Category: Research and Sciences Location: Chandler, Arizona US
Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position Shift:
1st Shift Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time Positions
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. Northrop
Grumman Space Sector is searching for an experienced Sr. Principal
Physicist - Electromagnetic Environments/Radiation Effects Engineer
to join the Launch Vehicles business unit in Systems Engineering
Electromagnetics Environments Radiation Effects team located in
Chandler, AZ. The Sr. Principal Physicist Electromagnetic
Environments/Radiation Effects Engineer will play a key role in
support of new strategic missile development efforts within the
Specialty Engineering group. Project entails hardening launch
vehicle structures and avionics to the effects of direct and
indirect lightning, as well as EMP.
A broad experience base in man-made radiation effects, ionizing
and non-ionizing radiation forms is desirable. Knowledge of
non-ionizing radiation effects particularly at high E-M field
strength, direct and indirect lightning effects, as well as
HEMP/EMP forms is preferred. Active Security Clearance required
(SECRET or higher) which generally requires US Citizenship as a
Previous work experience with MIL-STD-461/464,
NASA/TM-1999-209734, NASA-STD-4003, and/or DOT/FAA/CT-89/22.
Knowledge of electromagnetic environmental effects on space
vehicles and launch vehicles, including effects of space plasma,
on-orbit charging, triboelectric charging,
grounding/bonding/shielding, design for low radiated emissions,
HIRF, lightning, electromagnetic field coupling, Maxwell's
equations, image charge/current, and lumped element modeling.
Knowledge of materials and their electrical & mechanical
properties including paint, anodize, magnaplate, nickel plate,
alodine, composites, thermal protection systems, surface finish,
electrical conductivity, volume resistivity, surface resistance.
Key capability is to integrate new materials for the purposes of
addition lightning survival capability into designs.
Demonstrated experience with NASA-HDBK-4001, DO-160,
MIL-STD-1541, SSP 30237, SSP 30238, and/or SMC-S-008
Working knowledge of plasma/high-energy physics, dielectric
breakdown, and some familiarity with RF principals and RF
Experience with simulation software such as EMA3D or CST.
Experience writing an EMC control plan.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to
present to large customer community.
Ability to solve problems, analyze test results, drive tasks to
9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years
Active Secret Security Clearance is required
Top Secret Clearance is preferred
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