(On-Site) Sr Principal Engineer Systems - Radiometric Theory (Clearance Required)
Requisition ID: R10123145
- Category: Engineering
- Location: Azusa, California, 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: 1
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!
Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector, Strategic Space Systems Division in Azusa CA, is in need of a qualified sr. principal (level 4) systems engineer with an emphasis in IR radiometry for the next generation of Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) space program to perform key assignments developing and testing several new payloads over the next several years.
This role will report on-site daily to our Azusa, CA campus.
The position requires a deep background in radiometric theory and concepts with fundamental understanding of the physics behind radiometry, a background in related radiometric hardware (focal planes, telescopes, ICUs) with ability to quickly learn how the hardware operates, ability to understand and update radiometric models including any findings from lower level tests on eventual radiometric requirement sell off, and understanding of radiometric technical performance measures.
• Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 9 years of exempt level engineering experience in data processing, OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM field & 7 years of exempt level engineering experience in data processing
• Experience with curve fitting, detection theory, digital signal processing (DSP) or image processing
• Experience with MATLAB
• Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.
• 9 years of exempt level engineering experience in the design and testing of EO/IR payload systems
• Knowledge of and experience with the SBIRS Program
• Experience with IR radiometric analysis, calibration, testing, modeling & simulations
• Experience with optical system design and analysis
• Familiarity with commonly used tools in both MS Windows & Unix environments
• Proficiency in MATLAB
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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.