Sr Principal Engineer Digital (No Clearance Required to Start) (Up to $20K sign on bonus)Baltimore, MD

Requisition ID: R10163330

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: SCI

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 Space Systems (NGSS) sector delivers a decisive advantage to its customers through software-defined, hardware-enabled solutions. The Electrical Design and Analysis (EDA) section in Linthicum, MD enables these hardware solutions by providing digital architecture, design, verification, and support expertise across a wide variety of electronic sensor products. Our engineers work on complex, leading edge, high reliability electronics supporting different space platforms.

NGSS engineers share a great sense of pride knowing their contributions have a direct effect on the safety and security of the country and its allies. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, teamwork, and bringing your whole self to work to accomplish the mission while learning and having fun along the way. Our department is fertile ground for all experience levels to become part of our growing team and contribute to our goals. The department offers opportunities to grow on a technical track both broad and deep as well as explore project leadership or management positions.

EDA is seeking a Senior Principal Design Engineer responsible for the design, development and test of space hardware products. Expertise in digital component design and analysis, modeling and simulation, circuit level design, verification and test, and project leadership are desired for this position. Demonstrated ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into hardware requirements, design, and test specifications. This position supports our Payload and Ground Systems Division, and Remote Sensing Programs (RSP) Business Unit in Linthicum, MD.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or comparable STEM degree minimum of 9 years of relevant engineering experience (7+ years with MS degree; 4+ years with PhD)

  • Proficient in digital circuit design, schematic capture, and PWB/board layout tools

  • Completed and/or led multiple board designs from schematic capture to board release

  • Experience with testing and using lab test equipment

  • Be able to work on multi-discipline engineering teams and communicate clearly within integrated product team leads

  • Easily adapt to design challenges to meet program goals and deadlines

  • Experience in Worst Case Circuit Analysis (WCCA) including logic compatibility, component derating, timing analysis, signal and power integrity analyses

  • Proficient in Mentor graphics Xpedition, Hyperlynx

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Top Secret / SCI security clearance

  • Signal integrity analysis (SERDES, Bit error rates, jitter components and contributors, board to board analysis)

  • Proficient in design and analysis tools: Keysight ADS

Salary Range: $139,700 - $209,500

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.