Principal or Sr. Principal Engineer, Electrical Mixed Signal/Digital/Analog Design-20002694

Location: McClellan, CA 95652
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: SSBI
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift


At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.


The Engineering & 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!


Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal or Sr. Principal Engineer, Electrical Mixed Signal/Digital/Analog Design based out of McClellan, CA in the Sacramento area or San Jose, CA.


NGMS, where technology and teamwork come together supporting mission critical equipment for global security.


What Youll get to Do:


This person will work as a Mixed Signal/Analog Electrical Design Engineer within our Hardware Engineering team. Will be focused on design, development and tests, mixed signal/analog components, circuits and circuit card assemblies, high voltage power supplies and high voltage circuit cards for high reliability applications. Familiarity with the development of high-voltage isolation, noise immune circuits and circuit card assemblies utilized in noisy co-located equipment environments. Applications include red/black encrypted network separation, RF signal isolation, spurious signal issues, crosstalk, analog vs digital noise immunity, high-voltage safety etc. This position will perform design, documentation and delivery of analog CCAs and modules. The right candidate will have the skills to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts to complex problems. The work contributes to the development of new principles and concepts for Next Generation Systems.

This position works under guidance and direction toward predetermined goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated and the individual will determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. The work is checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of supervisor. The impact of this effort is in developing advanced technological ideas and guides the development into a final product.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Perform technical analysis and design:                                                                   

  • Evaluate system level tradeoffs and specification impacts
  • Perform trade studies on system upgrades and hardware replacements                
  • Perform Analog, RF, Digital, and System Hardware analysis/development as directed by Program Managers/team leaders
  • Perform specification allocation to meet system level performance
  • Review chassis, CCA, component identification/selection, system test data for design requirement
  • Develop/review PWB and CCA designs in Mentor Graphics VX2.2
  • Evaluate specification modifications vs. rework of hardware
  • Design for high voltage/wattage embedded power supplies distribution and protection  circuitry
  • Support and conduct developmental testing (breadboard/concept verification)
  • Support production testing and production builds

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support EMI testing/mitigation and EMC compliance reporting
  • Attend/Support ERB/CCBs, review and approve documents and provide hardware support as needed
  • Provide HW support to SW development, create test procedure documentation and training packages, select and testing of replacement components due to DMS, support field questions and testing.
  • Support production testing of deliverable HW.
  • Collaboratively work on multidisciplinary engineering team(s).
  • This position could require travel up to 25%


This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.


This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.


Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer, Electrical Mixed Signal/ Digital/Analog Design (level 3): 

  Bachelors Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 5+ years experience in the technical field of electrical engineering, or Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 3+ years of experience in the technical field of electrical engineering

   3+ years of experience design, development, testing of mixed signal circuits using PSPICE (or equivalent)

    1+ Experience design, development, testing of high voltage power circuits (IEC61010 or UL1262 or equivalent)

    US citizen and have the capability to receive and hold a TS/SCI or SA clearance


Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal Engineer Electrical Mixed Signal/Digital/Analog Design (level 4): 

     Bachelors Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and 9 years experience in the technical field of electrical engineering, or Masters Degree in a STEM discipline and 7+ years of experience in the technical field of electrical engineering

      5+ years of experience design, development, testing of mixed signal circuits using (P)SPICE (or equivalent)

      3+ years of experience design, development, testing of high voltage power circuits (IEC61010 or UL1262 or equivalent)

      US citizen and have the capability to receive and hold a TS/SCI or SA clearance


Preferred Qualifications: 

        Experience design, development, testing of high speed digital circuits

        Working user knowledge of PTC Windchill or Siemens TeamCenter PLM

        Familiarity with AS9100

        Working knowledge of system testing and integration

        Experience in tools such as DOORS, Mentor Graphics, Microwave Office, Matlab, (P)Spice

        Experience EMI/EMC/TEMPTEST compliance and reporting

        Experience with Mentor VX2.2 for schematic capture, CCA design, circuit simulation, and using   Python tools for design/test

        Good oral and excellent written communications skills

        Ability to work with little direct supervision, self-motivated, self-starting

        Experience in maintaining / reporting status of program activities while collaborating with employees within the department and across functions

        Development of high voltage power supplies and circuit cards containing both high and low voltages (4000V/4000W). 

        Familiarity with design and test of optoelectronic systems, optical test instrumentation, and digital modulation theory

        Currently hold TS/SCI or SA clearance with current poly


What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.   Your benefits will include the following:


Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements


Additional Northrop Grumman Information:


Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.


Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.


Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

Job ID: 20002694

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.
SSBI Required
Yes, 25 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position