Sr. Principal Stress Analyst (TS/SCI Clearance Required) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10113232

  • Category : Engineering

  • Location : Redondo Beach, California, United States of America

  • Citizenship required : United States Citizenship

  • Clearance Type : SCI

  • Telecommute : No- Teleworking not available for this position

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

  • Travel Required : Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance : Relocation assistance may be available

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil 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.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) has an opening for a Sr. Principal Stress Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Vehicle Products Center. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

As a Sr. Principal Stress Analyst, you will be supporting the Structures Design, Analysis, and Integration (SDAI) team in the Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) of Northrop Grumman. The SDAI Department provides key Design and Analysis support for most of the Space Park programs and other collaborating Organizations. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing critical Stress Analysis support to various Space Park Programs, with opportunities for diversification across multiple programs and upward growth.

The responsibilities of a Sr. Principal Stress Analyst include (but are not limited to):

  • Support existing and upcoming Space programs

  • Participate in the resolution of complex Structural analysis problems for space-based platforms and missions involving the analysis of propulsion systems, metallic, and composite structures.

  • Architect, lead and perform structural analysis of propulsion systems, structures, and deployables.

  • Perform requirements definition, preliminary analysis of layouts, detail designs, and final drawing release.

  • Prepare, perform, and lead design review presentations and support to fabrication.

  • Work closely with design, manufacturing, materials and processes and test to develop design requirements, define structural load paths, develop FEMs and perform detailed analysis for engineering drawings to fabricate flight and structural test articles.

  • Author and or support the generation and revision of structural analysis stress reports, procedures, and process documents in support of the program and functional homeroom organization.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Analyzes, researches, and develops structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment, and maintenance designs.

  • Analyzes damage tolerance, durability, design allowables, and structural modeling.

  • Specific structural engineering specialties may include dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis.

  • Tools utilized will include FEMAP and NX Nastran, and may include Mathcad, MATLAB, and a variety of additional software applications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 9 years of engineering experience, Master's Degree in STEM with 7 years of engineering experience, OR Ph.D. with 4 years of engineering experience

  • Experience in Composite and Metallic materials Stress Analysis

  • Candidate must currently have, and be able to maintain, a Department of Defense Top Secret clearance and/or SCI Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor and/or Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and/or Aerospace Engineering

  • Responsible Stress Engineering (RSE) experience and experience leading engineering teams

  • Experience authoring technical and/or requirements documents

  • Experience working on Special Access Programs

  • Participation in multiple design cycles in spacecraft/aircraft development programs

  • Active Dept. of Defense Top Secret clearance with a background investigation date within 6 years AND Active SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 6 years

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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.

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