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Northrop Grumman Staff Signature Engineer/ OSC Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Sector is seeking a Sr. Signature Analyst/ OSC Analyst to join our team in Huntsville, AL.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Analysis team. GMD is currently the only deployed strategic system that can defend the United States from long range attack by threat ICBMs. We need a motivated and innovative candidate with experience in infrared targets and countermeasures. The candidate must have experience using Optical Signatures Code (OSC) for generating IR signatures. Ideally, the candidate should also have familiarity with common threat systems and be able to use subject matter expertise in IR modeling to assess OSC models delivered by the government.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Apply expertise in engineering/physics to support signature code analysis from OSC (Optical Signatures Code)

  • Help train and mentor other engineers in learning how to use OSC and analyze output files and results

  • Present and explain results to other engineering teams and managers

  • Will leverage their software programming knowledge to create independent tools to assist in automation and evaluation of results from the simulation. This includes tools to load the simulation on blade servers, pre-processing tools for quality checks and formatting, and post-processing tools for formatting outputs, plotting results, and analyzing results


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field and 14+ years of relevant experience or master's degree in a technical field and 12+ years of relevant experience or a PhD in a technical field and 9+ years' experience

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Experience using OSC (Optical Signatures Code) to develop IR signature data from threat models

  • Experience in modeling and/or assessing infrared targets and countermeasures

  • Experience in writing software scripts and tools to automate processes such as quality control checks, data formatting, and managing runs on a blade server cluster

  • Position requires a current Secret Clearance and U.S. citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in a technical field (engineering, science, computer science, or mathematics)

•Basic understanding of common missile defense concepts such as system and source tracks, application of radars to tracking, covariance and error, defended area, and the kill chain concept of operations

•Experience working in a missile defense program (GMD, Aegis BMD, THAAD, etc)

•Experience in using OPTISIG software tool for IR signature modeling

• Ability to write scripts in Matlab and/or Python

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.

Job Category : Engineering