Associate Engineer Systems

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technology advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our engineers are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Associate Survivability Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL

The Survivability Directorate within the Aerospace Systems Engineering and Global Product Development (E&GPD) organization has multiple openings for qualified applicants in the area of Survivability and Low Observables.

The Survivability Directorate core competencies are as follows:

  • Develops and integrates advanced technology to reduce the detectability of aircraft in the electromagnetic, infrared, visual and acoustic spectrums
  • Develops and implements predictive analysis codes; builds and tests physical models; designs, develops and builds test and verification equipment; and develops, tests and integrates specialty materials
  • Works closely with engineers of other disciplines to optimize the integration of this technology on existing and future aircraft.

An emerging generation of advanced design and special programs are offering dramatic challenges to low observables / signature management / survivability engineers. These are unique opportunities to join the world leader in the development of Long Range Strike capabilities, our country's next generation stealth fighter, and Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft. Some programs are so advanced; their impact tomorrow keeps them hidden today.

Position Descriptions:

This rolefocusesprimarily in system survivability product design, development, analysis, and concept integration; materials (including high-temperature), radar cross section ( RCS ), and electromagnetic design, analysis, and testing.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field of study from an accredited university

  • Experience in applied Electromagnetics and/or Aircraft Survivability; or c omprehensive understanding of Electromagnetic Energy transmission though space and within materials.
  • An active Department of Defensesecurity clearance.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP) level access clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in signature integration, RCS design, analysis, and testing
  • Strong knowledge of low observables and RCS performance.
  • Experienced in one or more CAD software solutions such as CATIA, Unigraphics, NX
  • Ability to use CAE and/or FEA tools (i.e. FMS, Patran, Cubit, etc.)
  • Proven experience with 3D Method of Moments (MoM) such as SENTRi and 3D Physical Optics (PO) codes such as Ansys HFSS and Xpatch
  • Programming experience in C++, MATLAB, Python, or other highly technical languages
  • Strong knowledge and ability with RCS data processing tools, such as Knowbell or Pioneer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Active DoD Secret / SCI clearance

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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