Principal Data Scientist, Redondo Beach, Ca

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Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10086374
Category: Research and Sciences
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Strategic Space Systems Division has an opening for an Principal Data Scientist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California


Implements machine learning algorithms as part of decision support and recommendation systems for manufacturing, inspection/testing, and other business processes
Monitors existing team-built machine learning models through statistical analyses and maintains such models through parameter tuning and data cleaning activities
Develops pipelines to extract, transform, and load data into alternate structures and formats required to support actionable decision making and business planning
Prepares training data collection plans and data capture methods in support of supervised machine learning models
Conducts detailed evaluations and provides recommendations regarding data capture, analysis, and operations technology in support of data science initiatives
Works with internal customers and stakeholders to develop solution functional requirements and translates high level objectives into detailed action plans
Provides guidance and mentorship to less experienced data engineers and data scientists in the areas of technical contribution, project planning, and work execution

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Educational Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

5 years for experience with a Bachelors in Science OR 3 years of experience with a Masters OR 0 years of experience with a PhD
Experience in Python programming language including familiarity with typical data science libraries (e.g. NumPy, SciPy, SciKit Learn, Pandas)
Experience with deep learning models (e.g. Tensorflow, transfer learning) including familiarity with image classification
Experience with image augmentation and its application to improve model training
Experience with model hyperparameter tuning and dense layer optimization
Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL) programming (e.g. common table expressions, stored procedure and view preparation)
Familiarity with basic manufacturing, engineering, and quality assurance concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with cloud-based machine learning model development and deployment (e.g AWS)
Saliency or Class Activation Maps knowledge or experience (e.g. identify specific classes/regions of interest)
Experience with a front-end data visualization software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Looker) or library (e.g. D3, Matplotlib, Plotly)
Experience using a version control system for code management (e.g. Git, SVN).
Experience with a project management ticketing software (e.g. Atlassian Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps).

Salary Range: $115,200 USD – $172,800 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

JBNGJ-R10086374 2023.01.14

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