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AI SW Engineer/Principal AI SW Engineer

Requisition ID: R10063258

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Morrisville, North Carolina, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for a AI Engineer Software / Principal Engineer Software to support a cloud based Ground System in Morrisville, NC

Roles and Responsibilities: Defines, develops, and delivers novel mathematical and statistical modeling and algorithm development to tackle the challenges of prediction, optimization, and classification. Applies machine learning algorithms to large sets of structured and unstructured data to solve a broad range of problems that include applications in pattern recognition, target detection and tracking, machine learning and decision systems, and robotic systems. Prototypes advanced artificial intelligence techniques to stretch the capability of autonomous systems research and development programs. Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Collaborates with cross-functional team to deploy machine learning algorithms to prototype testing and production. Ensures software standards are met. May use system-of-systems and multi-agent approaches to architect and design AI software systems. Works closely with AI Systems Engineers to understand program intent, system capabilities, and output requirements. May design software-systems, applications, and data architectures that directly implement AI techniques to support achieving better reliability, precision, accuracy, and speed to meet performance requirements.

This position can also be filled by an AI SW Engineer/Principal AI SW Engineer depending on qualifying skillsets.

Basic Qualifications:

  • SW Engineer: Bachelors in Science with 2 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields and with applicable work experience in DSP development and/or in the design and implementation of software for DSP/SIGINT systems.

  • Principal SW Engineer: 5 Years of experience with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.

  • Experience with algorithm implementations in MATLAB and software development in C, C++ and/or Python.

  • Applicable work experience in DSP, ML/AI, or scheduler development and/or in the design and implementation of software for related systems.

  • A demonstrated ability to perform innovative, applied research and develop sophisticated algorithms under computational or other resource constraints.

  • Proven experience with Monte Carlo analysis and physical modeling of systems.

  • Experience with conventional software engineering principles, including code maintenance, coding standards, and version control.

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance or higher with a willingness to obtain a poly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with formulating innovative solutions to algorithm development, initiating and fostering client relationships, and executing projects in compliance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

  • Proven experience in developing rapid prototype solutions from concept to design, implementation, initial testing, and integration.

  • Proven experience with open source computer vision and machine learning libraries

  • Unix/Linux operating systems, and multi-threaded/parallel computing is of additional benefit.

  • Proven experience with presenting and speaking at customer demonstrations, symposia, and conferences.

  • US Citizen with an active or current TS/SCI with Poly


Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 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.