Northrop Grumman Aerothermal Engineer - All Levels in Sunnyvale, California

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Northrop Grumman is seeking an Aerothermal Engineer with thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow knowledge to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Sunnyvale, California. Our Sunnyvale site specializes in the development, manufacture, assembly and testing of propulsion and power generation systems for naval surface ships and submarines. The candidate selected will apply his/her skills to support current and future Navy Power & Propulsion Turbomachinery development. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop conceptual designs of Aerothermal systems that employ thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow knowledge and innovative technical approaches

  • Perform thermal-fluid system analysis and predict its performance using both commercial and in-house codes; conduct prototype tests and test data analysis

  • Apply practical experience and professional insight to determine the optimal solutions based on performance, risk, cost, etc.

  • Work independently on thermal/fluid design projects and provide support for manufacturers and customers

  • Present results to peers and customers in design reviews

  • Defining, developing and implementing related R&D projects


This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Northrop Grumman that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Northrop Grumman.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with at least 2 years of related experience; Master's degree in a STEM discipline

  • Experience in engineering analysis and product development

  • Deep understanding of thermodynamics, fluid flow & heat transfer as well as engineering design practices

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline

  • Proficiency with engineering coding language (e.g. Matlab, C or fortran), MS Office and UNIX based workstations

  • Steam turbine experience preferred

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.