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Sr. Principal Reliability Engineer

Redondo Beach, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    7-10 years
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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a well-qualified Sr. Principal Reliability Engineer to join the Redondo Beach site!  

Candidate is expected to have an understanding of technical principles, theories, subsystem design, and knowledge of general satellite design.Ability to perform various reliability related tasks including: providing reliability support to the design team through the performance of design tradeoffs, reliability failure rate/MTBF predictions, de-rating analysis, allocation of reliability requirements, performing failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) and identify fault modes and responses, identify critical items and document controls, and support to design reviews.  

Candidate has a familiarity with functional block diagrams, reliability block diagrams, and ability to interpret schematics. Candidate must show an understanding of how a unit functions independently as well as interact with other units. 

Candidate must be able to develop technical solutions to potential reliability and availability problems.Applicant must be able to adapt probability and statistical tools to solve problems involving non-standard configurations and definitions of system success; knowledge of industry tools used to conduct Reliability analysis. 

Individual must have the ability to prepare and present briefings to senior leadership and external customers, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have experience with modeling and simulations, and software analysis tools used in Reliability analysis.Must be proficient with Microsoft tools.

Preferred qualifications include:

Understanding of technical principles, theories, subsystem design, and knowledge of general satellite design

Ability to perform various reliability engineering related tasks, such as reliability failure rate/MTBF predictions and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for identifying fault modes and responses

Familiar with functional block diagrams, reliability block diagrams, and ability to interpret drawings and schematics

PM&P and Electronics Design experience or exposure 


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)

9 years of experience in reliability, probability/statistics or electrical engineering

SSBI required

Ability to obtain and maintain SCI

Must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Tool suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in technical field (Electrical, Reliability, or MathematicalDiscipline) 

Combining hands-on Reliability Analysis and modeling skills for aircraft, satellite, directed energy hardware and systems

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