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Sr Principal Engineer Systems – AI/ML

Requisition ID: R10078273

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Warner Robins, Georgia, 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, 10% 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.

NG is looking for a full-time Senior Engineer with a strong background in artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithm. There are two potential focus areas for this position: automatic target recognition and location estimation from terrain/imagery. A background in one of those two focus areas is preferred.

The candidate will perform in a team of cross-discipline engineers and be responsible for requirements, integration, and test planning for complex AI/ML solutions. The candidate will collaborate with hardware engineers/equipment providers in the establishing hardware baselines; with software engineers on algorithm design and implementation; and with test engineers to provide lab testing and field demonstration capabilities.

Other activities will include:

  • Utilize experience & domain knowledge in AI/ML to lead, manage, & guide a small team of engineers to improve existing capabilities and benchmark performance

  • Rapidly prototype and demonstrate solutions to customers

  • Iteratively incorporate feedback from live test events to improve the solution

  • Work with outside teams to incorporate AI/ML solutions in larger programs/systems

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM Degree) with a minimum of 9 years of applicable experience with a BS or 7 years with a MS

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

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

  • Experience working directly with stakeholders to develop/test a product

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

Desired Requirements

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

  • Demonstrated experience with automatic target recognition or location estimation

  • Experience with taking AI/ML solutions from a lab to fielded environment

  • Current DoD Secret Security Clearance


Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.