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Radiation Effects Engineer, Sr. Principal

Requisition ID: R10051516

  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Radiation Effects Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Radiation Effects Engineer will perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, and simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects.

Role and Responsibilities:

- Lead or sole radiation effects analyst supporting program management in determining radiation and survivability capabilities of satellite design

- Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems

- Prepare test plans, procedures and reports for radiation testing of electronics at component and box levels (e.g. total dose, prompt dose and single event upset/transient)

- Perform Single Event Effects test preparation & analysis

- Use codes for environment & rate calculations, natural & man-made radiation transport, as well as nuclear EMP and mechanical response

- Circuit design/simulation, SPICE analyses, electronic component characterization & parameters.

- Prepare survivability analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroid Analysis, Orbital Debris, Atomic Oxygen, and UV degradation

- Prepare Statement of Works for radiation test labs defining requirements for radiation testing of electronic components

- Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRÈME96, MCNP and other radiation analysis tools

- Assess radiation effects on material degradation

- Interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical, system engineering, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing and test.

- Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs and other program reviews as required. 

- Perform ground shock modeling, system generated electromagnetic pulse modeling, debris impact, radiation transport, shielding and shadowing analysis, simulation of electronic components relative to radiation effects, parameter degradation, performing part evaluations, and single event effects.

Available positions require that the candidate have a strong understanding of one or more of the skills described. Project roles span all phases from new business acquisition, and IRAD/ technology development to established programs.

Basic Qualifications:
 

- Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 9+ years of experience in Engineering OR

- Master's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 7+ years of experience in Engineering OR

- PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 4+ years of experience in Engineering

 

- Experience performing radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, and survivability analysis

 

Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

- Dept. of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

- Master’s Degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics.

- Experience with the following radiation tool:  DEEP, NOVICE, AE9AP9, CremeMC, Testable Hardware Toolkit, etc.

- Experience with other space environment prediction tools for micrometeoroids, orbital debris, and atomic oxygen

- Knowledge of the physics associated with radiation effects in semiconductor devices

- Strong written and verbal communication skills, of the English language, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

- Active SCI

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

 

- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

- 401k

- Educational Assistance

- Life Insurance

- Employee Assistance Programs & - Work/Life Solutions

- Paid Time Off

- Health & Wellness Resources

- Employee Discounts

- Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work


Salary Range: $125,800 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 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.