Sr. Principal Systems Electromagnetic Environments Engineer-Radiation Effects

    • Chandler, AZ

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology 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 are making history. Northrop Grumman's Space Sector is looking for an experienced Sr. Principal Systems Electromagnetic Environments Engineer to support the Launch and Missile Defense Systems business unit for Systems Engineering Radiation Effects team. Sr. Principal Systems Electromagnetic Environments Engineer-Radiation Effects will play a key role in support of new strategic missile development efforts within the Specialty Engineering group. Project entails hardening launch vehicle structures and avionics to the effects of direct and indirect lightning, as well as EMP. A broad experience base in man-made radiation effects, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation forms is desirable. Knowledge of non-ionizing radiation effects particularly at high E-M field strength, direct and indirect lighting effects, as well as HEMP/EMP forms is preferred. Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge techniBasic Qualifications: 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD. • Advanced degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, physics. • US Citizenship as a prerequisite. • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance is required • Previous work experience with MIL-STD-461/464, NASA/TM-1999-209734, NASA-STD-4003, and/or DOT/FAA/CT-89/22. • Knowledge of electromagnetic environmental effects on aircraft, space vehicles and launch vehicles, including effects of space plasma, on-orbit charging, triboelectric charging, grounding/bonding/shielding, design for low radiated emissions, HIRF, lightning, electromagnetic field coupling, Maxwell's equations, image charge/current, and lumped element modeling. • Knowledge of materials and their electrical & mechanical properties including paint, anodize, magnaplate, nickel plate, alodine, composites, thermal protection systems, surface finish, electrical conductivity, volume resistivity, surface resistance. Key capability is to integrate new materials for the purposes of addition lightning survival capability into designs. • Demonstrated experience with NASA-HDBK-4001, DO-160, MIL-STD-1541, SSP 30237, SSP 30238, and/or SMC-S-008 • Working knowledge of plasma/high-energy physics, dielectric breakdown, and some familiarity with RF principals and RF engineering. • Experience with simulation software such as EMA3D or CST. • Experience preferred in fast-paced work environment with production/flight hardware. • Experience writing an EMC control plan. • Ability to work in a team environment, and occasional travel (approx. 30%). • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large customer community. • Ability to solve problems, analyze test results, drive tasks to completion. Preferred Qualifications: Active Secret Security clearance if preferred Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are


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