Engineer Electrical-19035798

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

Specific Requirements/licensing

  • Knowledge of electrical engineering discipline and flight hardware / sounding rocket experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles of electrical design and design of telemetry and related instrumentation systems for flight vehicles and payloads and the ability to develop associated design documentation.

  • Knowledge of special purpose circuits to monitor vehicle or payload events, to establish compatible voltage or impedance levels, or to perform in-flight functions, as well as understanding of external and internal power sources, power switching and regulation, timing, and associated components.

  • Experience and operational proficiency with electronic equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, signal generators, power supplies, multi-meters, etc. as well as components such as microcontrollers, PLDs, DSPs.

  • Training or certification in the following may be required: 

      • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

      • Cryogenic Safety

      • Oxygen Deficiency

      • Software Assurance

      • Quality Management System

      • Ordnance Awareness or Handling


  • Researches, develops, designs, and tests electrical components, equipment, and systems; applying principles and techniques of electrical engineering.
  • Develops applications of controls, instruments, and systems for government and commercial sounding rocket programs; and of operational procedures and practices as they apply to sub-orbital rockets.

  • May be responsible for the technical, cost, and schedule requirements of projects, design, development, internal / external customer design reviews, and technical documentation.

  • Responsible for management of assigned electrical engineering assignments.

  • Serve as lead electrical engineer for Sounding Rocket missions.


  • Design moderately complex electronic and electrical systems; assists in developing component and TM system standards and testing/qualification techniques.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, procedures and practices.
  • Analyze, design, and develop solutions to sounding rocket telemetry and power control systems.
  • Apply programming and computer application skills such as C, C++, C#, OrCAD, Microsoft Office, Matlab are desired.
  • Contribute to the development of new engineering products or specialty products, and specifications.
  • Participate in technical design/modification negotiations with customers and experimenters.



      Basic Qualifications: 

      A Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) or Masters Degree (MA/MS) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent experience is required. 2 years related experience is required.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      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: 19035798

      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, 25 % of the Time
      No - Teleworking not available for this position