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Staff Systems Architect Engineer – Survivability

Requisition ID: R10043999

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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: 2

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 Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an exciting engineering career opportunity for a Staff Systems Architect Engineer – Survivability to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position can report out of Melbourne, FL, Redondo Beach, CA, or Rancho Bernardo, CA.

Key Responsibilities:

•        Develops and integrates advanced technology to reduce the detectability of aircraft in the electromagnetic, infrared, visual and acoustic spectrums

•        Develops and implements predictive analysis codes; builds and tests physical models; designs, develops and builds test and verification equipment; and develops, tests and integrates specialty materials

•        Works closely with engineers of other disciplines to optimize the integration of this technology on existing and future aircraft

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in STEM discipline AND a minimum of 14 years of related professional experience in Engineering, OR a Master’s degree AND a minimum of 12 years of related professional experience in Engineering, OR a PhD AND a minimum of 9 years of related professional experience in Engineering
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret or higher clearance (with an in scope background investigation or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.
  • Must have strong experience and/or knowledge in signature reduction technology integration, RCS design, analysis, and testing with applicable low, medium, and high temperature materials selections
  • Must be an expert using 1D, 2D, and 3D computational electromagnetic (CEM) codes such as Method of Moments (MoM) and Physical Optics (PO) to develop solutions for survivable systems and components
  • Must be an expert with one or more CAD software solutions such as CATIA, Unigraphics, NX

Preferred Qualifications:

•        Experience with Fighter RCS design for Maritime environment

•        Experience with inlet/exhaust integration

•        Proficiency in RF modeling and testing at an indoor/outdoor RCS/RF test facility
•        Strong knowledge and ability with RCS data processing tools, such as Knowbell, SABER, or Pioneer

•        Programming experience in C++, MATLAB, Python, or other highly technical languages

•        Must be willing and able to lead a technical discussions to accomplish complex technical challenges

•        Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-disciplined team and customers

•        Ability to work with internal support organizations such as Global Supply Chain and Security

•        Ability to use CAE and/or FEA tools (i.e. FMS, Patran, Cubit, etc.)

•        Active/Current Special Program Access (SAP)


Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $234,000 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.