Sr. Principal Physicist- Electromagnetic Environments/Radiation Effects Engineer

Requisition ID: 20028735

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.      Northrop Grumman Space Sector is searching for an experienced Sr. Principal Physicist - Electromagnetic Environments/Radiation Effects Engineer to join the Launch Vehicles business unit in Systems Engineering Electromagnetics Environments Radiation Effects team located in Chandler, AZ.  The Sr. Principal Physicist Electromagnetic Environments/Radiation Effects Engineer will play a key role in support of new strategic missile development efforts within the Specialty Engineering group. Project entails hardening launch vehicle structures and avionics to the effects of direct and indirect lightning, as well as EMP.
A broad experience base in man-made radiation effects, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation forms is desirable. Knowledge of non-ionizing radiation effects particularly at high E-M field strength, direct and indirect lightning effects, as well as HEMP/EMP forms is preferred. Active Security Clearance required (SECRET or higher) which generally requires US Citizenship as a prerequisite.
Previous work experience with MIL-STD-461/464, NASA/TM-1999-209734, NASA-STD-4003, and/or DOT/FAA/CT-89/22.
Knowledge of electromagnetic environmental effects on space vehicles and launch vehicles, including effects of space plasma, on-orbit charging, triboelectric charging, grounding/bonding/shielding, design for low radiated emissions, HIRF, lightning, electromagnetic field coupling, Maxwell's equations, image charge/current, and lumped element modeling.
Knowledge of materials and their electrical & mechanical properties including paint, anodize, magnaplate, nickel plate, alodine, composites, thermal protection systems, surface finish, electrical conductivity, volume resistivity, surface resistance. Key capability is to integrate new materials for the purposes of addition lightning survival capability into designs.
Demonstrated experience with NASA-HDBK-4001, DO-160, MIL-STD-1541, SSP 30237, SSP 30238, and/or SMC-S-008
Working knowledge of plasma/high-energy physics, dielectric breakdown, and some familiarity with RF principals and RF engineering.
Experience with simulation software such as EMA3D or CST. Experience writing an EMC control plan.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large customer community.
Ability to solve problems, analyze test results, drive tasks to completion
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Basic Qualifications: 
9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.
Active Secret Security Clearance is required
Preferred Qualifications:
Top Secret Clearance is preferred

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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