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Mathematician /Algorithm Engineer 4

Requisition ID: R10039990

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, Colorado, 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: No
  • 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.

Missile Defense Solutions (MDS) pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and strives for continual improvement. Our team is chartered with providing innovative technologies to develop, design, and produce optimized product lines while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. MDS is looking for new members to join our rapidly growing technical team as a Mathematician/Algorithm Engineer 4 based out of Boulder, CO.

As a Mathematician/Algorithm engineer within MDS, you will be a member of a vibrant team and a primary driver of Research and Development (R&D) solutions. Your responsibilities include researching and identifying solutions to complex, multi-disciplinary problems and communicating your technical approaches and findings effectively. Daily activities include developing prototype solutions to emerging customer challenges, analyzing the performance of newly developed algorithms, and documenting results for customer review. Our team of motivated technical talent works closely with the end user (and each other) to ensure the direct mission applicability of developed products.  


  • Performance analysis of tracking and state estimation algorithms
  • Tool and prototype development using C/C++ and Python 
  • Algorithm defect tracking and resolution
  • Analysis tool development (Python)
  • Technical documentation as required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Secret clearance, or has been active within the last two years
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline and 9 years of related experience; 7 years of related experience with a Masters
  • Experience with C/C++ software language, development tools, and integrated development environments (IDEs) 
  • Experience with Linux 
  • SW algorithm development experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems
  • Understanding of Algorithm design / State estimation
  • Data analysis (Population statistics and Trend identification)
  • Breadth and depth in the application of mathematics to perform data analysis and algorithm development for military applications.
  • Ability to bridge between theoretical concepts and practical implementation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience in tracking and prediction algorithms, simulation, and validation
  • Ground systems experience in mission processing, ground communications, and space operations
  • Experience in the numerical implementation of motion filters.
  • Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) sensors and simulations
  • Experience with PERL, STK, or logging and parsing tools
  • Linux experience
  • Strong statistical background and skills
  • Experience with model-based engineering

Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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

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.

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.