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GNC Engineer/Principal GNC Engineer

Requisition ID: R10042095

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 5

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 has an opening for a GNC Engineer / Principal GNC Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

 

Design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms, software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control (GNC) of manned aircraft.  Develop control laws to meet air vehicle performance, flying qualities and stability margin requirements, both on ground and in flight.  Design pilot relief autopilot and associated logic functions.  Develop air vehicle system linear and non-linear dynamic simulation models and integrate models into software and hardware-in-the-loop simulation environments.  Perform performance and flying qualities analysis.  Support pilot-in-the-loop simulation handling qualities testing. Analyze air vehicle flight test data and support flight test activities. Develop subsystem and software level requirements for flight critical software. Perform low level unit software verification testing. Perform subsystem requirement verification activities in a hardware-in-the-loop simulation environment.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • The basic qualifications for a GNC Engineer are a Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with 2 years of experience, or a Master’s degree in STEM
  • The basic qualifications for a Principal GNC Engineer are a Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, Master’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 3 years' experience
  • Knowledge of fixed-wing aircraft flight dynamics
  • Experience using linear control principles and tools to design feedback control systems
  • Experience analyzing non-linear simulations of aircraft closed-loop dynamics
  • Experience using MATLAB to create, process, analyze, and visually represent data  
  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.


Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Experience designing control laws for piloted fixed wing aircraft, performing handling qualities analyses, and pilot-in-loop evaluations
•    Working knowledge of MIL-STD-1797 flying qualities requirements
•    Experience using Simulink to model dynamical systems

•    Experience using Simulink Test to verify low level software requirements

•    Experience using DOORS to document and trace requirements

•    Experience creating and executing requirement verification test procedures

•    C/C++ Programming Skills
•    Python Programming Skills


Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.