Staff Survivability Engineer - Future Concepts Northridge, CA

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.


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is one of the industry leaders in Stealth Technology. As such, we are involved in all phases of development, production, and maintenance of Low Observable (LO) platforms. We are currently looking for Low Observable / Radar Cross Section (RCS) /Survivability Engineers to work on exciting and challenging projects.

This position will be located in Northridge, CA .

We are looking Survivability Engineers with experience in at least one of the following skill areas:

  • Design Integration

  • Component Integration

  • Proposal Writing and Estimating

  • Specialty Materials

  • Computational Analysis

The Survivability core competencies:

  • Develop and integrate advanced technology to reduce the detectability of aircraft in the electromagnetic and other spectrums.

  • Identify and implement predictive analysis codes, both internally developed, and government developed.

  • Build and test physical models; design, develop and build test and verification equipment; and develop, test, and integrate specialty materials.

  • Works closely with engineers of other disciplines to optimize the integration of this technology on existing and future airframes.

  • Perform analysis on Low Observable predicted and measured data to identify component and system performance trends, identify component defects and identify potential areas for improvement.

  • Coordinate with other Integrated Product Team (IPT) members and suppliers to convey and achieve Survivability requirements arriving at a balanced.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

  • Ability to work closely with industry and government sources to identify and implement material and technical solutions to meet requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Specific Survivability Experience in at least one the following areas

  • Design Integration

  • Component Integration

  • Proposal Writing and Estimating

  • Specialty Materials

  • Computational Analysis

  • A current active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Secret security clearance is required to start, with the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance.

  • Educational/ Experience Requirements:

  • Staff Survivability Engineer : Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline AND 14 years of related professional/military engineering experience, OR a Master's degree AND 12 years of related professional/military engineering experience OR a PhD degree and 9 years of related professional/military engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project leadership skills and creative problem-solving including invention of novel material processes.

  • Proficiency in RF modeling and testing at an indoor/outdoor RCS/RF test facility.

  • Experience with high temperature vehicles and material applications

  • Experience with low cost and field maintainable materials

  • Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-disciplined team and customers.

  • Applied Electromagnetics, 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.

  • A current active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance is required to start, with the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance.

*Living in Northridge offers a perfect combination of urban living with the beauty of nature. It is a short drive away from downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, or the rest of the San Fernando Valley.

Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy shopping at the local Northridge Fashion Center or spend time at the local Recreation Center as well as easy access to nearby protected natural areas such as the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, Lake Balboa or within driving distance, spend a day at the beach or snow ski at our local mountains. With Cal State Northridge right in the heart of town, the area has an active college-town energy combined with family-friendly suburban charm. The stunning southern California climate makes for year-round easy living. With an average of 284 sunny days during the year , it is safe to say you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities to the fullest.


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Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,400

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 .

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