Requisition ID: R10087508
Location: Linthicum, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
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.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an Advanced EO/IR System Architect to join our group architecting, designing, developing, and producing the next generation of EO/IR systems, including passive systems, laser radar (LADAR or LIDAR) systems, lasers, and optical focal plane devices for advanced sensing applications. The Emerging Capabilities Development division serves customers such as DARPA, AFRL, ONR, and similar advanced development entities within the US DoD. The successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities to lead technical development of EO/IR sensor systems and major sub-assemblies from concept through fielded prototypes, from TRL 2 or 3 to TRL 5 or 6, overseeing and guiding the technical efforts of more junior members of the technical staff. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated entrepreneurial ability to work with advanced development customers and Northrop Grumman program managers to establish, capture, and execute programs that result in technical and programmatic success.
The position is located at NGMS’s BWI facility; some occasional travel will be required.
Analyze US warfighter and intelligence community operational problems, developing innovative technical approaches to solving them.
Oversee modeling and simulation of proposed approaches to verify system performance and operational effectiveness.
Working with NGMS business units and advanced development customers, establish technical solutions and roadmaps to meet emerging needs.
Develop EO/IR system architectures, including sensor hardware and processing algorithms, to meet emerging operational challenges that are beyond the current state of the art.
Mentor, guide, and oversee teams of members of the technical staff as they work to realize these systems.
Function as product area Architect, championing cross-program technical solutions that provide a holistic problem solution.
The successful candidate will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Being a charismatic teacher with a passion for coaching and mentoring is key to leading teams to successful outcomes.
Bachelor’s + 24 years of exp; Master’s + 22 years of exp; PhD + 19 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields.
Experience in System Architecture and System Architecture Derivation
10 years of experience in EO/IR sensors
Must be comfortable working in an Agile team
Systems Engineering skills:
Requirements management methods and tools, such as DOORS
Systems and software architecture development and Model-based Engineering (MBE) methods and tools, such as IBM Rhapsody, Cameo, etc.
10+ years of System Architecture Experience in the Defense Industry
Broad and deep experience with
Laser radar (LADAR or LIDAR)
Advanced passive EO/IR sensors spanning visible through Long Wave IR
Ultra-sensitive photon counting focal plane technologies
Advanced high efficiency lasers
Salary Range: $189,400 USD – $284,200 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 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.
Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer
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