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Staff Acoustics Engineer, Ship Signatures and Radiated Noise

Requisition ID: R10091605

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Annapolis, MD, 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 is currently seeking a Staff Acoustics Engineer – Ship Signatures and Radiated Noise **CURRENT/ACTIVE CLEARANCE** to work with our talented Undersea Systems team in Annapolis, MD. 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge in passive and active acoustics, including modeling, testing and evaluation, monitoring, and mitigation. This position will require close collaboration with team members of multiple projects to leverage noise modeling, prediction, monitoring, and mitigation on existing technology as well as working with the program team to innovate system architecture to develop for and adapt to the industry and customer’s needs.

In this role, the selected candidate will (but not be limited to):

  • Perform detailed analyses of the dynamic behavior of undersea systems and structures using finite element and Multiphysics models.
  • Perform functional analysis and systems trade studies for technical solutions with respect to concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • Evaluate undersea systems, ship systems, and components to conceptualize and develop noise control features and direct analysts or subcontractors to analyze the effectiveness of design features and ensure the system’s radiated noise requirements are satisfied.
  • Plan and execute an acoustic, vibration, radiated noise testing plan to validate the effectiveness of noise controls.
  • Testing is performed on location as needed to support the system and structural and mechanical acoustic design work.
  • Acoustics Engineers are involved in development of concepts for noise control of current and future undersea system designs, and complete research to extend the state-of-the-art in advanced noise control technology and acoustic analysis methods.
  • Have knowledge of electronic instrumentation and measurement, electronic component design, acoustic theory, signal processing, and mechanical and system engineering.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for prediction and control of noise generated by hydrodynamic flow, as well as the design and analysis of treatment performance, developing and integrating systems such as acoustic or other electronic arrays onto the undersea system, and designing noise control solutions for flow-exposed systems.
  • The Acoustic Engineer may work with government laboratories to design, analyze, test, and

Basic qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or ability to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Bachelor of Science in a STEM discipline – mechanical, aerospace, materials, or ocean engineering, or Physics – and a minimum of 14 years of systems engineering experience, or Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and a minimum of 12 years of systems engineering experience
  • Must have at least five to ten (5-10) years noise modeling, monitoring, and mitigation experience
  • Experience in mechanical engineering, fluid systems engineering, signal processing, and testing and data acquisition
  • Must have proven experience in communicating with all levels of peers, management, and customers in a methodical, detailed and process-oriented fashion
  • Must have demonstrated experience in developing advanced technological ideas and guide their development into a final product
  • Must have excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working in the defense industry or weapon systems
  • Must have at least five (10) years’ experience in noise modeling, testing, monitoring, and mitigation
  • Experience with COMSOL
  • Leadership experience specifically related to noise control, acoustics, or vibrations

Salary Range: $153,600 USD - $230,400 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.