Staff Engineer Systems-Electromagnetic Environments- 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 Staff Systems Electromagnetic Environments Engineer to support the Launch and Missile Defense Systems business unit for Systems Engineering Radiation Effects team.

Staff 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.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, physics.
  • US Citizenship as a prerequisite.
  • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance is required
  • 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.
  • 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 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.


Meet Some of Northrop Grumman's Employees

A’Darien J.

Enterprise Communications Professional

A’Darien oversees executive and organizational communications within the company in order to ensure all Northrop Grumman employees are kept in the know and are aware of the company’s values.

Taja B.

Recruiting Coordinator

Taja is responsible for growing the Northrop Grumman team by canvassing for top talent all around the country and creating offers people can’t refuse.


Back to top