Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer – Research & Development

Requisition ID: R10016346

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

The Future Position Navigation and Timing (FPNT) Research and Development team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Engineer - Research & Development based out of Woodland Hills, CA.

What You’ll get to Do:

• Work with a team of navigation and timing experts in a team-based collaborative environment dedicated to advancing the state of the art in navigation. 
• Support internal Northrop Grumman R&D projects, as well as R&D projects with Government Customers such as DARPA, AFRL, ONR, and Army labs to develop advanced navigation and timing technologies.
• Analyze large quantities of sensor data to uncover, understand, and exploit complex phenomenology.
• Develop and testing new algorithms in R&D environment.  
• Prototype algorithms in MATLAB, Python, C, and/or C++. 
• Collaborate with multiple functional teams to facilitate algorithm implementation in real-time code. 
• Present technical progress at status meetings and document results via written reports.
• Apply ML and AI techniques to improve existing and newly developed algorithms.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related technical discipline with 2 years of related technical experience, or 0 years with Master’s Degree. 


• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related technical discipline with 5 years of related technical experience, or 3 years with Master’s Degree. 


• Experience creating model-based prototype solutions in MATLAB /Simulink and/or Cameo.
• Familiarity designing and implementing algorithms in MATLAB, C, C++, and/or Python.
• Demonstrated success developing solutions to technical problems. 
• Self-motivated, capable of working independently and within a team structure.
• Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD SECRET Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related technical discipline.
• Experience in any of the following areas is highly desired: data analysis, artificial intelligence/machine learning, signal processing techniques, statistical decision theory.
• Demonstrated proficiency in designing and implementing algorithm solutions. 
• Demonstrated proficiency in developing technical solutions to complex problems which require ingenuity and creativity. 
• Knowledge of the principles of Navigation.  
• Experience developing algorithm solutions for Navigation problems.
• Experience working in an Agile team environment.
• Ability to use Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and concepts to define functions and develop functional and performance requirements.
• Experience working with Government-funded R&D programs.
• Active DoD security clearance with current background investigation.

Salary Range: 81700 - 122500
Salary Range 2: 101200 - 151800

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.