Staff Aeroacoustics Survivability Engineer (Level 5)Redondo Beach, 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.

At Northrop Grumman, we Define Possible. We are a passionate community of engineers and leaders, a creative community of scientists and researchers, a diverse community of human beings, all driven to pioneer the future. And in Survivability, that future is bright… Or, from the enemy's perspective, it is as dark as the cover of a moonless night.

Now, imagine sitting in a stadium, or outside at a parade, and the next generation of Stealth Technology flies overhead, drawing a roar of admiration from the crowd. Imagine being able to turn to the person next to you and saying "I had a hand in that." At Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems and in Survivability Engineering, that could be Your Possible. We are tasked with developing, testing, and implementing new materials, technologies, and concepts, that enable the most lethal, intelligent, and collaborative systems to penetrate and operate in enemy airspace with impunity. We work hand in hand with a broad swath of other engineering disciplines to design, develop, manufacture, and sustain these systems. Our responsibilities span the full Systems Engineering lifecycle-from research and development to modeling and analysis, from static / component test to dynamic flight test, from manufacturing floor support to field repairs and maintenance, and more. We work across multiple spectrums-from RF (Radio Frequency), to IR (Infrared) and Visual, to Acoustic. Our engineers have the opportunity to work in various environments-behind desks, in highly specialized labs, at indoor and outdoor test and measurement ranges, and at overseas operational locations. Our team is absolutely critical to the cradle-to-grave success of our cornerstone programs and the programs of the future, and your role on our team would be equally critical to our success as an organization. Without Survivability Engineers, there is no Low in Low Observable. Without us, there is no Stealth in Stealth Bomber. Join us, and let's Define Survivable together!

Essential Duties:

  • Provide Low Observable system performance using analytical tools and measured data

  • Develop and integrate acoustic reduction technologies

  • Develop and implement predictive analysis codes; builds and tests physical models; designs, develops, and builds test and verification equipment; and develops, tests, and integrates acoustic solutions

  • Conduct planning and "roadmapping" for the development of novel acoustics technologies and

  • innovative aircraft designs

  • Works closely with other disciplines to optimize the integration of acoustic technologies on existing and future aircraft

Basic Qualifications: (the must have's)

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline and 14 years of related engineering experience, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM and 12 years of related engineering experience

  • Applied physics and/or aircraft survivability knowledge; or comprehensive understanding of sound generation and acoustics transmission through space/materials

  • Experience in noise modeling of aircraft components such as fans, propellers, turbine engines,

  • internal combustion engines, landing gears, control surfaces, and airframes/wings

  • Experience in acoustic test/measurement , data processing, and analysis

  • Experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and CFD tools (e.g. PowerFLOW)

  • Basic competency in C++, MATLAB, Python, Labview, and/or other programming languages

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A current active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Secret security clearance or higher is required to start, with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP) within a reasonable amount of time to meet business needs

Preferred Qualifications: (the nice to have's)

  • Experience in computer aided design (CAD) software such as NX and CATIA

  • Experience with National Instruments PXI and cRIO data collection systems

  • Experience in acoustic phased-array data collection and processing

  • Knowledge of structural acoustics and vibration

  • Project management skills (e.g. planning, budgeting, scheduling, risk management, proposal

  • An active U.S. Government issued DoD Top Secret security clearance and/or previous SAP

Salary Range: $165,000 - $247,600

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.