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2023 Conversion, Associate Systems Engineer – Gilbert, AZ

Requisition ID: R10091297

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No

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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Associate Systems Engineer will perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, and simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects.

In this role, one is expected to be a self-starter, receptive to mentorship and have excellent communication and time management skills.

Broad knowledge in a number of the following responsibilities, or expertise in one is desired:

  • Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems
  • Prepare test plans and test reports for radiation testing of electronic components (e.g. total dose, prompt dose and single event upset)
  • Prepare survivability analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroids, Atomic Oxygen, and Single Event Effects
  • Prepare Statement of Works for radiation test labs defining requirements for radiation testing of electronic components
  • Prepare plans and procedures for box level Flash X-Ray testing
  • Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRÈME96 and other radiation analysis tools
  • Assess radiation effects on material degradation
  • Interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical, system engineering, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing and test.
  • Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs and other program reviews as required.

Essential functions of the role include:

  •     Nuclear hardening and SGEMP design and analysis
  •     Electron/proton/x - ray transport
  •     Single event effects, upset, and transients (desirable)
  •     Design review presentation experience

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or closely related technical discipline
  • Graduating with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  MCNP experience preferred
  •  SGEMP experience preferred
  •  Experience with the following radiation tools: DEEP, NOVICE, AE9AP9, CremeMC, Testable Hardware Toolkit, etc. is highly preferred
  •  Experience with other space environment prediction tools for micrometeoroids, orbital debris, and atomic oxygen is desired
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language desired
  • Knowledge of the physics associated with radiation effects in semiconductor devices is a plus

Salary Range for Associate Systems Engineer - Gilbert, AZ

$60,600 - $91,000

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Salary Range: $60,600 USD - $91,000 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.