Principal Dynamics Analyst / Sr. Principal Dynamics Analyst (TS and/or SCI clearance required), Redondo Beach, Ca

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Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10087357
Category: Engineering
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: No
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 5

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 Strategic Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Dynamics Analyst /Sr. Principal Dynamics Analyst with the Vehicle Dynamics & Controls organization based out of Redondo Beach, CA. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing structural dynamic analysis and test of space-based hardware using industry standard structural analysis software and tools. You will need a strong understanding of the basic principles of statics, flexible body dynamics, finite element method, and mechanics of materials, strength analysis, stress, kinematics, and mass properties.


Development of structural dynamics design and analysis using advanced numerical solutions, establishing parameters for dynamics testing, dynamics test monitoring and data processing, correlation of test results to model predictions, and preparation of technical documents and presentations. Demonstrated skill and ability to perform professional tasks, including the ability to collaborate and lead in a team environment, ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result, ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple task responsibilities simultaneously, and ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Dynamics Analyst or Sr. Principal Dynamics Analyst level based on the qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:

Principal Dynamics Analyst

Salary Range: $ 104,600 – $157,000

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with 5+ years of experience in structural analysis and/or dynamics; OR 3+ years of experience with Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university
Experience with finite element analysis software and data processing tools
Experience in structural dynamic analysis and testing of aerospace hardware
Active TS and/or SCI security clearance

Sr. Principal Dynamics Analyst

Salary Range: $ 129,700 – $194,500

Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with 9+ years of experience in structural analysis and/or dynamics; OR 7+ years with Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Structural, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university with 4+ years of experience in structural analysis and/or dynamics; OR Doctorate degree in Engineering from an accredited university with an emphasis in structures and/or dynamics
Experience with industry standard loads and dynamics analysis software (NASTRAN, PATRAN, FEMAP, Matlab, ADAMS, VAOne, etc.)
Experience in the areas of frequency response analysis, transient response analysis, random response analysis, shock response analysis, deployment analysis, on-orbit/jitter analysis, vibroacoustic analysis, modal survey, model correlation, or vibration isolation and attenuation
Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
Ability to work with only general direction
Active TS and/or SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $82,400 USD – $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD – $152,200 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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