Principal Radiation Effects Engineer - Full-time

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space 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’re making history.

TheRadiation Effects Engineer/Analyst 3 will perform radiation effects analysis, shielding analysis, survivability analysis, radiation analysis reporting, and simulation of electronic components relative to space radiation effects.

A Level 3 Engineer is expected to be a self-starter, receptive to mentorship and have excellent communication and time management skills.

Broad knowledge in a number of the following responsibilities, or expertise in one is HIGHLY desired:

  • Prepare radiation analysis for satellite payload systems
  • Prepare test plans and test reports for radiation testing of electronic components (e.g. total dose, prompt dose and single event upset)
  • Prepare survivability analysis for space environments such as Micrometeoroids, Atomic Oxygen, and Single Event Effects
  • Prepare Statement of Works for radiation test labs defining requirements for radiation testing of electronic components
  • Prepare plans and procedures for box level Flash X-Ray testing
  • Perform radiation predictions using NOVICE, Testable Hardware Tool Kit (THTK), SPENVIS, CRÈME96 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. 
  • Essential functions of the role include:

  • Nuclear hardening and SGEMP design and analysis
  • Electron/proton/x - ray transport
  • Single event effects, upset, and transients (desirable)
  • Design review experience
  • Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree OR higher in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related technical discipline
  • 5 years experience with a BS Degree, or 3 years experience with a Master's, or a PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related technical discipline
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • MCNP experience highly preferred
  • SGEMP experience highly preferred
  • PhD is preferred. Experience with the following radiation tool: DEEP, NOVICE, AE9AP9, CremeMC, Testable Hardware Toolkit, etc. is highly preferred
  • Experience with other space environment prediction tools for micrometeoroids, orbital debris, and atomic oxygen is desired
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language desired
  • Knowledge of the physics associated with radiation effects in semiconductor devices is a plus
  • Active SCI is 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. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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