Senior Principal Systems Engineer (Electro-Optical and Infrared), –

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Requisition ID: R10088993
Category: Engineering
Location: Linthicum, MD, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Linthicum/ Baltimore, MD campus.  This position requires a Security Clearance to be obtained prior to starting in the role.

The selected engineer will perform as a member of an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists on different project assignments to develop novel and innovative solutions to advanced technical problems. You will develop and apply mathematical models for simulation and analysis of Electro-Optical and Infrared (EOIR) systems and may have the ability to demonstrate those models on flight demonstrations, in lab environments, and in customer applications.

Initial expectations include:

•    Experience with EOIR signal processing algorithms and software development, testing, and troubleshooting

•    Familiarity documenting designs and test results

•    Designing, testing, implementing, and analyzing EOIR signal processing algorithms and software

•    Building prototypes, simulations, and systems for testing

•    Conducting and/or participating in technical design reviews of requirements, specifications, designs, etc.

Future responsibilities are expected to include:
•    Contributing to the development of innovative solutions to difficult problems

•    Supporting proposal teams and working with customers on product definition

•    Developing and executing design plans, design verification and validation.

•    Leading a multidisciplinary team of 2-3 engineers

•    Presenting results to customers, both internal and external

Basic Qualifications:

A degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Software or Computer Engineering, with:
Bachelor’s Degree and 9-12 years of experience
Master’s Degree and 7-10 years of experience
PhD and 4-7 years of experience
Degrees in related fields may be considered
Experience with Agile and Dev*Ops execution
Ability to write and debug embedded software, including systems design and development
Knowledge of C++ and/or equivalent programming languages
Knowledge of GPU development
Excellent Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Good verbal and written communications skills for presentation of technical approaches, work performed, results, and findings
Willing and able to work onsite and more than 60% within a closed area at the Baltimore campus
Ability to assimilate new concepts quickly and independently
Secret Clearance Eligibility, U.S. Citizenship is a pre-requisite 

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
Experience in calibration/radiometric operations
Knowledge of digital image processing algorithms
Knowledge of coordination transformations and reference frames
Ability to lead discussions between multidisciplinary teams to define and drive scope and clarity of work
Ability to regularly engage with senior stakeholders
Current Top Secret, SCI, and/or SAP accesses

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission 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 positions 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. 

Salary Range: $123,800 USD – $185,800 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

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