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Sr. Principal Systems Survivability Engineer

Requisition ID: R10029598

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, 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: 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 Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an exciting engineering career opportunity for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer – Survivability to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position can report out of Redondo Beach, CA, Rancho Bernardo, CA, or Melbourne, FL.

Key Responsibilities:

•        Provide Low Observable system performance using analytical tools

•        Perform analysis on Low Observable data to identify component and system performance shortfalls and develop mitigation steps to achieve allocations/specifications

•        Participate in various process teams and ad hoc groups to develop Low Observable related system requirements, as well as operational employment plans and concepts

•        Willing and able to work independently and mentor junior engineers

Basic Qualifications:

•        Bachelor’s of Science degree in STEM discipline AND 9+ years of related professional experience in Engineering, OR a Master’s degree AND 7+ years of related professional experience in Engineering, OR a PhD AND 4+ years of related professional experience in Engineering

•        Active DoD Top Secret clearance w/SSBI that is in-scope and ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs

•        Strong experience and/or knowledge in signature reduction technology integration, RCS design, analysis, testing, and material selection

•        Experience using 1D, 2D, and 3D computational electromagnetic (CEM) codes such as Method of Moments and Physical Optics to develop technical solutions for survivable components

•        Experienced in one or more CAD software solutions such as CATIA, Unigraphics, NX

Preferred Qualifications:

•        Experience with Fighter RCS design for Maritime environment

•        Proficiency in RF modeling and testing at an indoor/outdoor RCS/RF test facility

•        Proficient in development, executing, and analyzing tests

•        Experience with budget tree analysis, antenna integration, system rollups, and tracking technical pedigree

•        Experience with survivable edges or propulsion systems

•        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

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

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

•        Strong knowledge and ability with RCS data processing tools, such as Knowbell, SABER, or Pioneer

Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $188,600 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

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 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.