PCB Designer 4 East Hartford, CT

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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. Our talented team of engineers, managers and technologists conceive, design, develop and manufacture high precision products in an environment that requires significant collaboration and teamwork among multiple engineering disciplines. We are seeking a PCB Designer 4 to support our Engineering Teams in East Hartford, CT and Devens, MA.


This position can be located in East Hartford, CT or Devens, MA.


As a designer of printed circuit boards at AOX, you will create multilayer high-density printed circuit board designs using Siemens/Mentor Graphics tools (PADS PCB Layout, PADS Professional, Autorouter, etc.) per electrical and mechanical engineering input. You will be part of a team of electrical engineers and designers developing electronics for R&D projects, engineering prototypes, and production ready designs.

The ideal candidate will have experience laying out mixed high speed digital and analog circuits, power supplies, FPGAs and microcontroller circuits.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed layout design and documentation of printed circuit boards

  • Establishes all electrical functionality (current carrying, isolation requirements, stack-up, etc.)

  • Prepares all necessary artwork /electronic data required for complete board fabrication

  • Produce 2D CAD drawings for board fabrication and assembly

  • Produce 3D models of boards for mechanical integration

  • Work from schematics, net lists, part lists, and basic description of the board function, constraints, configuration, and arrangement as defined by engineering

  • Create and maintain electronic library parts, geometry, decals etc. per IPC standards

  • Work under minimal supervision

  • Interface with EE and ME staff for design development and solving board level related issues

Basic Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in electronics, electronics engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline and 5+ years PCB design experience, or an additional 2 years experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree

  • Experience in designing HDI PCBs

  • IPC CID certification, with CID+ preferred

  • Experience with Analog, RF, High Speed, and Switch Power Mode supply design layout techniques

  • Impedance control techniques

  • Experience in the design of boards to IPC-6011/6012, Class 2 and Class 3 standards

  • Experience in the PCB assembly of J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610, Class 2 and Class 3 standards

  • Excellent organization and communications skills

  • US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Siemens/Mentor Graphics layout tools including PADS Pro

  • Experience using AutoCAD or SolidWorks

  • Experience managing parts libraries

Salary Range: $79,800 - $133,000

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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