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Staff Propulsion Engineer - Spacecraft Propulsion Subsystem

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available
TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time
Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.
Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of 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.
Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is looking for a Staff Propulsion Engineer - Spacecraft Propulsion Subsystem for the Thermal, Propulsion & Cryocooler Systems (TPCS) Department. The spacecraft propulsion subsystem engineer's primary responsibility is to guide the overall propulsion subsystem from design and analysis to build and delivery. This position will be based out of Redondo Beach, CA.
Spacecraft Propulsion Subsystem Engineer responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading the architecture and design of the spacecraft propulsion system

  • Overseeing selection and procurement of fluid components

  • Performing analyses in fluid mechanics and have the ability to scope, bound, and review analyses in combustion, aerodynamics, thermal, and stress.

  • Guiding mechanical design and overseeing manufacturing operations and hot-fire testing on flight hardware.

  • Interfacing with program customers and suppliers

  • Overseeing testing campaigns

  • Participating in issue resolution

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline and 14 years of engineering experience; OR Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 12 years of engineering experience; OR PhD in a STEM discipline and 9 years of engineering experience

    • Experience with monopropellant or bipropellant spacecraft propulsion systems

    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance and an SCI Clearance

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Active In-Scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance and/or Active SCI Clearance

      • Experience developing and verifying requirements for propulsion subsystems

      • Experience performing propulsion subsystem fluid analyses

      • Experience leading design reviews with internal and external customers

      • Experience working with hypergolic propellants

      • Experience leading teams

      • Experience managing schedules and performing earned value management

      • Experience with spacecraft propulsion component hardware procurement and supply chain operations

      • Experience writing test plans for propulsion subsystem and thruster testing

        Salary Range: $156,000.00 - $234,000.00
        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.
        We are a pioneering company.
        With careers across all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space - our 90,000 employees work as one to defend and define the future. Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will give you every opportunity to do your best work. Working together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines, we share a drive to push the boundaries of science, technology and engineering to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide.

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