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Staff EO/IR Systems Engineer Electronics

Requisition ID: R10041009

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, 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, 25% 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 Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Staff EO/IR Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Electronics & Payloads organization. This role is located in Melbourne FL.

The selected candidate will coordinate the engineering activities associated with the development activities for an electro-optical/infrared sensor system capability or set of capabilities. This role will report directly to the EO/IR Subsystems Lead.

The successful candidate must have a background in the concepts and implementation of EO/IR systems and image processing. This position will be required to support program planning, sensor requirements derivation, specification development, system verification, Supplier management, and to support program milestone planning, reviews, and execution.  The position is expected to provide leadership for developing requirements and verification materials, development of ICD’s between entities, and coordinating with operational analysis and air vehicle integration activities.  

The Candidate will contribute to high-visible activities and have opportunities to periodically demonstrate integrated capabilities to sector leadership and high value customers. Some travel will be required.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs technical planning, system integration studies, verification and validation analysis, risk and opportunities planning, performance and integration trades.

  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies.

  • Direct customer and supplier interaction to include regular presentations and detailed analysis of sensor design

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and at least 14 years of experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM and 12 years of experience OR a PhD and 9 years of experience.

  • Must have direct EO/IR Sensor Engineering experience.

  • Must have experience in requirements development and specification generation.

  • Must have strong technical writing and communication skills. Flexibility to evolving program environments.

  • Must have a proven ability to communicate with suppliers and other IPTs.

  • Must have experience in Software Development lifecycle.

  • Must have an Active DOD Top Secret clearance and able to obtain and maintain program access

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prefer engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, or Engineering Physics.

  • Experience in Distributed EO/IR systems.

  • Proven ability to brief technical presentations to stakeholders.

  • Familiarity in Agile and Digital Engineering processes

  • Demonstrated ability to be granted a Special Access clearance


Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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.