Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JJM20180806-46065

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Summary

Under direction of a senior member of the Mechanical Analysis team the candidate will perform design analysis and test of one or more of the spacecraft systems of subsystems. Generally work supporting preliminary or advanced concepts developed by senior staff and product leads. The ideal candidate will perform static and dynamic structure analyses, review requirements for materials, structure systems & subsystems. Select appropriate technical information and data from applicable products, determine the technical principles involved, identify the design path forward and compute the engineering characteristics consistent with the specifications, design needs and requirements of the space application. Release results as technical documents after review by the senior members of the team.  Develop innovative solutions and elaborate on design concepts. Evaluate completed design with supervisor and other technical groups and make modifications necessary to achieve the most ideal design.  Develop and coordinate the conduct of test programs required to evaluate design work.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) or higher education in Engineering, Math, Physics or Computer Science and four years experience.


Ability to perform structural engineering tasks associated with analysis, design, and testing of structures. Experience with Mechanical Analysis and tools such as NX FEMAP/NASTRAN, ABAQUS, HYPERMESH or equivalent spacecraft structure analysis tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in stress analysis, structure dynamics and testing.

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.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 3-5 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space