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Sr. Principal Systems Modeling Simulation Engineer w/ Active Clearance (Algorithm Development)

Requisition ID: R10091670

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Northridge, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 is currently seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Modeling Simulation Engineer located at our Northridge, CA. location.

Northrop Grumman Defense Sector – Advanced Weapons Business Unit, Advanced Programs (AP) is designing, developing, integrating, and testing new capability for future  advanced missile systems for the current and future battlespace.

This position is to oversee the design, development, integration, and testing of various Active RF sensors into these missile systems under the Guidance IPT.

  • The successful candidate is the primary technical interface between AP and active seeker suppliers.

  • They will work with Global Supply Chain as they interface with supplier Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and be responsible for technical reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Guidance IPT Lead, and the Customer's System Design and Seeker SMEs.

  • Candidates should have experience in:

    • RF propagation from X through W bands

    • Analog & digital signal processing

    • Multipath

    • Ground clutter

    • Radar receiver architecture

    • Traditional and modern signal processing techniques

    • Complex and adverse electromagnetic environments

    • RF "backend processing" and integration with the platform

    • Radar integration with other RF sensors

    • Radar and signal processing modeling & simulation

  • This position will require up to 25% travel.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Electronics Engineering to include a background in Radar/RF, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Electronics Engineering to include a background in Radar/RF, OR a Ph.D. AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Electronics Engineering to include a background in Radar/RF. 

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance. 

  • Must be on-site in Northridge, CA

  • Background in two or more of the following:

    • Radar design

    • Radar developmental testing

    • Radar integration and test

    • Traditional and modern Radar modes

    • Radar system modeling (IQ through signal processing and tracking)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Current/Active Special Program Access (SAP)

  • Background in the following:

    • Radar Integration, Assembly, Test and Checkout (IAT&C)

    • Radar IAT&C facility and special test equipment requirements

    • Sensor performance validation

    • Complex electromagnetics

    • Advanced signal processing techniques

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.