Sr. Principal Algorithms and Exploitation Research Engineer-19009691

Location: Linthicum
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

Transforming the future of technology  The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Algorithms and Exploitation group in Mission Systems Engineering focused upon the increasingly important technology areas of automatic target recognition, sensor fusion, network centric systems, computer vision, and autonomous intelligent software agents.
Roles and Responsibilities: 
The Sr. Principal Algorithms and Exploitation Research Engineer will lead and participate in multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams and contribute to the development of novel sensing solutions and surveillance technologies.  The development cycle will include the integration of data collection experiments and cutting-edge exploitation algorithms into both embedded and non-embedded platforms.  Potential solutions will be verified against live sensor data.  Sensor types span all domains and include active/passive radar, electro-optic/infrared imaging systems, and sonar.  
Duties will include the development of signal and image processing algorithms for exploitation of conventional and advanced concept sensor data in geospatial contexts.  Resulting algorithms may be integrated into state-of-the-art software products that could potentially run on multi-core, multi-purpose processing architectures, embedded processors, FPGAs, GPUs, or other emerging technologies.

Additional tasks include defining software and system interfaces, system integration and testing, and field support of experiments and demonstrations.  Work products include written reports, presentations, and project proposals.  Occasional travel for meetings and data collections may be required.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree with 9+ years of experience, Masters of Science degree with 7+ years of experience, or Ph.D. with 4+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields.
  • The demonstrated ability to perform innovative, applied research, and to develop sophisticated algorithms under computational or other resource constraints.
  • Experience with conventional software engineering principles, including code maintenance, coding standards, and version control.
  • Experience with algorithm implementations in MATLAB and software development in C, C++, and/or Objective C.
  • This position requires an active Secret level security clearance with the willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI level security clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in remote sensing, including active radar imaging and/or passive electro-optic and infrared imaging systems.
  • Experience with formulating innovative solutions to algorithm development, initiating and fostering client relationships, and executing projects in compliance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.
  • Experience with open source computer vision and machine learning libraries (e.g., OpenCV and Caffe), Unix/Linux operating systems, and multi-threaded/parallel computing.
  • Experience in developing rapid prototype solutions from concept to design, implementation, initial testing, and integration.
  • Experience with presenting and speaking at customer demonstrations, symposia, and conferences.
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Job ID: 19009691

  Reasons to apply:

  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.
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