with electrical and system engineering fellows for development of Space Navigation Inertial Measurement devices

  • Work with our rad-hard and NH&S SMEs to build robust electrical designs for space applications

  • Troubleshoot Hardware/Software issues;

  • Provide direct support to our production, test engineering and integration teams

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design custom mixed-signal electronic circuits for space applications (e.g. including DACs, ADCs, microcontrollers, and FPGAs).

  • Research advancements in technology to provide innovative solutions with overarching goal to improve performance while reducing SWaP (size, weight, and power).

  • Selection of components to meet technical performance requirements; creation of parts lists for new assemblies; and liaison with Procurement Team to ensure parts are available for prototyping and production.

  • Compose FPGA/ARM firmware and design GUI for product validation and verification.

  • Integration of Hardware & Software into a functioning system.

  • Generate engineering change notices when needed, update models / drawings, and release appropriate documentation into Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) databases.

  • Work under general direction to independently determine and develop viable solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in STEM field with a minimum of 14 years of relevant work experience, or a Master's degree in STEM with a minimum of 12 years of related work experience, or a PhD with 9 years of experience

  • Extensive experience in analog, digital, and mixed-signal electronic system design including circuit simulation and worst-case circuit analysis.

  • Experience developing embedded firmware and software for data acquisition and control applications using C / C++ / C# for microcontrollers and Xilinx SOCs.

  • Experience with electrical schematic capture and board layout tools such as Expedition or Cadence.

  • Well versed in hands-on use of laboratory test equipment including oscilloscopes, function generators, DMM, BERT, power analyzers, network analyzers, and signal analyzers.

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

  • Ability to work full-time onsite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Design experience in analog, low noise, filters, shielding, EMI/EMC for space and nuclear radiation environments.

  • Demonstrated excellence in delivering fully functional embedded systems for data acquisition and control applications including intuitive operator interface.

  • Proficient with circuit design simulation tools such as Spice, Excel, MATLAB, etc.

  • Test and troubleshooting of electronics and electrical systems related to analog/mixed-signal, data acquisition, communications, and power conversion/distribution.

  • High Density Interconnect PWB design experience.

  • Experience utilizing and troubleshooting high-speed protocols such as PCIExpress, Gigabit Ethernet, TCP/UDP (sockets).

  • Experience with Visual Studio.NET, WPF, Keil, MPLAB, GIT and/or SourceSafe.

  • Strong verbal & written communication and presentation skills.

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.