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Northrop Grumman Engineer Systems Modeling Simulation 2/3 - Electrical / Controls in Elkton, Maryland

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a System Modeling Simulation Engineer / Principal System Modeling Simulation Engineer for our Elkton, Maryland , San Jose, California or Palm Beach Gardens, Florida locations.

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The Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers. The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA. The San Jose facility specializes in motion control systems and the design and development of prototype control components such as electromechanical actuators, control electronics, and embedded software and firmware.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr. System Modeling Simulation Engineer to develop system performance models and control algorithms for embedded motion control systems application based on specifications and goal-oriented objectives. This position is responsible for the design, development, creation and modification of control algorithms and test environments, and verification of compliance to system level requirements. Coordinates with members of multi-functional teams to develop innovative solutions for implementation of control algorithms within embedded flight electronics hardware.

Qualifications:

This position can be filled at either the System Modeling Simulation Engineer or Principal System Modeling Simulation Engineer level, depending on years of experience and qualifications.

Basic Qualifications System Modeling Simulation Engineer:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (with a controls specialization), or Controls Engineering (or similar degree / experience) from an accredited college with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience; or Master's degree

  • Experience working with 3-Phase Brushless DC Torque Motors: Drive Logic and Power Electronics

  • Experience with the implementation of various BLDC control architectures utilizing Field Oriented Control and Space Vector Modulation.

  • Experience with resolver, encoder, and LVDT signal processing.

  • Strong experience with Matlab and Simulink modeling and programming.

  • Experience developing real time control systems

  • Defines development test plans and methods to ensure a robust design is achieved and validates the design against customer, internal and regulatory / government requirements.

  • Has strong analytical skills and the ability organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks.

  • Is able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Comfortable in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment.

  • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively to cross-functional team members. Has strong writing skills and is proficient at documenting design and analysis reports as well as test reports.

  • Position may require occasional travel to meet with various customers, in both government and industry, and to interface with suppliers.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.

Basic Qualifications Principal System Modeling Simulation Engineer:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (with a controls specialization), or Controls Engineering (or similar degree / experience) from an accredited college with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years professional experience with a related Master's degree or PhD in Engineering & 0 years.

  • Experience working with 3-Phase Brushless DC Torque Motors: Drive Logic and Power Electronics

  • Experience with the implementation of various BLDC control architectures utilizing Field Oriented Control and Space Vector Modulation.

  • Experience with resolver, encoder, and LVDT signal processing.

  • Strong experience with Matlab and Simulink modeling and programming.

  • Experience developing real time control systems

  • Defines development test plans and methods to ensure a robust design is achieved and validates the design against customer, internal and regulatory / government requirements.

  • Has strong analytical skills and the ability organize/prioritize job assignments and tasks.

  • Is able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Comfortable in a fast paced, rapidly changing, short turn-around environment.

  • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively to cross-functional team members. Has strong writing skills and is proficient at documenting design and analysis reports as well as test reports.

  • Position may require occasional travel to meet with various customers, in both government and industry, and to interface with suppliers.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Skills:

  • Applies research to the planning, design, development and testing of control laws and control systems for use in space and military applications. Is able to develop design solutions to meet difficult performance requirements.

  • Develops detailed specifications from high level design goals and performs analysis of the hardware, system environment and design goals to enable selection and implementation of the desired system topology.

  • Presents assigned work at program technical reviews, proposals, or other technical meetings.

  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills to work effectively within a development team to understand system level interdependencies and design constraints.

  • Experience with the use of various FPGAs and the development of HDL code within the corresponding IDE.

  • Experience working in a cross functional environment (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering, test engineering, production engineering, etc.) to translate customer requirements and functional block diagrams into realized control models. Review and update control system requirements to meet system level performance objectives. Conduct trade studies and identify and present alternate design options.

  • Experience with Systems Engineering principles

  • Experience with following standards: NPR7150.2, DO-178C, DO-254, CMMI.

  • Experience in programming in C / C++.

  • Knowledge of Open System Architecture (OSA) and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

This position falls under a Federal Explosives License issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for this location. Candidates hired into this role will be required to complete and submit an Employee Possessor Questionnaire to ATF for approval to be a possessor

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering

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