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Staff Engineer, Air Vehicle Configuration Design and Integration

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: November 17, 2022

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.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in the design of air vehicles with practical experience in the development of new vehicle concepts, including experience/knowledge relating to conceptual vehicle layout/design, air vehicle integration, parametric modeling for Multi-Disciplinary Optimization, and surface design / loft. To be successful, the selected individual must also have a solid grasp of basics concepts within the fields of aerodynamics, aircraft performance and sizing, propulsion, CFD, structural design, and mass properties analysis. In addition, the selected individual will possess senior level knowledge of the air vehicle maturation process (from concept design through flight test) and embrace knowledge transfer by working with junior engineers to mature their technical skills.

Essential Functions:
--- Lead Configuration Design and Integration teams through the development and design of multiple advanced air vehicles concepts while supporting his/her own statement of work in parallel.
--- Develop parametric CAD models in support of conceptual vehicle sizing studies for advanced Unmanned Air Vehicles
--- Lead vehicle design trade study tasks in conjunction with multiple team members working to solve complex vehicle design challenges.
--- Participate in knowledge transfer and training for junior teammates
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications for a Staff Engineer:
--- Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of STEM related engineering experience, or a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 12 years of experience or STEM PhD with 9 years of experience.
--- 10 years of experience supporting the design and modeling of advanced air vehicle concepts
--- Demonstrated proficiency with an industry standard design tool such as Siemens NX, CATIA V5, or ProE CAD.
--- Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office with good technical writing skills and the ability to communicate and present technical material to various stakeholders.
--- A current active in-scope DoD Secret security clearance or higher, with the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP).

Preferred Qualifications:
--- Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering preferred.
--- 12 years of experience in Configuration Design of advanced air vehicles, including Low Observable aircraft.
--- Conceptual vehicle design experience across subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flight regimes
--- Knowledge relating to design principles used on Low Observable vehicles
--- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management.

Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Redondo Beach , Staff Engineer, Air Vehicle Configuration Design and Integration, Engineering , Redondo Beach, California

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