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Principal/Sr. Principal Sensor LOS & GNC Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10078342

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

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, but they're also making history.
 

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Line-of-Sight Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located at our Linthicum/Baltimore, MD campus. This position requires ~100% on-site work and an ability to pass an enhanced security review.

Our team supports multiple programs to develop LOS servo control systems.  Candidates should have a strong control systems background, and experience with the design, integration and testing of multiple parts of precision gimbal stabilized systems. These include Gimbals, Inertial Measurement Units (IMU), Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), embedded DSPs or microcontrollers, boresighting, transfer alignment algorithms, motor selection, motor drives, and/or the EO/IR devices being controlled. Candidates must be a strong technical leader, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be resourceful. They should project a positive attitude and work cooperatively in a fast-paced environment. They should also exhibit the ability and desire to advance the technological capabilities needed by our customers.

Roles and responsibilities include

  • Function as a systems engineer for one or more parts of servo control systems.  
  • Support integration and testing of precision gimbal stabilized systems and radar positioner systems.
  • Analyze the designed control system in both time and frequency domains. Iterate through the design process until the control system meets all system requirements.
  • Design and implement communication interfaces to upstream system software and servo components such as optical encoders, rate sensors, IMU, and INS.

Education Requirements

Principal Systems Engineer (Level 3)

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline - Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Math, or other related technical curriculum with at least 5 years of related experience, 3 years related experience with a Master's Degree.

Senior Principal Systems Engineer (Level 4)

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or other Engineering with 9 years of related experience, 7 years related experience with a Master’s Degree, 5 years with a PhD,

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Experience with the design of one or more parts of servo control systems
  • Experience with integration and test of one or more parts of servo control systems
  • Able to function in a multi-disciplinary team-oriented environment and rapidly adapt to changing work priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance prior to starting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) with a concentration in guidance, navigation, and control
  • Experience with typical electro-optical pointing hardware such as encoders, resolvers, inertial measurement units, motors, as well as pointing and control flight software constructs such as onboard attitude propagation and calibration, motor control, and anomaly, diagnostic, and resolution applications
  • Experience with simulation and analysis of complete multi-axis pointing and tracking control systems with inertial stabilization
  • Technical understanding in LOS calibration techniques and working knowledge of Kalman filtering and least squares estimation techniques
  • Proficiency in object oriented programming.
  • Active DoD Secret/Top Secret and SCI Clearance.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts 

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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. 

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Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.



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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.