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Principal/Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – Tracker (SIGN ON BONUS INCLUDED)

Requisition ID: R10063791

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • 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: 4

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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for Principal and/or Sr. Principal Systems Engineers to join our Cross-Sensor Domain team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Linthicum/ Baltimore, MD campus to fill roles on multiple major development programs.  Qualified candidates will apply strong systems engineering knowledge and understanding in the areas of target tracking and sensor fusion, working with various systems, hardware, and software teams. We encourage our engineers to be innovated with solving problems and identifying improvements.

*This position requires up to 100% on-site work due security constraints and an ability to pass an enhanced security review.  

*This position includes an incremental bonus payout structure for qualified hires.

Total $40K Sign-On Bonus
Initial payout of $20K after onboarding
Final payout of $20K after completion of one full year of employment service

Roles & Responsibilities: This position is primarily engaged in the development and fielding of target tracking and sensor fusion systems for advanced multi-function RF and EOIR subsystems. Key features of operation include analyzing, shaping, and relating data from a wide variety of modes, such as: long-range search and track Radar waveforms, electronic surveillance measure returns, and Electro-Optic/Infrared video inputs.

Early in the system lifecycle, systems engineers develop parametric representations, visualizations and data driven analysis to support sensor requirements definition and use case validation. Progressing past analysis and design, Northrop Grumman Systems Engineers also support the integration of sensor modes and trackers from digital simulation environments to sensor labs to our on-site fleet of specially modified test aircraft. Throughout this process, our Cross-Domain Systems Engineers engage with our customers to balance their functional and performance requirements with other sensor functionality to enable true multi-function operation.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting and sustain the DoD Secret security clearance; Ability to obtain approval for special access programs
  • 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, or 0 yrs with a PhD
  • Experience with multi-target trackers, adaptive processing or sensor fusion algorithms
  • Experience with MATLAB or equivalent programming/analysis languages
  • Experience with RF signals processing or RF applications
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes and effective communication skills.
     

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance or the ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting and sustain the DoD Secret security clearance; Ability to obtain approval for special access programs
  • 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
  • Higher proficiency understanding and developing multi-target trackers, adaptive processing or sensor fusion algorithms
  • Proficiency with MATLAB or equivalent programming/analysis languages
  • Experience with RF signals processing or RF applications
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, senior leadership, and other engineering disciplines
  • Able to obtain approval for special access programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Master's Degree or PhD in a STEM discipline including electives in radar techniques and signal processing
  • Team leadership experience with development and/or production program execution
  • High level experience and proficiency in signal processing or RF applications
  • Proficiency with optimal estimation algorithms (Kalman Filtering), digital beamforming, or adaptive processing
  • Experience integrating and testing of modes/algorithms on RADAR, SIGINT, EOIR, or EW systems. 
  • Greater programming experience/expertise in MATLAB and C/C++.
  • Has been previously approved for special access programs
     

Northrop Grumman Benefits and Work Environment

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you would be eligible for our robust benefits package (see https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/ for more details) including:

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

Northrop Grumman strives to offer a balanced work environment for our team members. This position's 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. Other work schedules are frequently accommodated and may be arranged to support, for example, an employee's family commitments.

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Salary Range: $96,600 USD - $143,000 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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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.


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.