Staff Radiation Engineer - Space SystemsDulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10163443

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America | Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: None

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: No

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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 needs Radiation Effects & Survivability (RES) engineers to team up and help lead the RES design, development, and analysis of complex electronic products for space systems.

At Northrop Grumman Space Systems RES engineering is the impact of the radiation environment upon the operational capability of components, assemblies, equipment, subsystems, systems, and other space platforms. RES engineers perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects; electronic protection; hazards of radiation to electronics, materials, and personnel.


  • Radiation Analysis for satellite electronic systems

  • Present at design reviews to internal and external customers regarding Radiation issues

  • Testing radiation capability of electronic parts & components (e.g. low & prompt dose rates exposure, gamma irradiation, energetic electrons & protons, neutrons, and heavy ions bombardment)

  • Radiation predictions using SPENVIS, CREME96, OMERE, FastRad, Shieldose2, and other radiation analysis tools

  • Radiation effects on materials and degradation

  • Interface with multiple disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, EMI/EMC/ESD, contamination, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing, and testing

  • Prepare and present technical reports for internal and external customers

  • Determine and/or derive radiation requirements and compliance in program meetings and design reviews (PDR, CDR, etc.)

  • Analyze Single Event Effects and calculate rates for Burnouts, Latchups, Ruptures, Upsets and Transients in electronic circuits

  • Propose and validate circuit design mitigations to reduce or eliminate risk of Single Event Effects failure

  • Calculate Radiation Design Margins (RDM) analysis

  • Displacement Damage Dose impact on optoelectronics

  • Deep Charging (Internal Electron Flux) applied to spacecraft component boxes and external harnesses

  • Spacecraft radiation modeling & radiation shielding evaluation

This position can be filled in our Dulles, VA or Gilbert, AZ location.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or closely related technical discipline with 14 years of experience.

  • Extensive Radiation Effects & Survivability experience

  • Proficient with Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Teams (MS 365)

  • Must have US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or closely related technical discipline is preferred.

  • Knowledge of physics associated with radiation effects in semiconductor devices

  • Experience with radiation models & tools like AE8/AP8, IRENE, CRÈME96, OMERE, SPENVIS, etc.

  • Experience reviewing technical work products of peers.

  • Experience contributing to development and mentoring of junior engineers.

  • Leadership in process improvement or knowledge transfer (i.e. publication) activities.

  • Experience with defense and aerospace industry practices, and programmatic skills supporting BOE, RFP, ROM, CAM, WBS, Risk assessments.

  • CAD modeling experience with Creo Parametric

  • Current or Active Top Secret Clearance with existing SCI eligibility

Salary Range: $142,500 - $247,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.