Principal / Sr Principal Engineering Design (Component Engineering SME)Mcclellan, 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 Principal / Sr Principal Engineering Design (Component Engineering SME) based out of either McClellan, CA in the Sacramento area, or San Jose, CA . As a Principal / Sr Principal Engineering Design at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You'll get to Do:

Research, coordinate, and support technical engineering staff in the selection and qualification of electronic, electric, and electro-mechanical components/assemblies to ensure they meet product specifications and are reliable, effective, and sustainable. Provide PM&P (Parts Material and Processes) management and analysis to support the next generation Ground Based Strategic Deterrence system. In addition the candidate will Analyze preliminary plans and execute PMMP (Part and Material Management Plan) to achieve company, customer, and governmental agency objectives for product longevity. Component Engineering is a key driver to creating a sustainable system with qualified parts. In addition, you may also get to:

  • Review engineering part selection for qualification alignment to MIL-STD 11991A

  • Assist design engineers in part selections for design conformance

  • Recommend and assist in selecting sources of supply and develops alternate sources of supply

  • Perform part management activities in alignment with PM&P Management Plan

  • Coordinate PM&P Contributor (Analysts) component review activities and manages part review production velocity

  • Ensure existing and new part numbers and descriptions are correct and crossed with manufacturers' part numbers

  • Manage/update part data in product lifecycle management (PLM) system

  • Review and adjudicate non-conforming/variance components before review board, as required

  • Manage approved components for design ensuring life cycle status and qualification requirements

  • Develop, coordinate, and manage qualification testing evaluations of non-standard parts

  • May perform fault analysis of parts

  • Work on material processes, lead-free control plans, and hexavalent chromium management/mitigation strategies, according to program requirements

  • As necessary, propose changes in design or component selection to improve system and/or reliability

  • Drive and support counterfeit parts prevention as derived from SD-22, SAE-5553, and DFARS requirements.

  • Utilize and contribute to PAPL (Program Approved Parts List) and AVL (Approved Vendor Lists) management

  • Contribute to ERB (Engineering Review Board), CCB (Change Control Board), MRB (Material Review Board), and FRB (Failure Review Board), as required

  • Provide support to design personnel regarding cost, availability, and technical advantages of various component choices

  • Provide input to new designs to improve product reliability

  • Develop process improvement recommendations to streamline part selection and review process

  • Prepare materials for and support the various programs and technical meetings

  • Utilize your communications skills and work with little direct supervision

This position may be filled as a Principal Engineering Design (Component Engineering SME) or Sr Principal Engineering Design (Component Engineering SME).

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Engineering Design (Component Engineering SME):

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, for Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, STEM degree or related discipline with 5 years of experience; or 3 years of relevant experience with a Masters (MS) degree; or 0 years experience with a PhD;

  • An additional 4 years of relevant experience/education can be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's of Science Degree

  • Experience with design, reliability, or maintenance, or component engineering

  • Experience working within an Agile framework (Kanban, Jira, Confluence, SharePoint)

  • Experience in electronic and/or mechanical component analysis and selection

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Clearance : Must be able and willing to obtain and maintain a US DOD Secret Clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Basic Qualifications for a Sr Principal Engineering Design (Component Engineering SME):

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in science, for Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, STEM degree or related discipline with 9 years of experience; or 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters (MS) degree; or 4 years with a PhD;

  • An additional 4 years of relevant experience/education can be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's of Science Degree

  • Experience with design, reliability, or maintenance, or component engineering

  • Experience working within an Agile framework (Kanban, Jira, Confluence, SharePoint)

  • Experience in electronic and/or mechanical component analysis and selection

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Clearance : Must be able and willing to obtain and maintain a US DOD Secret Clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Domain EEE subject matter expertise (programmable logic, RF, power, radiation hardening, etc…)

  • 2 years working with SD-19, SD-22, and MIL STD 11991A

  • 2 years using IHS Part Intelligence, GIDEP, Part Finder or equivalent

  • 2 years working Knowledge of FRACAS and reliability engineering a plus.

  • 2 years using DLA ASSIST and/or DLA Qualified Products Database (QPD/QPL)

  • 2 year working with CPLM, Teamcenter PLM

  • 2 years knowledge of DFARS requirements for counterfeit components.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.