Staff Biometrics Engineer SME-19013336

Location: Fairmont
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: Other
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As

a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are

comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.


Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Staff Biometrics Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Transforming the future of technology, the qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's National Security Solutions Operating Unit. This position will support the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD). This position is located in West Fairmont, Virginia.


Roles and Responsibilities:

- Develop detailed system architecture and system design documentation for biometrics systems.

- Analyze user requirements, concepts of operations documents, and high-level system architecture to develop system

requirements specifications and detailed design artifacts.

- Provide the vision of the ultimate goals and mission needs for the customer as well communicate this vision to the team.

- Serve as Subject Matter Expert for Facial Recognition and other Biometrics functions on the program

- Serve as the technical liaison with the technical, leadership, and customer teams to mature understanding of biometrics

opportunities and solutions.



Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

- US Citizenship is required.

A minimum of 14 years' professional experience with a Bachelor's in Science; 12 years with Master's; 9 years with PhD,

and significant experience in software / systems engineering.

5+ years working in the field of Biometrics.

Demonstrated ability to apply statistics, mathematics, and engineering basic skills to biometrics related problems.

Experience with biometric sensors including fingerprint scanners and face detection toolsets.

Experience with Agile Development.


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Bachelors in Biometric Systems

Masters in Computer Science or related discipline.

Experience developing statistical models of biometric systems

Experience designing and delivering facial biometric capture systems

Experience assessing applicability of biometric modalities such as gait, iris at a distance, touchless fingerprint, or live

video face capture

Current, active Top Secret clearance is preferred

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: 19013336

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Other Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position