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Staff EO/IR Sensors Architect

Requisition ID: R10048975

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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’s Aeronautics Systems sector has an exciting career opportunity for a Staff EO/IR Sensors Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.  This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.  

The selected candidate is responsible for the creation of a proposal, representing Mission Systems IPT, in coordination with the proposal capture manager and program manager.  The selected candidate is responsible for: writing sections of a Technical Volume that require EO/IR Sensors content; developing and integrating sections of the program  Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS); researching and leveraging past performance to develop and defend the Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for the Cost Volume. The selected candidate must be resourceful and highly motivated to participate in a fast paced dynamic capture campaign. Candidate will contribute to high-visibility activities and have opportunities to periodically demonstrate integrated capabilities to sector leadership and high value customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with peer Subsystem Architects within Mission Systems in tech volume development

  • Author sections of the volume that detail EOIR Sensors architecture, maintainability, integration to air vehicle, and overall sensor operations within Mission Systems Suite

  • Identify and review relevant past performance data in effort to develop sound BOEs

  • Develop Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), identify dependencies with other IPTs

  • Support development of the Cost Volume

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 14 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a Master's degree AND 12 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a PhD degree AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.

  • Must have experience with EOIR Sensors design for IRST and Wide Area Search applications.

  • Must be interested in new business development and capture related activities.

  • Must have strong technical writing and communication skills, and willingness to be flexible in evolving program environments. 

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 6 years).

  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with developing and presenting technical documentation and briefings to the customer and organization leadership

  • Experience in new business development and proposal management, from capture planning to proposal delivery

  • Active in-scope Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR)


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.