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Principal Engineer Structural (Kinematics)

Requisition ID: R10079524

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oxnard, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing multibody dynamics simulation analysis and test of space-based hardware using industry standard structural analysis software and tools. You will need a strong understanding of the basic principles of statics, flexible body dynamics, mechanics of materials, strength analysis, stress, kinematics, and mass properties.

Responsibilities include:

Development of kinematic loads and analysis using advanced numerical solutions, correlation of test results to model predictions, and preparation of technical documents and presentations. Demonstrated skill and ability to perform professional tasks, including the ability to collaborate and lead in a team environment, ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result, ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple task responsibilities simultaneously, and ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with 4+ years of experience in structural analysis and/or dynamics; OR Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with 2+ years of experience in structural analysis/and or dynamics
  • Experience with MSC ADAMS analysis software and data processing tools
  • Experience in structural dynamic analysis and testing of aerospace hardware

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with 6+ years of experience in structural analysis and/or dynamics; OR Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with 4+ years of experience in structural analysis and/or dynamics; OR Doctorate degree in Engineering from an accredited university with an emphasis in structures and/or dynamics and 2+ years of experience in structural analysis and/or dynamics
  • Experience with industry Multibody Dynamics Simulation software (ADAMS, NX Motion Simulation)
  • Experience in the areas of frequency response analysis, transient response analysis, random response analysis, shock response analysis, deployment analysis, on-orbit/jitter analysis, vibroacoustic analysis, modal survey, model correlation, or vibration isolation and attenuation
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work with only general direction


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.