San Diego, California

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 Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Sr. Principal Engineer Systems - Avionics Hardware Engineer to support the Vehicle Management Systems organization in San Diego, CA. Duties & Responsibilities: Selected candidate will be a Responsible Engineer (RE) for the flight critical Vehicle Management Computer on a large unmanned aircraft as well as have the opportunity work on a variety of other flight critical and supporting mission critical avionics subsystems, including the Electromechanical Control Surface Actuator, Air Data System, Radio Altimeter, Ice Detector, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder, Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) and Weather Radar. Depending on program phase, duties will include supplier coordination, production line and field support, lab integration and verification testing, component qualification, requirements allocation, specification development and proposal support. Utilize collateral knowledge to communicate effectively with other departments is desired, including software, reliability, and Airworthiness as well as the ability to understand air vehicle architecture. Troubleshoot at the system and component level and have knowledge of various interconnection schemes such as Mil-Std-1553, RS-485, and analog as well as knowledge in FPGA design and circuit card level troubleshooting. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of relevant engineering experience, OR a Master's in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, OR a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience Active Secret DoD Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of relevant engineering experience, OR a Master's in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with 7 years of related engineering experience, OR a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science with 4 years of related engineering experience 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

San Diego, California

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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