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Northrop Grumman Radiation Effects Engineer, Sr. Principal in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Radiation Effects Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Radiation Effects Engineer will perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, and simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems

  • Prepare test plans, procedures and reports for radiation testing of electronics at component and box levels (e.g. total dose, prompt dose and single event upset/transient)

  • Perform Single Event Effects test preparation & analysis

  • Use codes for environment & rate calculations, natural & man-made radiation transport, as well as nuclear EMP and mechanical response

  • Circuit design/simulation, SPICE analyses, electronic component characterization & parameters.

  • Prepare survivability analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroid Analysis, Orbital Debris, Atomic Oxygen, and UV degradation

  • Prepare Statement of Works for radiation test labs defining requirements for radiation testing of electronic components

  • Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRÈME96, MCNP and other radiation analysis tools

  • Assess radiation effects on material degradation

  • Interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical, system engineering, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing and test.

  • Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs and other program reviews as required.

  • Perform ground shock modeling, system generated electromagnetic pulse modeling, debris impact, radiation transport, shielding and shadowing analysis, simulation of electronic components relative to radiation effects, parameter degradation, performing part evaluations, and single event effects.

Additional responsibilities may include project leadership.

Available positions require that the candidate have a strong understanding of one or more of the skills described. Project roles span all phases from new business acquisition, and IRAD/ technology development to established programs.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & - Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.

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Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 9+ years of experience in Engineering OR

  • Master's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 7+ years of experience in Engineering OR

  • PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 4+ years of experience in Engineering

  • Experience performing radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, and survivability analysis

Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept. of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR

  • SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR

  • Dept. of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR

  • Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Physics.

  • Experience with the following radiation tool: DEEP, NOVICE, AE9AP9, CremeMC, Testable Hardware Toolkit, etc.

  • Experience with other space environment prediction tools for micrometeoroids, orbital debris, and atomic oxygen

  • Knowledge of the physics associated with radiation effects in semiconductor devices

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language

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.

Job Category : Engineering

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