Lithium-Ion Battery Engineer-20005149

Location: Dulles
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact peoples 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 nations 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Space designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.


This position is for a Lithium-Ion Battery Engineer. The qualified applicant will:

  • Perform analysis of complex battery systems

  • Without detailed direction, decompose system level requirements and related performance criteria to the battery system level

  • Develop a performance specification and subcontract statement of work

  • Lead the effort to incorporate a wide range of battery architectures into a variety of Northrop Grumman satellite systems

  • With general direction, plan, prepare, and complete all design and development activities and  provide technical oversight to subcontractors

  • Perform all detailed analysis and follow up to assure compliance with all technical, program and contractual requirements

  • Develop a detailed test program to evaluate battery systems in accordance with stated requirements.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for technical, cost and schedule performance for a variety of space-flight battery development and procurement efforts

  • Participate in pre-proposal cost and technical assessments

  • Participate in internal customer and external subcontract design reviews

  • Assist in establishing written best practices, guidelines, procedures and instructions for proper handing and test of batteries on the ground and on orbit


Basic Qualifications: 

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics (will consider related fields)

  • Three to Five years of work experience


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Background and basic understanding of analog & digital electronics as well as batteries of varying chemistries

  • Basic working knowledge of spacecraft power subsystems

  • Experience with Lithium Ion battery charge/discharge control, energy balance analysis, depth of discharge analysis, battery sizing and design

  • TS/SCI Clearance is preferred

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 ID: 20005149

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
None Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position