Staff Engineer Systems-SEE Parts (Single Event Effects)

    Northrop Grumman
    Chandler, AZ
    Full-time, Part-time

    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.

    Working to identify susceptible piece-parts in a given system to varying ionizing radiation effects (total ionizing dose, prompt dose-rate, neutron degradation damage, and single event effects from protons, heavy-ions, and neutrons) based on part type (e.g. microprocessor, capacitor, etc) and part technology (e.g. CMOS, bipolar, etc).

    Perform test/response data research on identified susceptible piece-parts or parts of similar type/technology to determine where testing is or is not needed given a program's specific radiation requirements.

    Identify susceptible piece-parts in a given system to varying ionizing radiation effects (total ionizing dose, prompt dose-rate, neutron degradation damage, and single event effects from protons, heavy-ions, and neutrons) based on part type (e.g. microprocessor, capacitor, etc) and part technology (e.g. CMOS, bipolar, etc). Should be familiar with device fabrication processes, technologies, and susceptibilities associated with said ionizing radiation forms.

    Perform test/response data research on identified susceptible piece-parts or parts of similar type/technology to determine where testing is or is not needed given a program's specific radiation requirements.

    Perform ionizing radiation testing on electronic piece parts using flash x-ray, cyclotrons, linear accelerators (LINAC), Co-60 and neutron sources. Design and/or develop test fixtures for individual device testing. Perform device characterization in-situ or on specialized device test fixturing.

    Ability to prepare test plans and procedures for EEE parts testing in ionizing radiation environments (candidates preferentially sought for dose rate, SEE and neutron environments, with secondary for total dose environments).

    Design and/or develop test fixtures and software for individual device testing. Perform device characterization in-situ or on specialized device test fixturing. Experienced In hardware and software debugging

    Perform transport analysis of ionizing radiation (including x-ray, proton, neutron, heavy ion) through materials to determine transported radiation environment/spectra; experience with NOVICE, MCNP/Atilla, SRIM/TRIM and THTk is preferred.

    Perform device and system calculations on expected upset rates given device SEE characteristics (Weibull, Bendel, step function) and trajectory or orbit parameters; experience with CREME96, OMERE, and SIRE2 is preferred.

    Perform data analysis (including statistical analysis) and part level SEECA (single event effects criticality analysis).

    Design and implement mitigation techniques at the piece-part/circuit card/box level for ionizing radiation effects including photocurrent management, circumvention strategies and event detection/state management/recovery, and SEE functional and catastrophic failure modes.


    Qualifications :

    Basic Qualifications:

    14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.

    U.S. Citizenship is required.

    Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Familiarity with the following industry standards/documentation is preferred: ASTM F1192, JESD57, ESCC25100, MIL-STDs; 750, 883, 1766. MDA-STD-001A desireable; Knowledge of THTk and related tools would be desireable.

    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.

    Posting ID: 552777933Posted: 2020-05-21