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Orbital ATK | Chandler, AZ
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Job Description

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 Duties and Responsibilities

With minimal supervision, this candidate will predict acoustic environments on launch vehicles and payloads using FEA, SEA, and BEM techniques coupled with first principal fundamentals.  The candidate will also assist in the design of mitigations strategies to reduce the launch vehicle acoustics caused by lift-off and transonic.  Specific duties will include modeling, and data reduction. Candidate must be able to understand scope of tasks, perform analysis using appropriate classical and computer aided techniques, and prepare results for presentation.


  • Must have prior experience with either VA-One or Wave6
  • Previous launch vehicle experience desired
  • Some work experience dealing with vibration, shock, and/or acoustic, or course work that focuses in these areas
  • Demonstrated  interest in dynamic mechanical systems (course work or past experience)
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to deal with incomplete problem definitions and find solutions
  • Experience with Matlab or Python 

Experience Required

Must be proficient with either VA-One or Wav6.  Working knowledge of environmental testing, procedures, and requirements is required.  Specific experience with military or aerospace programs in accordance with MIL-STD-1540 or MIL-STD-810 desirable and familiarity with SMC-S-016 is a plus.  Data reduction experience including spectral analysis (SPL, SRS, PSD) and filtering is desirable.  Ability to perform fundamental analytical modeling techniques and prepare written analyses is required.  Working knowledge of MS office, Matlab, and FEA software desirable, NX Nastran preferred.  U.S. citizenship required.  Current secret clearance desired. 


A Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) in  Engineering, Physics.  MSME, MSAE preferred. Minimum of four years experience in aerospace or related field.

Education and Experience

Requires BS in Engineering & 4 years or Masters in Engineering & 2 years. 

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

About Orbital ATK

As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.

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