System Survivability Engineer
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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a System Survivability Engineer for 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 applies theory and technical understanding to provide survivable solutions to a variety of technical problems.
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
Perform RCS testing and data post-processing using Knowbell or Pioneer to verify survivability design of antennas, propulsion systems, and vehicle features such as edges, wing folds, gaps and door seals (testing performed at both indoor and outdoor testing facilities)
Complete his/her tasks under the guidance and direction of a senior engineer
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).
- Bachelors of Science in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline from an ABET accredited university and 2+ years of Systems Engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment OR,
- Master's of Science degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline from an ABET accredited university
- 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.
- BS/MS 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 1 year of relevant work experience; BS degree plus 3 years of relevant work experience
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 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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