Senior Principal GNC Engineer
Requisition ID: R10044614
- Category: Engineering
Location: Melbourne, FL, USA | El Segundo, CA, USA | San Diego, CA, USA +2 more
- Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: SAP
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Positions Available: 1
Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Senior Principal GNC Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The position can be located in Melbourne, Florida; El Segundo, California; or San Diego, California and can be hired at a higher grade based on experience.
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. Conduct non-linear six-degree-of-freedom and linear stability & control analyses. Generate embedded software for design, code, and test.
- Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 9 years’ experience, Master’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 7 years' experience
- Experience with at least one of the following:
- Control system design and stability analysis
- Linear and non-linear 6DOF modeling and simulation analysis
- Mission analysis and validation
- VMS architecture development
- Avionics or Electrical systems
- 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.
- Knowledge of fixed-wing aircraft flight sciences, e.g. aerodynamics, propulsion, loads & dynamics, and etc.
- Experience designing and analyzing control systems for fixed wing aircraft to meet system and subsystem requirements
- Exposure in a team technical leadership role
- Experience with advanced systems and the development of new aircraft
- Active DOD Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain and maintain program access
This position reports to Melbourne, FL, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 2 locations listed above.
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.
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