Principal Research Development Engineer (TS/SCI)

Requisition ID: 21003928

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Warrenton, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Principal Research Development Engineer to work with our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Northern Virginia. The selected candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Business Unit, and will be responsible for initiating, designing, executing and documenting research projects as well as developing/fabricating the resulting products for our customers. #LI-DP1

What qualification’s you’ll need to have in order to be considered:
  • An active TS/SCI is required.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Polygraph is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a visual arts discipline, plus 5 years of related experience (4 years of additional experience in lieu of degree). Or, 3 years of related experience with a Master’s degree. Or, 0 years with a PhD.
  • Demonstrated artistic hand skill ability with 5 years’ experience sculpting, carving, assembling, modeling, and casting, using a variety of additive and subtractive techniques and tools.
  • Materials Science familiarity (structure and composition of materials, tailoring properties to create custom or new materials with specific properties for specific uses)
  • Understanding of visual perspective, proportion and composition, including knowledge of anatomical structure of the body, musculoskeletal function, and proportions of the human head and face.
  • 5 years’ experience with computer-aided devices such as 3D modeling (Zbrush, Maya, Blender, etc.), photogrammetric and laser scanning, digital design, prototyping, and/or other computer graphics.
  • Capable of responding well to feedback, as well as working well either as part of a team or independently.
Our Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI w/Polygraph clearance strongly preferred
  • Experience with forensic reconstruction is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to coordinate interdepartmental activities across multiple projects to meet deadlines
  • Experience in processes common in a prototyping facility
  • Willingness to learn and keep current with new software and materials science techniques

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 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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.