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Northrop Grumman GBSD - Staff Electrical Engineer - Radiation Effects Engineer/Analyst 5 in Roy, Utah

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Electrical Engineer - Staff Electrical Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will be part of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program (Minuteman III ICBM replacement) development contract. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

The Radiation Effects Engineer/Analyst 5 will perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, and simulation of electronic components relative to nuclear weapon and space radiation effects.

A Level 5 Engineer is expected to be a self-starter, have excellent communication and time management skills, and build strong mentoring relationships with junior engineers.

Broad knowledge in the following areas, or expertise in several is HIGHLY desired:

• Perform radiation predictions using CEPXS, ITS, MCNP, NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool-kit (THTk), XTRRA, MEEC++, SIRE2, CRÈME96, PSPICE and other radiation analysis tools

• Prepare radiation analyses for missile, satellite and ground equipment systems, including TREE, SGEMP, IEMP and Single Event Effects

• Prepare nuclear weapons effects analysis for ground environments such as Ground Shock, Air Blast, Thermal Pulse, Dust & Debris, EMP and Radiation

• Assess radiation effects on material degradation

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

• Prepare test plans and test reports for radiation testing of electronic components (e.g. total dose, prompt dose rate, and single event upset)

• Prepare plans and procedures for box level Flash X-Ray and Current Injection testing

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

• Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs, Working Groups, and other technical interchange meetings and program reviews as required.

Essential functions of the role include:

• Nuclear hardening design

• Nuclear Weapon Effects analysis

• Radiation transport

• Electromagnetic coupling

• Prompt dose rate and pulsed power testing

• Design review presentations

• Mentorship and training

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's of Science Degree OR higher in Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline

• 14 years experience with a BS Degree, or 12 years experience with a Master's, or 9 years experience with a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related technical discipline

• Active Secret clearance with investigation in the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with the following radiation tools: CEPXS, ITS, MCNP, NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool-kit (THTk), XTRRA, MEEC++, SIRE2, CRÈME96, PSPICE, etc. is highly preferred

• Masters or PhD is preferred.

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

• Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language is desired

• Active Top Secret clearance is preferred

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering