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Northrop Grumman Systems Survivability Engineer/Principal Systems Survivability Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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're making history.

NG- Military Internship Program Description:

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation's military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman's 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29 .The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman - Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals - Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission "Defining Possible" on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome - Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

  • Has served at least 180 days on active duty
  • Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
  • Will receive an honorable discharge
  • Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
  • Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
  • Received Unit Commander ( first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship. Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Systems Survivability Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on our Strike Program. This position is located in Melbourne, FL. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below .

    This role focuses primarily in system survivability product design, development, analysis, and concept integration; materials (including high-temperature), radar cross section (RCS), and electromagnetic design, analysis, and testing.

    The Survivability core competencies are as follows:
    • Develops and integrates advanced technology to reduce the detectability of aircraft in the electromagnetic, infrared, visual and acoustic spectrums
    • Develops and implements predictive analysis codes; builds and tests physical models; designs, develops and builds test and verification equipment; and develops, tests and integrates specialty materials
    • Works closely with engineers of other disciplines to optimize the integration of this technology on existing and future aircraft.An emerging generation of advanced design and special programs are offering dramatic challenges to low observables / signature management / survivability engineers. These are unique opportunities to join the world leader in the development of Long Range Strike capabilities, our country's next generation stealth fighter, and Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft. Some programs are so advanced; their impact tomorrow keeps them hidden today.

      Key Responsibilities:
      • Perform aircraft survivability analysis, operational employment analysis and Low Observable diagnostic testing/troubleshooting using support equipment and software tools to isolate anomalies and verify repairs.
      • Provide threat system analysis, aircraft operations analysis, Low Observable system performance to include fleet signature health using diagnostic test equipment and analytical tools.
      • Perform analysis on Low Observable data to identify component and system performance trends, identify component defects and identify potential areas of fleet-wide concern.
      • Participate in various process teams and ad hoc groups to develop Low Observable related system requirements, as well as operational employment plans and concepts.Basic Qualifications:
        This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Survivability Engineer or a Principal Systems Survivability Engineer level.

        Basic Qualifications for a Systems Survivability Engineer:
        • Must have a Bachelor's of Science degree in STEM discipline AND 2 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.
        • Must have at least 1 year of experience in signature reduction technology integration, RCS design, analysis, testing, and material development.
        • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope (granted or renewed in the last 6 years).
        • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs.Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Survivability Engineer:
          • Must have a Bachelor's of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 5 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a Master's degree AND 3 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.
          • Must have at least 3 years of experience in signature reduction technology integration, RCS design, analysis, testing, and material development
          • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope (granted or renewed in the last 6 years).
          • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs.Preferred Qualifications:
            • Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29
            • Proficiency in RF modeling and testing at an indoor/outdoor RCS/RF test facility
            • Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-disciplined team and customers.
            • A current active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance
            • Applied Electromagnetics and/or Aircraft Survivability; or Comprehensive understanding of Electromagnetic Energy transmission though space and within materials
            • Strong knowledge of low observables and RCS performance.
            • Master's degree in Physics, Chemical, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field
            • Proficient in development, executing, and analyzing tests
            • Ability to work with internal support organizations such as Global Supply Chain and Security
            • Programming experience in C++, MATLAB, Python, or other highly technical languages
            • Experienced in one or more CAD software solutions such as CATIA, Unigraphics, NX
            • Ability to use CAE and/or FEA tools (i.e. FMS, Patran, Cubit, etc.)
            • Proven experience with 3D Method of Moments (MoM) such as SENTRi and 3D Physical Optics (PO) codes such as Ansys HFSS and Xpatch
            • Strong knowledge and ability with RCS data processing tools, such as Knowbell, SABER, or Pioneer
            • Active/Current Special Program Access (PAR/SAP) Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
              Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD

              Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

              The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

              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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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