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Pr. Radiation Systems Engineer (Space/Satellite Systems)

Requisition ID: R10097375

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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 has careers with opportunities to play a vital role in space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery. With Northrop Grumman, you will find a culture of curiosity and collaboration like nowhere else that will have you redefining what is possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future to come. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman needs Radiation Effects & Survivability (RES) engineers to team up and help lead the RES design, development, and analysis of complex electronic products for space systems.

At Northrop Grumman Space Systems RES engineering is the impact of the radiation environment upon the operational capability of components, assemblies, equipment, subsystems, systems, and other space platforms.  RES engineers perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects; electronic protection; hazards of radiation to electronics, materials, and personnel.


  • Radiation Analysis for satellite payload systems
  • Test plans and test reports for radiation testing of electronic components (e.g. total dose, prompt dose and single event upset)
  • Radiation predictions using NOVICE, SPENVIS, CREME96, OMERE and other radiation analysis tools
  • Radiation effects on material degradation
  • Interface with multiple disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, EMI/EMC/ESD, contamination, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing, and test
  • Prepare and present technical reports for internal and external customers
  • Present radiation requirements and compliance in program meetings and design reviews (PDR, CDR, etc.)
  • Analyze Single Event Effects, Burnouts, Latchups, Upsets and Transients in electronic circuits
  • Propose Circuit design mitigations to reduce or eliminate risk of Single Event Effects failure
  • Total Ionizing Dose analysis
  • Analyze Displacement Damage Dose impact on optoelectronics
  • Analyze Deep Charging (Internal Electron Flux) applied to spacecraft component boxes and external harnesses
  • Spacecraft radiation shielding & modeling

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or closely related technical discipline with five years experience or Masters Degree with three years experience
  • Two years Radiation Effects & Survivability experience
  • Must have US Citizenship with the ability to obtain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or closely related technical discipline
  • Knowledge of physics associated with radiation effects in semiconductor devices
  • Experience with radiation tools like NOVICE, AE9AP9, CRÈME, SPENVIS, etc
  • CAD modeling experience with Creo Parametric

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Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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.