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Principal/Sr Principal Physicist

Requisition ID: R10063681

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for an experienced

Principal/Sr Principal Physicist to join the Specialty Engineering team within Launch Vehicles in Chandler, AZ.

The Principal/Sr. Principal Physicist essential functions include a broad range of functions related to Electromagnetic attributes of aerospace systems including requirements definition, requirements management, and requirements verification.  This candidate will be a technical point of contact for assigned projects and perform E3 test execution and support for unit, subsystem, and system level testing.  Will perform Planning, scheduling, support, and execution of  E3 qualification test programs per MIL-STD-464 and MIL-STD-461. 

May Interface and work with systems engineers, design engineers, mechanical engineers, suppliers, and Customer program offices to achieve System electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).  May review and define coupon tests of mechanical design aspects to assess for static discharge management, lightning protection, and shielding effectiveness.  Should be familiar with good practices for electrical bonding, grounding, and partitioning.  Should have experience with Lightning effects – both Direct and indirect effects, aircraft zoning, protection schemes, testing.  

Will be required to perform creation and execution of qualification test procedures and reports (QTP/QTR).  Should be familiar with RF analysis of systems and antennas (co-site analysis). Link margin analysis and performing pattern testing may be required.   Helpful to have experience with computational electromagnetic (CEM) analysis software tools (CST, FEKO, Savant, EMIT, HFSS, EMA3D). Requires Familiarity and use of  with scripting languages (Python, matlab).  Should be familiar with TEMPEST testing, certification and design.

This position may be offered at the Principal Physicist level 3 or maybe offered at the Sr. Principal Physicist Level 4.

Basic Qualifications:

If offer at the Principal Physicist Level 3 requires:

Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of EMC related engineering experience OR, Master’s Degree in STEM and 3 years of EMC related engineering experience or, PhD in STEM and 0 years of experience.

If offer at the Sr. Principal Physicist Level 4 requires:

Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of EMC related engineering experience or, Master’s Degree in STEM and 7 years of EMC related engineering experience or, PhD in STEM and 4 years of EMC related engineering experience

  • EMC experience with unit compliance
  • Familiar with EMC standards including MIL-STD-464, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704, DO-160, and MIL-HDBK-516 Section 13
  • Familiar with Computational Electromagnetic (CEM) and scripting software tools (CST, FEKO, Savant, EMIT, HFSS, and Python)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Ability to obtain secret security clearance
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics from an accredited university and 5 years of EMC specific engineering experience
  • EMC experience with military aerospace unit, subsystem, and system compliance
  • Experience assessing aircraft mechanical structural design for precipitation static discharge management, grounding, lightning protection, and shielding effectiveness
  • Familiar with carbon composite aerospace structures
  • Proficient working knowledge of EMC standards including MIL-STD-464, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704, and DO-160
  • Familiar with system level testing per MIL-STD-464 for HERO, HEMP, External EME, EMC, and precipitation static
  • Proficient working knowledge of CEM, scripting, and data processing software tools (FEKO, CST, Savant, EMIT, HFSS, Python, and matlab)
  • Project lead/management experience
  • iNARTE EMC Certified Engineer
  • Clearance:  Active DoD Secret or Top Secret


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.