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Aeronautical Engineer/Principal Aeronautical Engineer

Requisition ID: R10070632

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Ocean Springs, MS, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

We are looking for you to join our team as an Aeronautical Engineer/Principal Aeronautical Engineer based out of Ocean Springs, MS. As an Aeronautical Engineer/Principal Aeronautical Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. 

Northrop Grumman Marine Systems specializes in the development, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of missile launching and handling systems, propulsion, and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines. We are seeking a Aeronautical Engineer/Principal Aeronautical Engineer with system level structural dynamic response experience to join our team. This position will be located in Ocean Springs, MS

Candidate will join the highly talented, motivated, and collaborative Modeling, Simulation, and Performance Analysis team, and will support the development of performance assessment models for surface and underwater missile launching systems.

The successful candidate will support current and future launcher programs on development and application of physics based modeling and simulation software using MATLAB, Python and C++.  Candidate may also assist in the development of structural dynamics and gas dynamics performance assessment models for missile launching systems. Models will have a focus on non-linear structural dynamics, gas dynamics, hydrodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid-structure interaction; elements required to accurately predict launch and shock performance. Candidate will also perform test data analysis for missile launch and shock tests. Candidate must be able to formally document results (e.g. technical reports, publications, presentations) and communicate effectively with internal and external customers. Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

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This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

Basic Qualifications for Aeronautical Engineer: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, Math, Physics or a closely related technical discipline with 2 years of relevant experience or a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, Math, Physics or a closely related technical discipline with no years of relevant experience.
  • Programming or software development experience in general engineering languages (i.e. MATLAB, C++, Fortran,  Python).
  • Strong writing and presentation skills are needed for documentation and technical exchange.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with ability to obtain a security clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Aeronautical Engineer: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, Math, Physics or a closely related technical discipline with 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, Math, Physics or a closely related technical discipline with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Programming or software development experience in general engineering languages (i.e. MATLAB, C++, Fortran,  Python).
  • Strong writing and presentation skills are needed for documentation and technical exchange.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with ability to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical or Structural Engineering or a closely related technical discipline.
  • Test Data Reduction and Analysis.
  • Experience with fluid-structure interaction (FSI).
  • Experience with conjugate heat transfer.
  • Knowledge of MATLAB GUI Development.
  • Knowledge of SQL and ability to design relational database. Writing SQL Queries.
  • Knowledge of source control methods, such as SVN and/or Git.
  • Experience with computer clusters and parallel processing in Linux and Windows XP 64-bit environment.
  • Familiarity with MBE/MBSE concepts and tools.
  • Active security clearance.

Salary Range: $73,400 USD - $110,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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.