Northrop Grumman Engineer Aeronautical 4 in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems is seeking a highly qualified, mission orientedAeronautical Engineerto perform on a team of cross-discipline specialist engineers located in Redondo Beach, CA with responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Develop, execute, and maintain an Independent Research and Development (IRAD) plan to develop a variety of aircraft systems targeting special mission applications

  • Coordinate with Operational Analysis, Flight Sciences, and Survivability teams to develop integrated aircraft concepts for challenging/conflicting mission requirements

  • Develop ad hoc point-of-departure aircraft to meet anticipated requirements of roadmapped activities

  • Collaborate with Survivability Thrust Leads to target strategically meaningful missions and potential flight demonstration opportunities

  • Document and maintain configuration control for multiple aircraft designs

  • Oversee aircraft conceptual design on multiple Advanced Technology Contractual Research and Development to ensure consistency, quality, and performance standards are met throughout the portfolio

  • Guide and assist in the technical development of junior Configuration engineers

  • Contribute to proposal development for survivable aircraft design efforts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and9 years of engineering experience in an aerospace fieldOR

  • Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and7 years of engineering experience in an aerospace field

  • CAD experience in NX for aircraft design

  • Multi-disciplinary design team coordination and feedback integration

  • Understanding of Survivability requirements/guidelines and design incorporation

  • Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead responsibilities

  • Active In-Scope Top DoD Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SAP/SAR access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and 9 years' experience OR

  • Masters Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and 7 years' experience

  • Extensive CAD experience in CATIA and NX including lofting and preparation for gridding for survivability analyses specific to aircraft design and analysis

  • Broad spectrum (acoustic/visual/IR/RCS) survivability requirements/guideline design integration

  • Practical experience in aircraft design, fabrication, flight demonstration

  • Demonstration and application of historical aviation technology

  • Chief Engineer responsibilities

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and ppt)

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple competing projects

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.