Sr. Principal Aeronautical Engineer
Requisition ID: R10123465
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Sunnyvale, California, United States of America | Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States of America+ 1 more
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
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 a Sr. Principal Aeronautical Engineer based out of Sunnyvale CA OR Ocean Springs, MS. As a Sr. 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.
You 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.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, Math, Physics or a closely related technical discipline with 9 years of physics-based modeling and simulation environment experience or a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, Math, Physics or a closely related technical discipline with 7 years of physics-based modeling and simulation environment experience.
- Experience with commercial CFD solvers such as CFD++, Fluent, STAR-CCM+, or CFX.
- Experience with mesh generation tools such as Pointwise.
- Experience with Verification and Validation (V&V) of CFD models.
- Superior writing skills are required for documentation and technical exchange.
- Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
- Master’s Degree in Aeronautical / Aerospace / Mechanical Engineering or relevant field
- Test Data Reduction and Analysis.
- Programming or software development experience in general engineering languages (i.e. MATLAB, C++, Fortran, Python, bash/shell scripting).
- Experience with fluid-structure interaction (FSI).
- Experience with conjugate heat transfer (CHT).
- Experience with the use and execution of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) heat transfer codes such as ANSYS Mechanical.
- Experience with computer clusters and parallel processing in Linux and Windows 64-bit environment.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.