Sr. Staff Guidance, Navigation, and Controls (GNC) Engineer Chandler, AZ

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.

Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

The Guidance Navigation and Controls Team is hiring for a Sr. Staff GNC Engineer located in Chandler, AZ.

The successful candidate for this position will work on a team developing and implementing algorithms for advanced seeker, track, and discrimination. The team will be responsible for developing the algorithmic set, creating a verification and validation approach, and supporting the transfer of those algorithms to fight hardware.

Position Overview

Develop requirements for algorithms

Invent new algorithms or modify algorithms techniques to meet requirements

Design algorithms and provide details of mathematics, flow, and I/O

Implement and test algorithms

Validate and verify algorithms

Invent new techniques or modify existing techniques to meet requirements

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

14 Years with BS; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD

A security clearance or the ability to obtain a security clearance is required.

A basic knowledge of digital signal processing

Basic understanding of EO radiation

Basic understanding of Focal Plane Arrays and the associated electronics

U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain a secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Linux and Linux based software development tools

Integrate complex systems that facilitate continuous build, continuous integration, continuous test, continuous deployment

Working knowledge of hardware/software analysis tools (debuggers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, emulators, etc)

Experience with space craft or launch systems software development is highly desired.

Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Previous experience with digital signal or video processing.

Previous experience with Discrimination Algorithms, Machine Learning, and/or Artificial Intelligence.

Previous experience with IR Focal Plane Arrays

Salary Range: $154,300 - $231,500

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.

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.