Principal Radiometric Systems Engineer (Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: 20023172

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Multiple
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. 
  Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector, Strategic Space Systems Division in Azusa CA, is in need of a qualified Principal systems engineer (level 3) with an emphasis in IR radiometry for the next generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) space program to perform key assignments developing and testing several new payloads over the next several years.  The position requires solid payload systems technical knowledge with experience in IR radiometric calibration and analysis, tool development, integration and test design and support, and performance simulations and modelling. Technical understanding in payload operations and the OPIR missile defense mission are strongly recommended.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 5 years of exempt level engineering experience in data processing, OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field & 3 years of exempt level engineering experience in data processing
  • Experience with curve fitting, detection theory, digital signal processing (DSP) or image processing
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Active & current DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 years of exempt level engineering experience in the design and testing of EO/IR payload systems
  • Knowledge of and experience with the SBIRS Program
  • Experience with IR radiometric analysis, calibration, testing, modeling & simulations
  • Experience with optical system design and analysis
  • Familiarity with commonly used tools in both MS Windows & Unix environments
  • Proficiency in MATLAB

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.

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

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.