Consulting AI and Radar Software EngineerLinthicum, MD

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.

As an integral part of our part of Northrop Grumman's AI Engineering and Radar ATR group in Mission Systems Engineering focused on the increasingly important technology areas of automatic target recognition, sensor fusion, advanced exploitation, cognitive mission management, and sensor resource management.

This position requires up to 100% on-site work in the Linthicum/Baltimore, Maryland campus and the ability to pass an enhanced security review

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and participate in multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams and contribute to the advancement of novel artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for today's warfighter

  • Define, Develop, and deliver mathematical & statistical modeling and algorithm development to tackle the challenges of prediction, optimization, and classification

  • Apply machine learning algorithms to large sets of structured and unstructured data to solve a broad range of advanced exploitation problems that include applications in pattern recognition, target detection, tracking, and decision systems

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deploy machine learning algorithms to both prototype and production systems. For example, today, there is often a significant gap between prototype systems (supported by server-farm trained neural networks) and the production systems that we deploy to, which often consist of less processing power than a typical smart phone. Bridging this gap will be a significant component of this role.

  • Design, develop and analyze signal and image processing algorithms for exploitation of sensor data.

  • Works closely with the customer community, including the warfighter, to understand program intent, system capabilities, and output requirements

  • May design software-systems, applications, and data architectures that directly implement AI techniques to support achieving better reliability, precision, accuracy, and speed to meet performance requirements

  • May design software-systems, applications, and data architectures that directly implement AI techniques to support achieving better reliability, precision, accuracy, and speed to meet performance requirements.

  • Additional tasks include defining software and system interfaces, system integration and testing, and field support of experiments and demonstrations including flight tests

  • Work products include written reports, presentations, and project proposals. Occasional travel for meetings and flight test exercises will be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 20 years of experience, a Master's degree with 18 years of experience or a PhD with 15 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • U.S Citizenship required

  • Active Top Secret/ SAP/SCI clearance required prior to access

  • Proven expertise in remote sensing, including active radar imaging

  • Strong working knowledge of red force threat systems

  • Proven experience with formulating innovative solutions to algorithm development, initiating and fostering client relationships, and executing projects in compliance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

  • Proven experience in developing rapid prototype solutions from concept to design, implementation, initial testing, and integration.

  • Proven experience with presenting and speaking at customer demonstrations, symposia, and conferences.

  • The demonstrated ability to perform innovative, applied research, and to develop sophisticated algorithms under computational or other resource constraints.

  • Proven experience with conventional software engineering principles, including code maintenance, coding standards, and version control.

  • Proven experience with algorithm implementations in MATLAB and software development in C, C++, Python, and/or Objective C.

  • Proven experience with open-source computer vision and machine learning libraries (e.g., OpenCV, TensorFlow, and Caffe), Unix/Linux operating systems, and multi-threaded/parallel computing.

This position is contingent upon the successful transfer of an active DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $234,800 - $352,200

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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