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PWB Design Engineer or Principal PWB Design Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: August 4, 2022

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.Where will you find innovation and technology? Right here at Northrop Grumman Corporation. We are seeking a PWB (Printed Wiring Board) Design Engineer or Principal PWB (Printed Wiring Board) Design Engineer to join Northrop Grumman's Digital Engineering team in Buffalo, NY. This team is responsible for the design of digital hardware sub-systems used in the testing of military radars, radar warning receivers, and jamming systems to protect the war fighter. These digital sub-systems consist of state-of-the-art custom designed multi-layer circuit boards employing technologies such as high-speed FPGA's, analog & digital circuitry, processors and memory subsystems. The candidate will perform PWB design activities utilizing state of the art CAD tools for schematic entry, layout/routing, signal integrity analysis and Design for Manufacturing (DFM).Roles & responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Electronic printed circuit board (PWB) design including digital & analog component research, circuit board schematic development, IC layout, PWB routing, signal integrity modeling, DFM and Gerber file creation.
  • Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) drawing release & management including creating engineering change orders.
  • Manufacturing engineering liaison support to CCA builds.*This position may be filled as a PWB Design Engineer or Principal PWB Design Engineer based on the qualifications below.Basic Qualifications for a PWB (Printed Wiring Board) Design Engineer:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline, plus 2 years of relevant technical/engineering experience.
    • Experience using CAD tools for schematic entry, layout/routing and signal integrity analysis.
    • Ability to apply and/or develop technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.
    • Ability to change physical locations based upon need (including physical ability to travel). Typically, low percentage of travel may be required 10 - 20% annually.
    • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance.
    • Ability to collaborate in a team environment.Basic Qualifications for a Principal PWB (Printed Wiring Board) Design Engineer:Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline, plus 5 years of relevanttechnical/engineering experience.
      • Experience using CAD tools for schematic entry, layout/routing and signal integrity analysis.
      • Ability to collaborate in a team environment.
      • Ability to apply and/or develop technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts.
      • Ability to change physical locations based upon need (including physical ability to travel). Typically, low percentage of travel may be required 10 - 20% annually.
      • U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance.Preferred Qualifications
        • IPC certification.
        • Highly proficient with MS Excel.
        • Familiarity with the following CAD tools:
          • PADS Standard Plus, DxDesigner Netlist Flow.
          • CAM350 for Gerber file generation.
          • HyperLynx design analysis & verification tools.
          • Mentor Graphics I/O Designer for FPGA symbol creation.
          • Expedition & Cadence experience is a plus.
          • Relevant experience in digital and analog component parametric research and parts selection.
          • Real-world DFM including experience with fabrication drawings for pick & place automation.
          • Relevant experience in a Department of Defense (DoD) environment. Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD Salary Range 2: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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