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Sr. Principal Structural Dynamics Engineer

Requisition ID: R10078690

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SAP
  • 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: 2

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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Structural Dynamics Engineer in support of an advanced development program on our Vehicle Engineering team.  This position will be in Melbourne, FL and relocation assistance is available.

Job Summary:

Acts as a subject matter expert specializing in vehicle structural dynamics supporting an advanced development program. Will serve as technical lead in all matters related to vibration, vibro-acoustics, shock response and environment generation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in structural dynamic analysis with concentration in flow-structure coupling, aeroacoustics analysis, and random vibration analysis. In addition, the successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter and will be proactive, forward-thinking, and able to lead a small team to rapid resolution of complex problems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 9+ years of related experience, OR Master’s degree and 7+ years of related experience, OR a Ph.D. and 4+ years of related experience

  • At least one degree must be in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Aircraft dynamics experience

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or higher with background investigation completed within the last 6 years or under continuous evaluation

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Program Access prior to the commencement of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering with an emphasis in aircraft loads and dynamics (flight loads, ground loads, flutter and aeroelasticity, etc.)

  • Strong foundation in structural dynamic analysis with concentration in flow-structure coupling, aeroacoustics analysis, and random vibration analysis

  • Experience with vibration, vibro-acoustics, shock response and environment generation

  • Experience in the use of industry standard loads and dynamics analysis software: NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, ZONAIR, ZAERO

  • Experience with MATLAB and CAD Tools (NX)

  • Prior experience leading a project or team


Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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 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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  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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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.