Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Electrical Engineer

Plymouth, MN
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: RDB20182409-47720

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 is seeking an Electrical Engineer for our location in Plymouth, MN.

Position Summary:  We are specifically looking for an engineer focused on creating unique analog, digital and power conditioning design solutions for a broad range of military products.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Performs research, design, and development in such areas as power conditioning electronics, analog circuit design, digital circuit design, and other general electrical engineering design functions.
  • Develop as the team lead for the ongoing deployment and support for the Mentor Xpedition tool suite for the team of engineers. This includes advanced scripting, participation in multi-site strategy calls with the tool supplier and other key contributors.
  • Key approver of component library requests and assist with the execution of all designs.
  • Utilizes electrical CAD tools such as Mentor Xpedition, Mentor System Vision, Power Intent, Hyperlynx and others for circuit design and verification.
  • Applies research to the planning, design, development and testing of electrical circuits for use in military applications.
  • Provides direction to EE CAD engineers during the layout phase and performs PWB layout as necessary to ensure first pass success on circuit realization.
  • Compiles and analyzes test data to determine effect of design on electrical circuits for military applications.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks.
  • Experience working in the lab gathering data and analyzing results.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within a development team to understand system level interdependencies that impact circuit requirements and design constraints.
  • Is comfortable working in a support role to senior design engineers and is an active learner of new design techniques and technologies.
  • Preferably an Understanding of Six Sigma disciplines, design for assembly / design for manufacturing (DFA/DFM).


  • Requires a BS Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience or MS Electrical Engineering new graduate. The degree must be issued by an accredited college.
  • Experience creating and modeling electrical schematics, evaluate design robustness by simulation and lab testing. Preferably experience with Mentor Graphics design tools.
  • Ability to evaluate and select components that meet the applicable requirements.
  • Experience with power conditioning circuit design and analog design is preferred.
  • Prefer experience in developing high reliability electronics to meet military environments such as extreme temperature conditions, high G shock loads, vibration, and extended storage times.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to cross functional team members.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment.
  • Position may require occasional travel to meet with various customers, in both government and industry, and to interface with suppliers.
  • Able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance within twelve months of joining the team.

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: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Defense