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Sr Principal Radar Engineer (DoD Secret)

Requisition ID: R10059073

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, 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: Yes, 25% 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.

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

As a Radar Systems Engineer on this team, you will apply physics and engineering principles, mathematical analysis, and modeling and simulation to support development and analysis of advanced sensor systems, technologies, and algorithms. You will perform research, analysis, evaluation, development and test of technologies from industry, academia, and government organizations, to include Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS), and open source technologies. You will also consider custom approaches to solve challenging problems in sensing. Additionally, you will provide systems engineering recommendations and assist with the planning and execution of development efforts for complex sensor systems, and systems of systems. Ideal candidates will apply their analytical skills to a broad range of systems engineering activities in support of Northrop Grumman projects and programs.

In short, the position requires a flexible, versatile, and innovative individual who is well-versed across a range of technical subjects and disciplines related to radar, mastery of a few, and an eagerness for continued learning and collaboration with team members.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal Radar Systems Engineer:

  • 9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or other applicable STEM field; 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree in a corresponding field; 4 years of relevant experience with a PhD

  • Active DoD Secret clearance to start and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret once employed.

  • Experience in Radar signal processing

  • Experience with MATLAB/PYTHON or equivalent programming/analysis languages

  • Familiar in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS

  • Familiar in using a discrepancy management tool, such as Jira, Bugzilla, etc.

Preferred Qualifications for a Senior Principal Radar Systems Engineer:

  • TS/SCI security clearance, or ability to obtain and maintain one after employment

  • Experience with MATLAB, Python, C/C++, Fortran and equivalent programming languages

  • Substantial domain subject matter expertise and extensive experience in multiple areas:

    • Systems Engineering

    • Radar principles

    • Radar system modeling, simulation, and performance analysis

    • Radar waveforms and digital signal processing (DSP) methods

    • Radar imaging and processing techniques

    • Radar antenna and active electronically scanned array (AESA) system principles, digital beamforming, and array processing

    • Electronic Protection (EP) and clutter mitigation principles

    • Principles of object detection, tracking, classification and related algorithms

    • Algorithm development and testing

    • High Performance Computing /Parallelization techniques

    • Multi-static radar principles

    • Business development

    • Innovative technology concept development

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As an employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package which including:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Education Assistance
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Employee Discounts
Flexible schedules on some programs, like the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of workFor more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more Link: https://benefits.northropgrumman.com

Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.