Systems Engineer - Algorithms & Signal Processing
Requisition ID: R10120031
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 2
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for Systems Engineers to join our Emerging Capabilities Systems Engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Linthicum/Baltimore, MD campus to fill roles on multiple development programs. Qualified candidates will apply strong systems engineering knowledge and understanding in the areas of algorithm development, signal processing, performance modeling, and sensor simulation working with various Systems, Hardware, and Software teams. We encourage our engineers to be innovative in solving problems and identifying improvements.
*This position requires up to 100% on-site work due security constraints.
*This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting.
Roles & Responsibilities: This position is primarily engaged in the development and fielding of advanced signal processing techniques, algorithms and system performance models of Multifunction Radar, EW, passive EOIR and Ladar (Lidar) sensors. Key features of operation include the design and modeling of signal processing algorithms to implement and support a wide variety of modes, such as search and track waveforms, identification and recognition, imaging, and electronic surveillance measure returns. This can also include designing models of EOIR and RF architectures and environment, allowing accurate determination of mode performance.
Candidates should be highly motivated engineers who can work both independently and in team environments. At the Systems Engineer (T02) level, the individual will be expected to work with some guidance from staff engineers and mentors to independently solve technical challenges. Systems Engineers at this level will also start to have some interactions across discipline and organizational boundaries as well as customer interaction through presentations and working group meetings. 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 algorithms from digital simulation environments to sensor labs to our on-site fleet of specially modified test aircraft. Throughout this process, our Systems Engineers engage with our customers to balance their functional and performance requirements with other sensor functionality to enable true multi-function operation.
- Obtain DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting (or have Active clearance already)
- Able to obtain approval for special access programs prior to starting
- 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 1-2 years relevant experience (see position summary)
- Experience with MATLAB for modeling and data analysis
- Experience with algorithms and techniques for EOIR and/or RF sensor signal processing
- Experience in C++, or equivalent programming/analysis languages
- Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes and effective communication skills.
- US Citizenship is required.
- Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
- Has been previously or is currently approved for special access programs
- Master's Degree in previously stated areas with included electives in Ladar or Radar techniques, filtering, and signal processing - 0-2 years relevant experience
- Higher level experience developing sensor simulations or algorithms for EOIR and/or RF sensors
- Greater programming experience developing with MATLAB and C/C++ in Windows and Linux environments
- Proficiency with optimal estimation algorithms, sensor waveforms, adaptive processing, or AI/ML algorithm development
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.
This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting.
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.
What's great about
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
- 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.