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Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10020782

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder - CO, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as an Engineer Systems doing algorithm development based out of Boulder, CO. You will be responsible for researching and identifying complex, multi-disciplinary problems, breaking into software components, and designing and implementing algorithm solutions. Work will include planning and executing team projects, developing prototypes and customer demonstrations; in addition to analyzing algorithm, subsystems, and interface performance. You are expected to communicate technical information effectively and clearly, present technical approaches and findings, and report status to colleagues including customers and program management as a technical point of contact.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops innovated approaches across a diverse suite of algorithms in a rapid prototyping environment
  • Software and tool development using C++, C in a spiral development framework
  • Coordinates with software and test teams to perform integration and resolve defects with improvement recommendations
  • Drives the engineering process development, continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within their program

Basic Qualifications:

  • Software algorithm development experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems
  • Experience with Linux
  • C++, C development experience
  • Experience with Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline with 2 years of related experience; 0 years of related experience with a Masters
  • DoD Top Secret clearance that is or has been active within the last two years
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Focus in optimal estimation and multiple-model state estimation
  • Strong statistical analysis background
  • Experience with advanced data visualization
  • Experience with signal or image processing
  • Experience with target tracking
  • Experience with Python, MATLAB Java, FORTRAN, or system modeling
  • DoD TS/SCI clearance that is or has been active within the last two years
  • Experience with DevOps and/or Agile Development
  • Ability to travel on occasion (10% max) to Northrop Grumman and customer locations
  • Machine learning experience


Salary Range: 82400 - 123600

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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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.