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Principal Radar Systems Engineer / Senior Principal Radar Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: R10094124

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Bethpage, NY, 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

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 Sector (NGMS), Systems Engineering Group, Bethpage, NY is seeking a Radar Systems Engineer to fill roles on multiple radar system programs. As the lead developer of radars for some of the most advanced systems in the U.S. arsenal, NGMS is a world leader in advanced radar systems and design. These include radars for the F-22, Joint Strike Fighter, F-16, B-1B, AWACS, MESA, G/ATOR and UAV systems such as Global Hawk.

Position Summary / Responsibilities

Radar Systems Engineers are responsible for the development of sensor system modes and advanced signal- and data-processing algorithms, from mathematical/analytical derivation through testing and verification using simulated and real sensor data. Included are topics such as sensor resource management, mode design, machine learning, multiple hypothesis tracking and statistical analysis of system performance.

  • Develop system specifications derived from customer requirements
  • Design documentation and review, reporting on progress, and presentations before management, colleagues, and customers
  • Some travel will be required for meetings and program support, as well as test and evaluation of system performance during deployment
  • May be involved with proposal writing

Basic Qualifications

The position may be filled at either the Principal or Senior Principal level. Degree should be in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a related discipline

  • Level T03 / Principal Engineer Systems qualifications:  5 Years with Bachelor’s in science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
  • Level T04 / Sr. Principal Engineer Systems qualifications:  9 Years with Bachelor’s in science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.
  • Proficiency with engineering programming languages (e.g., C/C++, MATLAB, Python)
  • Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Demonstrated analytic problem-solving skills
  • The ability to proficiently use computer tools to code algorithms and process data
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Current active DoD Secret clearance, or the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance before hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in digital-signal processing, spectral estimation, and adaptive signal processing
  • Experience with radar systems, particularly: mode design and development and/or signal and data processing
  • Experience with techniques associated multiple target tracking (e.g., Kalman filtering, multiple hypothesis logic) and multi-sensor data association and fusion

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $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.