Princ Aerospace Engineer

Job ID: JPW20180804-44946
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.
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking an experienced Principal Aerospace Engineer to join our Conceptual Design and Flight Performance team at our Bacchus, Utah offices.
Role description & Responsibilities:
The Principal Aerospace Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of conceptual rocket motor design, flight performance and system-level design and analysis, and includes
Develop new concepts for use in marketing, proposal, and programmatic efforts that help shape the future of our business
Present technical solutions and information to engineering organizations, internal and external customers, and to company leadership.
Job Duties:
Perform trajectory analysis of launch vehicles, missiles, and sounding rockets
Design and optimize conceptual propulsion elements and vehicles
Develop multi-body dynamics/separation simulations
Create system-level trade studies
Solve a variety of challenging, often open-ended, aerospace engineering problems
Experience Requirements:
Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years of experience in rocket-related design, analysis, manufacturing, or project/systems engineering
Excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly present technical information
Willing and able to be flexible in work assignments, which may vary frequently from tasks including analysis, design, project engineering, systems engineering, etc.
Able to see how the system works (big picture) while working on individual components (details)
Qualify for DOD secret clearance
Experience Preferred :
Trajectory simulation of launch vehicles
Orbital mechanics and interplanetary mission design
Aerodynamics and/or loads & environments
Multi-body dynamics simulation
Programming language: Matlab, C++ or other
System-level trade and sensitivity studies
Skills & Qualifications:
Strong problem-solving skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
General computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability and willingness to work overtime when necessary to support customer needs
BS/MS degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related field required.
BS degree and 7 years of experience; or MS degree and 5 years of experience
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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Flight

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