Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineer - Atmospheric Scientist/Engineer in El Segundo, California

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a System Survivability Engineer 3 for integration and testing of survivability payloads and sensors. The qualified applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to determine how survivability technologies can best be integrated into air-based systems on an NGAS Advanced Program while managing suppliers to deliver quality products on time and on budget.

The qualified applicant has prior USAF weather or USN/USMC METOC experience. Individual should be familiar with weather impacts on aviation operations. Prior experience analyzing data in GRIB/netCDF/HDF5 formats. Strong data analysis skills is required. Experience with Matlab, LINUX/UNIX operating systems and ability to manage, process, and analyze large datasets using high performance computers is strongly desired.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Support survivability testing and data post-processing to verify survivability design of subsystems as a part of a diverse design and integration team

Execute tests using a wide variety of test equipment and test supplier

Process data and brief results to program leadership and external Customers

Support activities to manage suppliers and verify that products are built to survivability specifications

Complete his/her tasks under the guidance and direction of a senior engineer

This position is based in El Segundo, California.

Travel to support program requirements is expected, typically 10% but can be up to 20% in a heavy travel year.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline from an ABET accredited university with 5+ years of engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment OR

-Master's Degree in aSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline from an ABET accredited universitywith 3+ years of engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment

  • Previous experience in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, applied physics, atmospheric modeling or related fields

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance or higher (investigation within the last 4 years), and the ability to obtain additional special access clearances

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in atmospheric science, applied physics, or related fields are highly desirable

  • 3-5 years of experience in atmospheric sciences, atmospheric modeling, and remote sensing

  • Prior USAF weather or USN/USMC METOC experience

  • Individual should be familiar with weather impacts on aviation operations. Prior experience analyzing data in GRIB/netCDF/HDF5 formats is a plus.

  • Experience with Matlab, LINUX/UNIX operating systems and ability to manage, process, and analyze large datasets using high performance computers is strongly desired.

  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance or higher (investigation within the last 4 years)

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