Sr. Principal CFD Engineer

Northrop Grumman
Melbourne, FL
Posted 1 month ago
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US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: SAP

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Description

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL. Note that this requisition may be filled at a higher grade if candidate exceeds qualifications listed below.

The candidate will perform CFD analysis within a Flight Sciences team, working with related disciplines including Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Configuration, and others.

Basic Qualifications:

  • The basic qualifications for a Sr. Principal CFD Engineer are a Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of 9 years' experience, or a related Master's degree with 7 years of experience.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher (that has a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or is under continuous evaluation).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Program Access prior to the commencement of employment.
  • Experience with creation of structured and unstructured meshes for CFD analysis of complex configurations.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following CFD solvers: GCNS, OVERFLOW, FUN3D
  • Experience post-processing CFD solutions for downstream analysis, including integrated forces/moments, flow visualization, and inlet distortion/recovery.
  • Comfort with Linux operating system.
  • Scripting experience (e.g. Python).
  • Familiarity with basic principles of aircraft design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience setting up and managing high performance computing (HPC) clusters used for CFD analysis.
  • Experience in Fortran and C++ programing in the application of maintaining, modifying, and developing CFD flow solvers and other CFD tools.
  • Experience with adjoint methods for design optimization.
  • Experience in performing CFD analysis on aircraft in subsonic, transonic, and supersonic flight conditions.

Salary Range: $108,600.00 - $163,000.00

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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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

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