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Sr Principal Engineer Structural

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/6/2019
Job Reference #: 19008907

Job Description

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.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.
Job Summary
Perform thermal and structural vibration analyses of electronic hardware designs using FEA based software tools.  Determine component temperatures for a variety of environments and assess random vibration fatigue life.  Review thermal and vibration analyses submitted by subcontractors to JPL projects.  Recommend electronic packaging design improvements based on the results of analysis.  Perform thermal vacuum testing on spacecraft electronic assemblies.  Support environmental test programs.  Support project system and design teams.  Support project team meetings and reviews, with a high degree of personal and professional responsibility.  Support continuous refinement and improvement of development methodologies and processes.  Interface with Project Managers, Project Element Managers, Task Managers, and Mission Assurance Managers to develop appropriate thermal engineering requirements and plans for Space Projects.


Education and Experience
  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Physics.
  • 10 years plus of experience in structural/thermal analysis and testing of electronic assemblies both at the board level and at the chassis level.
  • A background in electronics packaging engineering or manufacturing.
  • Capability in some thermal and structural FEA software (such as NASTRAN, ANSYS or COSMOS), thermal analysis software such as Thermal Synthesizer System (TSS), and Thermal Analyzer System (TAS), and design software such as Solid Works.
  • A background in thermal testing of space based electronic assemblies.
  • Excellent computer skills, including and use of computer-aided engineering tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including being fluent using the full Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • The ability to work with multiple interfaces.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desired is a background in random vibration, shock or EMC testing of space based electronic assemblies
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.