Engineer Radiation 3

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for an experienced Survivability and Radiation Effects Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Azusa, CA.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems
  • Prepare test plans and test reports for radiation testing of electronic components (e.g. total dose, prompt dose and single event upset)
  • Prepare survivability analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroids, Atomic Oxygen, and Single Event Effects
  • Prepare Statement of Works for radiation test labs defining requirements for radiation testing of electronic components
  • Prepare plans and procedures for box level Flash X-Ray testing
  • Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRÈME96 and other radiation analysis tools
  • Assess radiation effects on material degradation
  • Interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical, system engineering, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing and test.
  • Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs and other program reviews as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum 5 years engineering experience, with at least 2 years in radiation and survivability analysis and/or EEE/piece-part engineering
  • Experience in developing and verifying that survivability requirements are met
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum of 8 years of engineering experience in radiation and survivability analysis
  • Familiarity with industry standard radiation testing specifications (e.g. MIL-STD-883, Methods 1019 and 1020)
  • Electronic Component Engineering experience with space flight hardware
  • Extensive experience with space radiation environments
  • Extensive knowledge of radiation effects on electronic components and systems
  • Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain Top Secret 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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