Northrop Grumman Radiation Effects Engineer, Associate in Redondo Beach, 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.
Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial 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.
SSSD has an opening for a Radiation Effects Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.
The Radiation Effects Engineer will perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, and simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects.
Role and Responsibilities:
Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems
Prepare test plans, procedures and reports for radiation testing of electronics at component and box levels (e.g. total dose, prompt dose and single event upset/transient)
Perform Single Event Effects test preparation & analysis
Use codes for environment & rate calculations, natural & man-made radiation transport, as well as nuclear EMP and mechanical response
Circuit design/simulation, SPICE analyses, electronic component characterization & parameters.
Prepare survivability analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroid Analysis, Orbital Debris, Atomic Oxygen, and UV degradation
Prepare Statement of Works for radiation test labs defining requirements for radiation testing of electronic components
Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRÈME96, MCNP and other radiation analysis tools
Assess radiation effects on material degradation
Interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical, system engineering, procurement, subcontractors, manufacturing and test.
Present radiation requirements and compliance at PDRs, CDRs and other program reviews as required.
Perform ground shock modeling, system generated electromagnetic pulse modeling, debris impact, radiation transport, shielding and shadowing analysis, simulation of electronic components relative to radiation effects, parameter degradation, performing part evaluations, and single event effects.
Available positions require that the candidate have a strong understanding of one or more of the skills described. Project roles span all phases from new business acquisition, and IRAD/ technology development to established programs.
Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & - Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work
For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.
Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics.
Experience performing radiation effects analysis and testing, shielding analysis, and survivability analysis
Experience with the following radiation tools: DEEP, NOVICE, AE9AP9, CremeMC, Testable Hardware Toolkit, etc.
Experience with other space environment prediction tools for micrometeoroids, orbital debris, and atomic oxygen
Knowledge of the physics associated with radiation effects in semiconductor devices
Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language
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 Category : Engineering