Mechanical Engineering Applications Support Analyst 4

The Mechanical Engineering Support position supports production Mechanical Engineering application instances throughout the Northrop Grumman enterprise. The position requires developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of current application portfolio and the technical needs of program and functional end-users. This includes development of automation scripting and code, as well as addressing end-user incidents and requests for assistance within agreed service level guidance in support of business and IT priorities.

Position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • End-user technical support of CAD software including, but not limited to Siemens NX, CAD, CAE, CFD, and mechanical engineering analysis applications in development and production environments.
  • Perform root cause analysis, debugging problems within the CAD/CAE environment and working with the appropriate technical teams to develop, test, and implement fixes to prevent recurrence.
  • Monitor, address, and resolve production CAD/CAE environment incidents, service requests, workflows, client install packages, etc., collaboratively with other support teams.
  • Document all aspects of system support such that knowledge is readily shared among all those tasked with supporting CAD/CAE instances.
  • Support SIT and UAT with business users as necessary.
  • Provide demos to users as and when required.
  • Prepare training material and arrange training sessions for business users.
  • Support business readiness and change management activities prior to go-live and in production.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field and 9 years of relevant professional experience. (Appropriate combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of the degree requirement)
  • Prior CAD/CAE support experience with Siemens NX, MSC Patran, Nastran, FEMAP, NX Nastran, Abaqus or applications with similar functions, capabilities.
  • Siemens NX experience is a required qualification
  • Proven track record supporting major CAD/CAE software in an enterprise environment with multiple geographically disperse instances.
  • Experience with CAD/CAE support and incident resolution.
  • Fluent in at least one computer programming language.
  • Position requires 25% domestic travel

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with the functions, processes, and capabilities in native CAE applications and Data Management as they apply to analysis disciplines. Experience supporting CAE in Windows and Linux environments.

Able to apply engineering techniques and analytical methods to make recommendations for improvements and provide information and assistance to end-users. Work effectively within teams where other team members may be located throughout the country and influencing others to action who are not direct reports. Ability to support multiple projects concurrently based on priority and criticality. Self-starter with the ability to independently resolve issues and deliver results. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.


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