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Survivability Engineer (Level 1 or 2)

Requisition ID: R10070344

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA   |  Palmdale, CA, USA  |  San Diego, CA, USA +2 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

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 is one of the industry leaders in Stealth Technology. As such, we are involved in all phases of development, production, and maintenance of Low Observable (LO) platforms.  We are currently looking for Low Observable / Radar Cross Section (RCS) /Survivability Engineers to work on exciting and challenging projects.

This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA, Palmdale, CA, Rancho Bernardo, CA, .  This position can be filled at a Level 1 or Level 2 Engineer based on qualifications listed below.

We are looking Survivability Engineers with Interest & knowledge in at least one of the following skill areas:

  • Design Integration
  • Antenna Integration
  • Proposal Writing and Estimating
  • Infrared, Visual and Acoustics
  • Specialty Materials
  • Computational Analysis

The Survivability core competencies:

  • Develop and integrate advanced technology to reduce the detectability of aircraft in the electromagnetic, infrared, visual and acoustic spectrums
  • Develop and implement predictive analysis codes; build and test physical models; design, develop and build test and verification equipment; and develop, test and integrate specialty materials
  • Works closely with engineers of other disciplines to optimize the integration of this technology on existing and future aircraft.
  • Perform analysis on Low Observable data to identify component and system performance trends, identify component defects and identify potential areas for improvement.
  • Coordinate with other Integrated Product Team (IPT) members and suppliers to convey and achieve Survivability requirements arriving at a balanced design and exceeding customer requirements.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Specific Survivability interest & knowledge in at least one the following areas
    • Design Integration
    • Antenna Integration
    • Proposal Writing and Estimating
    • Infrared, Visual and Acoustics
    • Specialty Materials
    • Computational Analysis
  • Educational/ Experience Requirements:
    • Survivability Engineer (Level 1): Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 0 years of related professional/military engineering experience,
    • Survivability Engineer (Level 2): Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 2 years of related professional/military engineering experience, OR a Master’s degree AND 0 years of related professional/military engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in RF modeling and testing at an indoor/outdoor RCS/RF test facility.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-disciplined team and customers.
  • Applied Electromagnetics and/or Aircraft Survivability, or Comprehensive understanding of Electromagnetic Energy transmission though space and within materials.
  • Strong knowledge of low observables and RCS performance.
  • Master’s degree in Physics, Chemical, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field.
  • Proficient in development, executing, and analyzing tests.
  • Ability to work with internal support organizations such as Global Supply Chain and Security.
  • A current active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance is required to start, with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).

This position reports to Redondo Beach, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $58,800 USD - $102,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $71,100 USD - $123,600 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.