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Engineer Guidance Navigation Control – Active Secret Clearance

Requisition ID: R10098508

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is seeking an Engineer Guidance Navigation Control professional in Chandler, AZ.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide priority guidance, navigation, and control technical contributions for a missile defense targets program
  • Design, develop, implement, verify, and test algorithms and software and simulation tools
  • Perform guidance, navigation, and control of missiles, launch vehicles, and upper stages during powered and coast phases of staging events, launch, flight, earth orbit, interplanetary cruise, and orbital insertion
  • Navigation functions include the statistical processing of measured data points (e.g. Inertial Measurement Units, GPS, altimeters, etc) and their substitution into algorithms estimating physical reality
  • Guidance functions include the formulation of specific equations to achieve a desired position, orientation or orbit in space
  • Control design and analyses processes consist of the development of the control laws and hardware and software requirements to ensure stable and robust flight
  • Support launch vehicle design through all phases from conceptual and preliminary aerodynamic design analyses to integration and test activities
  • Report program milestones, technical approaches, and findings to GNC and program management
  • Manage tasks and schedule to ensure smooth coordination with program and other leads. Assign/monitor work, review for accuracy

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 2 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance, or higher
  • Experience in aerodynamic analysis and characterization of missile, rocket, or aircraft systems
  • Working level experience with all flight regimes (subsonic, transonic, supersonic, hypersonic, and rarefied flows). 
  • Working level experience with current legacy aerodynamic computer analysis programs, and support development of modified and new software tools and methods (CFD and industry predictive codes – Fluent, DSMC, Loci-Chem, Fun3D, Cart3D, Missile Datcom).
  • Working level experience with Wind Tunnel Testing and evaluation (transonic and supersonic).
  • Working familiarity with launch vehicle aeroelastic analyses (distributed loads, deflected vehicle effects).
  • Working familiarity with launch vehicle venting analysis requirements and engineering methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering
  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Familiarity with rocket motor propelled vehicle trajectory design and customer provided requirement analysis in a flight software in simulation environment
  • Experience with autopilot and guidance algorithm design and navigation and actuator subsystems
  • Excellent communication skills

Salary Range: $73,400 USD - $110,000 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

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.