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Principal Systems Design Engineer – Multi-Disciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) W/Active Clearance

Requisition ID: R10108910

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 Defense Systems is currently seeking a Principal Systems Design Engineer - Multi-Disciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) (Weapon Systems) to join the Advanced Programs team to develop complex, next generation, state of the art weapon systems. You will be a member of a high performing, systems engineering team interacting with customers, program management, cross-functional teams of engineers and senior technologists.

In this role the selected candidate will provide analysis, guide design teams to execute program goals, support proposal and business development activities. We are looking for engineers who enjoy solving complex problems, can work effectively in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about advancing the aerospace industry and have a strong interest in multi-disciplined optimization methods.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree with 5 years of experience; Master's Degree with 3 years of experience; or PhD with 0 years of experience
  • Must have a U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have an active or current DOD Secret Clearance
  • Experience in Multi-Disciplined Optimization Methods
  • Experience with setup and execution of Multi-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) models
  • Experience with aircraft or weapon design, layout, sizing and performance analysis tools
  • Experience in System Design and Optimization
  • Strong code development experience
  • Excellent organization and leadership skills
  • Experience with MATLAB, Python, C++, ModelCenter, Linux and/or FORTRAN
Preferred Qualification:
  • Technical Lead experience
  • Familiar with military aircraft or weapon design principles and tools
  • Familiar with design of low observable aircraft or weapons, integration of survivability technologies, propulsion systems, subsystems, sensors, and payloads
  • Self-starter with ability to take a complex open-ended problem and derive/work towards a solution.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ownership of problems and ability to offer and implement solutions.
  • Experience with Jira, Bitbucket, and Confluence, or other Agile tool suites
  • Experience with Git and GitHub

Salary Range: $95,000 USD - $142,400 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.