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Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Electrical Engineer/Principal Electrical Engineer

Northrop Grumman East Hartford, CT Full-Time
$82,400 - $123,600/Year
Requisition ID: R10080027
Category: Engineering
Location: East Hartford, CT, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, 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 an Electrical Engineer to support our engineering team in East Hartford, CT.


Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager, the Principal Electrical Engineer is a member of an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists working on a variety of design and development projects. The successful candidate should have proven abilities in electronic hardware product design, design support, testing, proposal development, and requirement specifications development efforts.

This role may be filled as Electrical Engineer (level 2) or as a Principal Electrical Engineer (level 3)

Role and Responsibilities:

Collaborating with peers and other engineering disciplines in planning, designing, and prototyping complex electromechanical and optical systems
Design electronic circuit boards for use in electromechanical systems for commercial, industrial, defense/government and other industries
Provides technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems
Complete tasks according to schedule, budget, cost, and design objectives
Works under general direction, independently determines and develops approach to solutions

Basic Requirements:

Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering

2+ years of experience in analog, digital, and mixed signal electronic system design

Full lifecycle design experience of multilayer SMT printed circuit boards (PCBs)

Design experience that includes signal conditioning, pulse width modulation, microcontrollers, control and feedback systems, distributed hardware systems, etc.

Design experience that includes Ethernet, CAN, USB, UART, I2C, and SPI

Electronic circuit design simulation experience using SPICE

Hands on use of oscilloscopes, function generators, DMM and JTAG development tools

Strong communication skills; verbal, written, and presentation

Proficiency using MS Office

US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement

Must have the ability to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance

Basic Requirements for a Principal Electrical Engineer (level 3):

Same basic requirements as above, except with 5+ years of experience in analog, digital, and mixed signal electronic system design

Preferred Qualifications:

Analog design experience in analog low noise, analog filters, shielding, and/or EMI

Circuit design experience in low power applications

Experience developing motor control circuits for stepper and BLDC motors

Design experience using the STM32 ARM Cortex microcontrollers

Embedded design experience incorporating Xilinx FPGAs

Digital hardware design and simulation experience using VHDL

Schematic capture using Siemens / Mentor Graphics DxDesigner

Experience developing embedded firmware using C

Active Top Secret Security Clearance

Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 USD

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 [ Link removed ] />
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 [ Link removed ] U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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