Jim Windgassen

Sr. Staff Engineer & Technical Fellow

Northrop Grumman

Jim Windgassen is a multidisciplinary Senior Staff Engineer at Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems in Annapolis, MD.  Jim is one of the two co-inventors of the NiobiCon™ underwater connector technology.  As an electrical engineer, Jim has done analog, power, RF and embedded design work and has designed many varied electronics systems.  Jim’s mechanical engineering focus has been in electronics packaging, and he has a wide range of experience ranging from die level packaging to chassis level design.  Jim is one of the founders of the PWB / CCA Community of Practice which seeks to harmonize how Northrop Grumman designs and documents its circuit card assemblies across the entire company and provides a hub for designers across the company to communicate and collaborate.

Jim has been with Northrop Grumman since 2001 when he started his career at Northrop Grumman Xetron Applied Technology Center in Palm Harbor, FL.  In 2003 he transferred to Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems Division in Annapolis, MD where he works today.  Jim previously worked at Honeywell in Clearwater, FL where he was involved in the design of inertial navigation systems.

Jim is a passionate engineer and is eternally curious about how things work across a very broad range of subjects.  He is an active engineering hobbyist and loves to work on a wide variety of personal projects.  In addition, Jim loves to work with children and volunteers his time towards STEM education and more recently, financial literacy for children.