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Principal Power Supply Design Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

The Power Conversion Technology role involves full life-cycle product development on architectures ranging from radio frequency electronic warfare (RFEW), infrared countermeasures (IRCM) and imaging systems, and real-time embedded control systems. The Power Design Engineer provides concept-to-production development, test, and integration of these technology areas:

  • High efficiency, switch-mode power supply architectures for image processing, embedded processing, and Receiver/Exciter designs - Subsystem/module circuit designs for custom and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems, involving COTS & MILSTD interfaces
  • Regulatory compliance to DoD customer requirements, such as MIL-STD-704, DO-160, 461, & 464 and TEMPEST

    The Power Conversion Technology Design Engineer will design and develop power conversion architectures using the latest technologies from Linear Technology, Texas Instruments, and other integrated circuit device manufacturers to support the following applications: gigabit serial interfaces, Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro-Optical (EO) DSP, controls, data links, and embedded processing platforms. Typical power outputs range from less than 1mW to greater than 10kW.

    Power Conversion Technology Design Engineers work with system, sub-system, and hardware engineers to develop requirements, architect new circuit design topologies, and printed wiring board layouts. Designs are verified through spice simulation, laboratory verification, and formal qualification to electrical and mechanical environmental requirements, electromagnetic environmental effects (E3) requirements and EMI/EMC compliance requirements.

    Design support is continuous from requirements definition through integration and test; and maintenance of design documentation and configuration management is required throughout the product life-cycle.




    Basic Qualifications:

    • BS degree in Electrical Engineering and with 5 to 8 years of experience; or MS degree in Electrical Engineering with 3 to 6 years of experience
    • Switch Mode Power Supply circuit design experience, including schematic capture through test and integration
    • Hands-on prototyping and debug experience testing complex power systems, including various switch-mode topologies and linear regulators
    • Ability to translate system performance and operational specifications into hardware requirements, design, and test specifications
    • US Citizen and ability to obtain government security clearance

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, focused on Power Conversion
      • Working knowledge of Electronic Warfare system/hardware
      • Recent power supply design experience utilizing circuit-related tools including Cadence Concept/Allegro, and LTSPICE
      • Working knowledge of designing high frequency magnetics including: transformers, coupled inductors, EMI chokes and common mode filters
      • Working experience with documentation, revision control and review systems similar to DOORS, ClearCase, and ClearQuest
      • Proven skills to include: project planning, communicating with all levels of an organization, adaptable, creative, collaborative and also comfortable working independently
      • Current Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance

        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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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