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Principal Engineer Electrical 3/4

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.
No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.
The Engineering, Sciences and Technology (ES&T) 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!
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking an Electrical Engineer with experience in formal engineering life-cycle processes to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Colorado Springs, Colorado location to meet challenging issues confronting national security.
What You'll get to Do:
Qualified individuals must be flexible, self-motivated, hardworking and capable of working on a program, as it moves through the system lifecycle phases of development, testing and deployment, while also performing sustainment and modification associated tasks on the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), PAVE Passive Array Warning System (PAWS), and Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS). The ideal candidates should be able to work through increasingly complex problems, utilizing ingenuity, innovation, thoroughness, and practicality; and perform their work with minimal direction and oversight.
This position deals with non-commercial and commercial hardware and provides scalable solutions to critical missions and data types as required by contract requirements. Work will also include definition of system requirements, engineering trades and analyses, and verification and validation activities as directed by customer change requests and ongoing corrective actions to existing radar, data and signal processing, and user interface equipment. The preferred candidate will have experience of radar and varied computing systems, should be able to work and function in a dynamic environment where requirements can change according to the customer needs.
In addition, the candidate must be a team player, able to work comfortably and effectively with company team members as well as program stakeholders and DoD contractor senior personnel. The candidate will be required to support technical interchange meetings, on-site technical support, and event support.
Electrical Engineer's primary responsibilities are to:
  • Provide engineering support to depot level maintenance actions on PARCS radar system
  • Perform periodic and corrective actions on PARCS radars systems IAW with Air Force Technical Order and Depot Level procedures
  • Provide engineering support for preventative maintenance actions on assigned radars IAW with Air Force Technical Order and Depot Level procedures
  • Work within an Integrate Product Team to restore critical radar functionality
  • Support electrical and RF modifications to existing system infrastructure
  • Requirements development, including decomposition, allocation, and provide recommended verification/validation methods
  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints
  • Performs functional analysis, detailed studies, interface definition to translate system requirements into subsystem specifications.
  • Develop associated product lists, drawings, architectural views, models, and system documentation; documentation development plan
  • Utilizing a variety of tools to support engineering activities, routine maintenance corrective actions, hardware-related emergency/urgent maintenance and respond to anomalies
  • Validate serviceability of hardware and software at contractor and government facilities.
  • Supporting the integration, installation, test and documentation of new and/or modified capabilities into the system
  • Providing leadership and mentoring in addition to being an individual performer
Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.
Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.
This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.
This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
Qualifications for a level 3:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with at least 5 years of Electrical Engineering experience; 3 years with a Masters; 0 years with a PhD
  • Experience with RF systems
  • Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot/repair hardware components
  • Active Secret clearance
Qualifications for a level 4:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field with at least 8 years of Electrical Engineering experience; 5 years with a Masters; 2 years with a PhD
  • Experience with RF systems
  • Ability to diagnose/troubleshoot/repair hardware components
  • Active Secret clearance
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Extensive experience with Radars and other SIGINT Systems
  • Experience in signature integration, RF survivability design, analysis, and testing
  • Experience with requirements tracking systems such as DOORS
  • Model Based Engineering experience
  • Excellent communications skills

What We Can Offer You:
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your package will include the following:
  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development

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.

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