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Sr Principal Electronics (EO/IR Responsible) Engineer, Military & Veterans Encouraged to apply

Requisition ID: R10102635

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an EO/IR Responsible Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Rancho Bernardo, CA campus.  This position requires a Program Security Clearance to be obtained prior to starting in the role. The selected engineer will perform as a member of an interdisciplinary team of engineers.

The selected candidate will coordinate the engineering activities associated with an electro-optical/infrared sensor system capability. This role will report directly to the Payload Sensors Technical Lead.

The successful candidate must have a background in the concepts and implementation of EO/IR system and image processing. This position will be required to support program planning, sensor operational requirements, system verification, Supplier management, and to support program milestone planning, reviews, and execution.  The position is expected to provide leadership for verification materials, new SW implementations, updates for IETMs, ICDs, Specifications and coordinating with system test team activities.

Candidate will contribute to high-visible activities and have opportunities to periodically demonstrate capabilities to high value customers. Some travel will be required.


Basic Qualifications: 

•    Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) from an accredited university and 9 or more years of experience or 7 or more years of experience with Masters or 5 or more years with PhD
•    Active DoD Top Secret clearance or DoE equivalent with ability to obtain SAR/SAP access (Active Top Secret or DoE equivalent is required to be considered for this role).  
•    Availability of 25% regional travel.
•    Excellent presentation and computer skills including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

•    Substantial experience working with a team across the following disciplines: requirements development, concept of operations, operational analysis, air vehicle design, mission systems, manufacturing, and operations.
•    A degree in Electrical/Systems/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or Physics.
•    Experience working with DoD Customer counterparts, building strong relationships and clear requirements.

Salary Range: $129,700 USD - $194,500 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

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.

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.