Principal / Sr. Principal GPS Engineer

Requisition ID: 21004833

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, California
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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 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!   We are looking for you to join our team as a GPS Engineer based out of Woodland Hills, CA. As a GPS Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.   What You’ll get to Do:  
  • Work in close collaboration with Government Customers to develop advanced navigation and timing technologies, and support transition of those technologies to production.
  • 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
  • Work with leading-edge inertial navigation instruments including the highest performance accelerometers and gyroscopes to take your fusion concepts to the next level
  • Work with leading-edge software-radio systems for tracking GPS, GNSS, and other cooperative signals along with advanced signal processing techniques to extract better performance out of military GPS than conventional receivers.
  • Research and development of navigation and timing fusion algorithms such as Kalman filters, particle filters, and similar estimations algorithms.
  • Work on next generation applications like autonomous navigation, distributed sensing, proliferate low earth orbit (P-LEO) space systems, model-based system engineering, cloud-based software as a service, and swarming vehicles.
  • Design and develop navigation warfare techniques, algorithms, and software to enhance mission success in contested environments.
  • Present your ideas to internal and external groups; lead proposal activities; and represent Northrop Grumman at technical conferences and working groups.
  This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below   WOODLANDHILLS #LI-MS-105   NGFeaturedJobs

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level or a Sr. Principal Level.    Basic Qualifications for a Principal GPS Engineer are:  
  • 5 years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 3 years of Engineering experience with Masters
  • Expertise in GPS and GPS-denied system principles and concepts.
  • Experience with estimation and filtering techniques in GPS applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • GPS and GNSS Receiver design and applications
    • GPS anti-jam systems and techniques
    • Software Defined Receivers / Radio
    • Waveforms and associated signal processing algorithms analysis and development
    • RF Systems (e.g. Comms, Electronic Warfare)
    • Modeling, Simulation, Analysis and Requirements Definition of GPS Systems
  • Demonstrated technical leadership of programs and proposals in a collaborative environment to propose, plan, estimate, organize, and integrate Systems Engineering activities across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Experience with employment of CONOPS for the development of system architectures and requirements that are optimized to meet the customer’s operational needs at lowest cost.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.
  Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal GPS Engineer are:  
  • 9 years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 7 years of Engineering experience with Masters, 4 years with a PhD
  • Expertise in GPS and GPS-denied system principles and concepts.
  • Experience with estimation and filtering techniques in GPS applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • GPS and GNSS Receiver design and applications
    • GPS anti-jam systems and techniques
    • Software Defined Receivers / Radio
    • Waveforms and associated signal processing algorithms analysis and development
    • RF Systems (e.g. Comms, Electronic Warfare)
    • Modeling, Simulation, Analysis and Requirements Definition of GPS Systems
  • Demonstrated technical leadership of programs and proposals in a collaborative environment to propose, plan, estimate, organize, and integrate Systems Engineering activities across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Experience with employment of CONOPS for the development of system architectures and requirements that are optimized to meet the customer’s operational needs at lowest cost.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.
  Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Demonstrated track record of innovation and accomplishment in the field of navigation and timing with deep knowledge of relevant sensors and systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of navigation, including inertial navigation, aided navigation, and Kalman filtering.
  • Proficiency with C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, VHDL.
  • Experience working in an Agile team environment.
  • Experience applying Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and concepts to define functions and develop functional and performance requirements.
  • Experience working Government-funded R&D programs.
  • Comfortable with loosely-defined problems, have a demonstrated ability to think creatively, and draw upon a variety of sources for ideas and solutions.
  • Self-motivated and independently able to develop innovative approaches to diverse technical challenges and see them through to realization
  • Ability to effectively motivate people to work as an integrated team across sites, companies and cultures.
  • Active security clearance with current background investigation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interfacing with Customers.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing concept papers, briefings, trade studies, proposals, or similar documents.
    What We Can Offer You:   Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family.   Your benefits will include the following:   Health Plan Savings Plan Paid Time Off Additional benefits Education Assistance Training and Development 9/80 Schedule at Many Sites   https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx   Additional Northrop Grumman Information:   Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.   Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.   Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.   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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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