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Northrop Grumman ENGINEER II in Greenbelt, Maryland

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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Division designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

The Innovation Systems Space Systems Group is seeking an entry to mid-level Optical Engineer to assist an experienced team of engineers to perform optical integration.

This position is located in Greenbelt, MD at NASA Godard.

Performs developmental engineering tasks in support of senior level engineers. Under the direction of a senior level engineer, provides engineering support for spacecraft integration, environmental testing, contamination control, facility engineering and design, or recertification of lifting device equipment and pressure vessel systems. Depending on area of assignment, tasks may include but are not limited to: directs or performs structural tests, static load, mass properties, steady state acceleration, and model survey of spacecraft components; directs test setups, determines instrumentation methods, provides calculations for test loading and generates test reports; analyzes and evaluates structural performance. Directs or performs modal survey, vibration, and acoustic tests on flight hardware; designs fixtures and systems for thermal vacuum testing of spacecraft and support hardware; generates and tracks test estimates, leads and supports facility improvements for either thermal vacuum or cryogenic upgrades; assesses cleanliness requirements and develops estimates for contamination support, performs material evaluations, monitors cleanrooms for molecular contamination, and evaluates cleanroom certification results; directs engineering tasks for maintenance, repair, or upgrade of mechanical and electrical systems; performs optical engineering tasks involving analysis of optical component performance, precision optical alignments, and development of test plans, directs test setups, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs optical test equipment.

Performs developmental engineering tasks in support of senior level engineers. Under the direction of a senior level engineer, provides engineering support for spacecraft integration, environmental testing, contamination control, facility engineering and design, or recertification of lifting device equipment and pressure vessel systems. Depending on area of assignment, tasks may include but are not limited to: directs or performs structural tests, static load, mass properties, steady state acceleration, and model survey of spacecraft components; directs test setups, determines instrumentation methods, provides calculations for test loading and generates test reports; analyzes and evaluates structural performance. Directs or performs modal survey, vibration, and acoustic tests on flight hardware; designs fixtures and systems for thermal vacuum testing of spacecraft and support hardware; generates and tracks test estimates, leads and supports facility improvements for either thermal vacuum or cryogenic upgrades; assesses cleanliness requirements and develops estimates for contamination support, performs material evaluations, monitors cleanrooms for molecular contamination, and evaluates cleanroom certification results; directs engineering tasks for maintenance, repair, or upgrade of mechanical and electrical systems; performs optical engineering tasks involving analysis of optical component performance, precision optical alignments, and development of test plans, directs test setups, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs optical test equipment, designs mounts and fixtures.nce; or directs the assembly, integration and handling of ground support equipment and flight hardware.

Basic Qualifications:

BS degree in Optical science, physics, optical engineering, applied math or related field

Five years of experience orinternship experience if less than 5 years of work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience lab work

Experience with data analysis and report writing

Specific software experience/background/training that is a plus: Spatial Analyzer, MS Excel, MATLAB, IDL, Mathematica, and/or any programming languages (e.g., LabView, python); error budgets; image data reduction; programming or data reduction experience is a plus

Specific equipment experience that is a plus: Large volume metrology equipment, lab experience is a plus

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.

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