Principal Survivability Systems Engineer - Concept Integration

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Principal Systems Engineerfor System Survivability to be located in Redondo Beach, California. The qualified applicant will support a diverse portfolio of internally and externally funded research and technology development activities. As part of your assignment, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to determine how survivability technologies can best be integrated into air-based systems within the NGAS portfolio.

The System Survivability Engineer 3 provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult survivability problems. He/she demonstrates complete understanding of theory and technical understanding of survivable airframe technology development and integration.

Roles and Responsibilities
Utilize 1D, 2D, and 3D computational electromagnetic codes such as method of moments (MoM) and physical optics (PO) to perform component and vehicle level design and analysis and ensure system survivability
Lead RCS testing and data post-processing using Knowbell or Pioneer to verify survivability vehicle features (testing performed at both indoor and outdoor testing facilities)
Complete his/her tasks under the general direction, working independently to determine and develop approaches to solutions
Guide and mentor junior engineers on their technical assignments

The System Survivability Engineer will be a part of an integrated product team (IPT), supporting multi-discipline advanced development programs and technology research and development (R&D).


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degreein aSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline and 5+ years of engineering experience ORa Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 3+ years of engineering experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline
  • Active DoD Secret clearance or DoE L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years
Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/MS/PhD degrees in electrical engineering with upper division or graduate coursework in applied electromagnetic theory; BS/MS degrees in mechanical engineering with coursework in finite element analysis; BS/MS degrees in aerospace engineering with coursework in preliminary aircraft design
    MS degree plus 3 year of relevant work experience; BS degree plus 5 years of relevant work experience
    Experience working on conceptual vehicle design teams and basic understanding of supersonic design requirements as they relate to subsonic and supersonic flight requirements
    Experience supporting proposals for R&D efforts to develop survivable airframe components and technologies
    Experience working with suppliers to develop and produce low observable airframe technologies
    Experience in signature integration, RCS design, analysis, and testing (highly desired)
    Experience with physical optics codes such as Xpatch and the ability to use meshing tools such as CAE, FMS, or Cubit (highly desired)
    Experience with in-house or commercial Method of Moments codes such as SENTRi or HFSS
    Experience working with model fabrication teams and test facilities
    Experience with RCS data processing tools, such as Knowbell or Pioneer (highly desired)
    Computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills using tools such as Catia or NX (a plus)
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Active DoD Top Secret level clearance and/or previous SAP/SAR clearance

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