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Northrop Grumman Prncpl Engr Guidance Nav Ctrl in Chandler, Arizona

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 Sector is searching for an experienced Principal Engineer Guidance, Navigation & Control to join the GNC Engineering Team within Launch Vehicles business unit located in Chandler, AZ.

Designs, develops, implements, verifies and tests algorithms and software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control of aircraft, spacecraft, submersibles, surface ships, missiles, launch vehicles and upper stages during powered and coast phases of launch, flight, earth orbit, interplanetary cruise and orbital insertion, as well as during staging events. Navigation functions include the statistical processing of measured data points and their substitution into algorithms simulating physical reality. Guidance functions include the formulation of specific equations to achieve a desired position, orientation or orbit in space. Control design and analyses processes consist of the development of the control laws and hardware and software requirements for aircraft, launch vehicles and/or spacecraft.


Basic Qualifications:

5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

BS degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical, or Mechanical Eng with emphasis in Fluid Mechanics

U.S. Citzenship is required

Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required

Industry experience in the following areas:

  1. Aerodynamic modeling and delelopment for flight vehicles (6DOF aero models, aerodynamic flight loads, theoretical and empirical methodologies)

  2. CFD experience (StarCCM, Fluent, Cart3D, or other industry code)

  3. Wind Tunnel experience (planning and conducting wind tunnel testing, develop wind tunnel based aero models for use in simulations, etc)

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