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Principal/Sr. Principal E3 Systems Engineer (Satellite/Space Systems)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Northrop Grumman needs Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) engineers to team up and help lead the E3 design, development, and analysis of complex electronic products for space systems.
At Northrop Grumman Space Systems E3 engineering is the impact of the electromagnetic environment upon the operational capability of components, assemblies, equipment, subsystems, systems, and other space platforms. E3 covers all electromagnetic disciplines, including electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); electromagnetic interference (EMI); electromagnetic vulnerability (EMV); electromagnetic pulse (EMP); electrostatic discharge (ESD); electronic protection; hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel, ordnance, and volatile materials; and natural phenomena effects such as lightning and p-static.


  • Work across diverse engineering disciplines in support of multiple space system programs. Northrop Grumman E3 engineers deliver valued oversight across all phases of a program from origin to orbit. To meet these challenges at Northrop Grumman an E3 engineer must have a strong aptitude for learning new and exciting innovations and a strong E3 skill set.
  • Interact across all phases of a program, so strong technical communication skills and a readiness to explain complex technical issues with brevity to an audience unfamiliar with the E3 topic are necessary.
  • Writing, interpreting, allocating, tailoring, and flowing down E3 requirements to all design levels.
  • Present at design reviews to internal and external customers regarding E3 issues.
  • Writing E3 design guidelines, developing models and performing analyses on components, subsystems and systems using EMI principles.
  • Designing ground systems, chassis and harness shielding, EMI filters, and selecting and laying out interface circuitry for achieving EMC.
  • Prepare and review E3 test procedures, E3 test reports, E3 technical analyses, E3 control plans, and participate in cross discipline design reviews for EMC.
  • Verify E3 requirements, E3 engineers need to design E3 test procedures and participate in E3 testing in accordance with governmental and non-governmental standards, for example MIL-STD 461, MIL-STD 464, DO-160, NASA-GEVS-7000 and other commercial requirements.
  • Maintain and build on Space System's reputation for E3 expertise and quality by training and mentoring less experience E3 engineers.
  • Contribute to the overall knowledge and expertise in E3 engineering capability by developing processes, procedures, documentation, and protocols for the practice of E3 engineering at Northrop Grumman.Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or a STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 5 years of experience.
    • Working knowledge of MIL-STD 461, MIL-STD 464, NASA-GEVS-7000 and other E3 space requirement standards.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully allocate, tailor, and flowdown system level E3 requirements into lower-level requirements.
    • The ability to perform E3 design and analysis.
    • Working knowledge of lab test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, generators, amplifiers, and measurement antennas.This position can be filled level higher (Senior Principal E3 Systems Engineer) with a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering & 9 years of related experience.

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in Electromagnetics, RF, or analog circuitry is preferred.
      • Top Secret Clearance with existing SCI eligibility or ability to obtain SCI.
      • Experience with defense and aerospace industry practices, and programmatic skills supporting BOE, RFP, ROM, CAM, WBS, Risk assessments for E3 compliance.
      • Design experience with EMI filters, circuit layout and analysis for E3, shielding, lightning protection, cable, and harnessing design.
      • Working knowledge and experience in modeling and simulation of E3 using commercially available software is a plus.# AZSpace

        Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
        Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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 .

        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.

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