Staff Survivability Systems Engineer - Concept Integration

    • Redondo Beach, CA

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) on the leading edge of survivability technology. We are seeking a System Survivability Engineer 5 for willing to push the boundaries in a fast-paced, exciting environment and take us to the next level of RCS integration technology.

This position will 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 Staff Survivability Engineer applies extensive technical expertise in survivability design and integration, and has knowledge of related disciplines - specifically design, integration, and fabrication of military aircraft.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Utilize 1D, 2D, and 3D computational electromagnetic codes such as method of moments (MoM) and physical optics (PO) to develop technical solutions for supersonic, survivable edges and edge technologies
• Apply previous experiences in design, fabrication, indoor and outdoor test, and data post-processing to verify survivability designs for survivable edge systems and components
• Lead technical teams, providing guidance and specific instruction to less experienced engineers

The Staff 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). As well, this position may have project leadership responsibilities and include support of proposal efforts.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 14+ years of engineering experience OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 12+ years of engineering experience OR PhD Degree in a STEM discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience directly related to low observable technology development OR 5 years of experience with Master's degree in a STEM program
  • Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level 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 11 year of experience directly related to low observable technology development; BS degree plus 13 years of experience
  • Experience working on conceptual vehicle design teams and basic understanding of supersonic design requirements as they related to edges
  • Knowledge of survivable edge design techniques and material technologies
  • Experience equivalent to leading at least one low observable technology from requirements and design phase through demonstration in a laboratory (TRL 4) or relevant environment (TRL 5)
  • Prior experience in related survivability components such as propulsion and airframe technologies
  • Experience proposing and running successful R&D efforts to develop survivable edge components and technology, including budget, schedule, tasking, and review of technical products
  • 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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