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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Cable and Harness Electrical Engineer in Redondo Beach, California

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a qualified, mission oriented Sr. Principle Cable & Harness Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following cable & harness tasks for Air and/or Space Vehicle programs:

As a Cable and Harness Engineer (CHE), you will:

  • Define and document electrical interconnects through coordination with system, subsystem, and unit engineers

  • Incorporate project flow down requirements into the harness/cable design

  • Prepare Preliminary Design Audit (PDA) and Critical Design Audit (CDA) data packages and support design reviews

  • Assist in establishing harness/cable routing and segmentation.

  • Perform voltage drop analysis and capacitance studies

  • Experience in RF transmission line analysis and performance

  • Prepare and release equipment specifications, manufacturing assembly drawings, and interconnect diagrams

  • Prepare fuse module, fusistor module, diode module, resistor module assembly drawings and test procedures

  • Provide support to Manufacturing and Spacecraft Assembly and Test

  • Support Proposals as the Cable & Harness Lead

This position requires strong leadership, communication and presentation skills; ability to interface with project management, responsible design engineers, subproject managers, functional management, and customers; and the ability to lead and mentor junior engineers and technicians.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience or 7 years with a Master's Degree or 4 years experience with a Ph.D in a STEM discipline

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret and/or Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) date within 6 years

  • Previous experience with the successful design and delivery of spacecraft and/or aircraft DC harnesses and RF cables

  • Experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills

  • Extensive knowledge of military standards of connectors, wires, and contacts for space applications such as MIL-C-38999, MIL-C-24308, MIL-DTL-83513, MIL-STD-1553, MIL-HDBK-83575, DOD-W-83575

  • Proficient using harness design software tools such as Mentor Graphics, Routed Systems Design (RSD), CATIA and with Microsoft Access and Visio

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.

Job Category : Engineering