Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Principal Electrical ( Battery ) Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: RS20180506-45995

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.

 Job Description; 

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.


Based on specific stated objectives perform analysis of complex battery systems. Without detailed direction, decompose system level requirements and related performance criteria to the battery system level. Develop a performance specification and subcontract statement of work. Lead the effort to incorporate a wide range of battery architectures into a variety of Northrop Grumman satellite systems. With general direction, plan, prepare and complete all design and development activities and provide technical oversight to subcontractors. Perform all detailed analysis and follow up to assure compliance with all technical, program and contractual requirements. Develop a detailed test program to evaluate battery systems in accordance with stated requirements.


Responsible for technical, cost and schedule performance for a variety of space-flight battery development and procurement efforts. Participate in pre-proposal cost and technical assessments. Participate in internal customer and external subcontract design reviews.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Physics.

Six years of related experience is required.

General electrical engineering with background and basic understanding of analog & digital electronics as well as batteries of varying chemistries.

Basic working knowledge of spacecraft power subsystems

Experience with Lithium Ion battery charge/discharge control, energy balance analysis, depth of discharge analysis, battery sizing and design.

Experience with and fundamental knowledge of Battery EGSE used to maintain and evaluate battery state of health. Experience with MACCOR, BITRODE or Chroma battery test equipment is preferred.

Assist in establishing written best practices, guidelines, procedures and instructions for proper handing and test of batteries on the ground and on orbit.

Ensure consistency of best practices across all programs and business areas.


Preferred Qualifications:

TS security clearance is preferred but not required.

 Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space