Principal Software Engineer - Tracker-19015130

Location: Melbourne
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

 At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Software Engineer - Tracker to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.

Essential Functions:

The position is to support real-time target tracking and fusion software for an ISR system.  Candidate will work as a software developer with the ability to analyze, design, develop, test, modify and maintain embedded applications and support tools.

The position includes working with both simulated and real radar data as well as flight test support.  Candidate should have solid software development background (requirements through test) with tracking experience, mathematic skills and a willingness to solve difficult problems with little direction.  The position requires the use of software engineering best practices and standards.   Must be fluent in C++.  Must be fluent in Matlab.  Experience with java is helpful.

The successful candidate will be a go-getter, able to find root cause using debuggers/data analysis, comfortable in a lab environment, and be able to collaborate closely with Tracker Subject Matter Expert (SME), system engineers and integration/test engineers.  Understanding and experience with any/all of correlation, kinematics, fusion (bonus tracking is a subset), Kalman filters, time propagation, MHT is desired.  Experience with surveillance platforms is most applicable.  Experience is fighter platforms could be helpful.  Experience in Air-to-Ground or Air-to-Air tracking or Air-to-Surface at a minimum. Experience in more than one would be bonus.


Basic Qualifications: 


  • Bachelors Degree in a (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of software engineering experience OR a

  • Masters Degree in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and 3 years of software engineering experience

  • Experience with real-time embedded software development using C++

  • Proficient in Windows and Linux environments

  • Proficient in Matlab

  • An active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering

    • 5+ years experience working in the target tracking environment

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.










Job ID: 19015130