Chandler, Arizona

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Northrop Grumman Space Sector is searching for an experienced Principal Engineer Systems Reliability to join the Launch Vehicles business unit in Chandler, AZ.

The Principal Engineer Systems Reliability will:
  • Develop, coordinate and conduct technical reliability studies and evaluations (hardware reliability predictions using MIL-HDBK-217 or equivalent as a guide, software reliability predictions using recommended industry practices, and Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis using MIL-STD-1629 as a guide) at the launch vehicle system, assembly and component (piece-part) levels.
  • Support evaluation of launch vehicle systems and associated Built in Test (BIT) hardware / software to maximize failure mode test coverage and minimize potential for BIT false alarm
  • Evaluate and score hardware/software nonconformance reports to identify failures and use the data to calculate acceptance screening and corrective action effectiveness values and perform/support demonstrated reliability assessments.
  • Coordinate with various engineering organizations to assign and plan the methods and detailed activities to demonstrate required product reliability performance.
  • Analyze customer requirements and manage cost/schedule to develop reliability engineering programs to achieve company, customer and government agency reliability objectives.


Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD. Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics or statistics.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a security clearance (SECRET level minimum)
  • Ability to discuss technical terms with design engineers of several disciplines to understand function to correlate the function to reliability terms.
  • Self-driven to complete studies independently and be able to present the results to a wide variety of audiences.
  • 2-8 years of experience, including experience performing reliability and FMEA / FMECA analyses.
  • Computer skills including use if MS Excel, Word and Power point.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Thorough knowledge of statistics with functional knowledge of Bayesian statistical methods highly desired.
  • Experience performing Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRA) a plus.
  • Experience using Reliability and Statistical Software (Relex / Windchill Quality Solutions, R, MATLAB/Python, etc.) a plus.
Knowledge of launch vehicle systems, devices and control theory a major plus.

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Chandler, Arizona

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