Staff EO/IR Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 20006299

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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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 Space Systems sector is seeking an EO/IR Systems Engineer to join the Payloads and Ground Systems, Systems Engineering Integration & Test department and be responsible for developing optical instruments for potential future space optical payloads.  The successful candidate will be involved in optical payload definition and procurement to include optical systems architecture, requirements definition, design trade studies, interface definition, optical integration and alignment, and optical system test, verification and validation.  The candidate may support aspects of the space optical payload with any number the following Space Mission domains:  spacecraft mission planning and operations, states and modes, power systems, attitude control, telemetry and data handling, thermal control, static and dynamic structures. #ngfeaturedjobs #spacepgs #spacepgsseit 

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 14 years of relevant experience (OR 12 years with Master of Science Degree OR 9 years with PhD) in the design and testing of EO/IR payload systems.   Proficiency with MATLAB.   Experience in one or more of the following remote sensing instrument topics:  optics and coatings, hyperspectral imagers, radiometry, focal plane technology, detectors and ROICs, and opto-mechanics.   Active Top Secret clearance is required.
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)   Experience with Modtran, Zemax, Doors, Cameo, Agile disciplines.   Active TS/SCI clearance or recent SSBI in last 12 months 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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