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Northrop Grumman Principal Thermal Desktop, Thermal Analyst in Goleta, California

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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Space System's sector is looking for a Principal Thermal Desktop Analyst to support the Space Components organization/business unit in Goleta, CA.


•Perform thermal analysis to develop and optimize thermal control designs for assemblies such as solar arrays, booms, and other support structures and mechanisms for satellite subsystems.

•Coordinate with other engineering disciplines

•Document thermal analyses and designs,

•Review and approve drawings for thermal design hardware content

•Report analyses results and design specifics to internal management and external customers.

•Work with test engineering to plan and execute subsystem level thermal tests, as well as perform associated analyses.

•Provide feedback regarding impacts of possible cost and/ or schedule changes

•Work and execute independently with minimal technical oversight and general direction


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university with 6+ years' of engineering experience

•Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance with SSBI, and SCI clearance

•US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

•Design, analysis and integration experience of spacecraft thermal systems

•Experience using thermal analysis tools (Thermal Desktop, SINDA/G, SINDA/FLUENT, TSS)

•Experience using aerospace standard design tools (CREO, NX, CATIA)

•Masters Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

•Experience with space vehicle thermal design and/or integration

•Detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written communications skills, leadership skills, and organization skills

•Experience working on thermal design and troubleshooting efforts.

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