Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer

Northridge, CA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: KAE20182609-47796

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 Innovation Systems 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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Sr. Staff Electrical Engineer to provide talent to our Defense Electronics Systems (DES) group in Northridge, CA.

Job Description

  • Senior Staff Electrical Engineer and lead for System Engineering for design, development and oversight of the implementation of new missile radar and sensor system efforts
  • Provide System Engineering support for requirements derivation and flow down, test and evaluation efforts, and generation of specifications and CDRLs
  • Diagnose system hardware and software issues, analyze system data
  • Critically review, implement and test new system approaches
  • Interface with customers, both internal and external


  • Provide and implement solutions to radar and sensor system programs
  • Grow into position as system lead / representative
  • Interact with other AARGM missile experts and senior engineers
  • Coordinate issue resolution between various engineering and management disciplines
  • Analyze system data, evaluate system performance and support system data analysis
  • Identify issues as they arise
  • Help troubleshoot and diagnose prototype and production issues at the RF system levels
  • Define and provide system and subsystem tests and procedures
  • Grow into system subject matter expert (SME)


  • BS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 9 years’ experience or a MS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 7 years in a radar related industry; Masters or higher degree and DoD contractor experience preferred.
  • System Engineering experience preferred
  • Excellent understanding of missile subsystems and engineering documentation describing them
  • In-depth understanding and application of systems and subsystem interactions
  • Ability to determine causes of system issues, both software and hardware, as well as provide solutions.
  • Independently determines and develops technical objectives of assignments
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Works with minimal direction.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and production of radar systems especially on missiles
  • Ability to obtain secret security clearance required (US citizenship required); current/active secret security clearance 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 Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Defense