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Principal / Sr. Principal System Survivability CEM Software Developer (Level 3 or 4)

Requisition ID: R10088551

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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 is one of the industry leaders in Stealth Technology. As such, we are involved in all phases of development, production, and maintenance of Low Observable (LO) platforms. We are currently looking for experienced Low Observable / Survivability engineers to work on a variety of challenging projects. One area where we are in need of talent is Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) Software Development.

As a System Survivability CEM Software Developer, you will:

• Research and develop advanced matrix solver techniques and EM formulations: Surface Integral Equation (SIE), Volume Integral Equation (VIE), Method of Moment (MOM), Finite-Element Boundary Integral (FEBI).

• Review new technologies and ideas from academic publications or industries; Develop prototypes to evaluate their accuracy and effectiveness

• dentify software performance and feature shortcomings, and establish plans to address them

• Integrate new matrix solver modules into existing CEM tools

• Maintain and debug CEM software

• Work with supercomputers or high-performance computing platforms to maximize software performance and debug platform-specific bugs.

Basic Qualifications:

• Experience in development of advanced matrix solver techniques and/or EM formulations

• Experience with program languages such as C, C++, or Fortran

• The ability to obtain DoD secret clearance and the ability to obtain SAP/SAR access

• Good understanding of electromagnetics scattering theory, and radio frequency (RF) and radar-cross-section (RCS) phenomenology.

  • Educational/ Experience Requirements:
    • Principal Survivability Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 5 years of related professional/military engineering experience, OR a Master’s degree AND 3 years of related professional/military engineering experience. 
    • Sr Principal Survivability Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military engineering experience, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military engineering experience, OR a Ph.D. AND 4 years of related professional/military engineering experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Math, Physics, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or similar discipline from an accredited college or university

• Experience with modeling and predicting electrical characteristics of materials

• Demonstrated ability, within diverse LO technologies, to develop new project requirements and implementation strategies, including significant project management skills and proven success leading teams to execute projects on schedule within budget

• Expertise at one or more of following programming languages: C, C++, Fortran

• In-depth software development experience with high performance computing platforms and concurrent programming (OpenMP and MPI)

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, extensive mentoring experience, and exceptional interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated capability to make good and difficult decisions amidst incomplete data that impacts team direction and team performance outcomes

• Working knowledge with Defense Industry RCS/RF tools

• Current active Secret or Top-Secret DoD access


Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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.