Structural Engineer Pipeline - Levels 2/3

At Northrop Grumman, our work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technologies protects. It's the value of innovation that makes a difference today and tomorrow. Here you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful; where employees share experience, insights, perspectives and creative solutions through integrated product & cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups. From engineering and manufacturing, to operations and business development, Northrop Grumman's Sunnyvale location offers the opportunity to serve national security and impact the lives of Americans all over the globe from the landscape of Northern California. Don't just build a career, build a life at Northrop Grumman Sunnyvale.
With Northrop Grumman, you will play a critical role in the development of products for the United States Navy. You will work with fellow engineers to solve the toughest challenges in the industry and deliver world-class performance. Your duties may include:

  • Develop component and system level finite element models using Hypermesh and post process analysis results using Hyperview, Matlab and Excel.
  • Perform linear finite element static, vibration, modal and direct frequency response, and response spectra analyses using Nastran.
  • Perform nonlinear static and transient finite element analyses using ABAQUS.
  • Perform fatigue, fracture mechanics, weld, bolting, and buckling calculations.
Position is located in Sunnyvale, CA.

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This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 2:
  • Bachelors of Science in a relevant engineering discipline with 2 or more years applicable experience; or a Masters of Science in relevant engineering discipline with no experience
  • Experience in performing a wide variety of finite element analysis solution types
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:
  • Bachelors of Science in a relevant engineering discipline with 5 or more years applicable experience; or a Masters of Science in relevant engineering discipline with 3 or more years applicable experience.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing large system level finite element models using a wide variety of element types.
  • Experience with the following software tools: NX, Hypermesh, Nastran, Abaqus, Matlab.


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