Principal / Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer - Stress AnalystMelbourne, FL

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal / Senior Principal Aeronautical Engineer - Stress Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization. This role is located in Melbourne, FL .

This role may be filled at the Principal OR Senior Principal level based on qualifications, below

In this role, you will work as an experienced stress analyst to perform analysis on test equipment, structures, instrumentation and air vehicle components. The stress analyst is responsible for the detailed Finite Element Modeling and structural analysis of precision and complex test articles and systems that primarily support Northrop Grumman's advanced air vehicles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interpret and develop requirements and analytical models

  • Perform stress and load analysis

  • Document report, and present analysis to ensure all components satisfy program needs.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Basic Qualifications (Principal Aeronautical Engineer - Stress Analyst):

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline AND 5 years of related professional/military experience OR a Master of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 3 years of related professional/military OR a STEM Ph.D. AND 0 years of related professional/military experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment

  • Must have knowledge of classical stress analysis hand calculation & equations

  • Must have the ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time.

Basic Qualifications (Senior Aeronautical Engineer - Stress Analyst):

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience OR a Master of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military OR a STEM Ph.D. AND 4 years of related professional/military experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment

  • Must have knowledge of classical stress analysis hand calculation & equations

  • Must have the ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Intermediate knowledge of FEMAP/NASTRAN and NX FEA software

  • Strong technical written and communication skills

  • Parametric modeling CAD software experience

  • 5+ years relevant job experience performing linear static stress analysis

  • Demonstrated proficiency with NASTRAN software

  • Demonstrated proficiency with FEMAP or NX CAE software

  • Demonstrated strong technical writing & interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders

  • Understanding of material fatigue

  • Understanding of Dynamic Analysis, including shock and vibration

  • Composite material experience

Salary Range: $90,400 - $135,600

Salary Range 2: $112,000 - $168,000

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.