Principal Engineer Systems- Low Observable Survivability

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 a Principal Engineer Systems- Low Observable Survivability to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.
Essential Functions:

  • Perform aircraft survivability analysis, operational employment analysis and Low Observable diagnostic testing/troubleshooting using support equipment and software tools to isolate anomalies and verify repairs.
  • Provide threat system analysis, aircraft operations analysis, Low Observable system performance to include fleet signature health using diagnostic test equipment and analytical tools.
  • Perform analysis on Low Observable data to identify component and system performance trends, identify component defects and identify potential areas of fleet-wide concern.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for Low Observable related studies, analysis, modeling and simulations.
  • Participate in various process teams and ad hoc groups to develop Low Observable related system requirements, as well as operational employment plans and concepts.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 5+ years of software engineering experience -OR-
    • Master's Degree in STEM and 3+ years of experience OR
    • PhD in STEM and 0 years of experience
  • Applied Electromagnetics and/or Aircraft Survivability; or Comprehensive understanding of Electromagnetic Energy transmission though space and within materials
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain specific program access (SAP) clearance before establishing start date (contingency)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in signature integration, RCS design, analysis, and testing
  • Strong knowledge of low observables and RCS performance in operational environments
  • 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
  • Secret or 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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