Principal/ Sr. Principal Radar Systems Engineer (Advanced Mission Capabilities)Linthicum, MD

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Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for Systems Engineers to join our Advanced Mission Capabilities Systems Engineering team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Linthicum/Baltimore, MD campus to fill roles on multiple development programs. Qualified candidates will apply strong systems engineering knowledge and understanding in the areas of algorithm development, signal processing, performance modeling, and sensor simulation working with various Systems, Hardware, and Software teams. We encourage our engineers to be innovative in solving problems and identifying improvements.

*This position requires 100% on-site work due security constraints.

*This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting.

Roles & Responsibilities : This position is primarily engaged in the development and fielding of advanced signal processing techniques, algorithms and system performance models of Multifunction Radar sensors. Key features of operation include the design and modeling of signal processing algorithms to implement and support a wide variety of modes, such as search and track waveforms, identification and recognition, imaging, and electronic surveillance measure returns. This can also include designing models of RF architectures and environment, allowing accurate determination of mode performance.

Candidates should be highly motivated engineers who can work both independently and in team environments. At the Systems Engineer (T03/ T04) level, the individual will be expected to work with some guidance from staff engineers and mentors to independently solve technical challenges. Systems Engineers at this level will also start to have some interactions across discipline and organizational boundaries as well as customer interaction through presentations and working group meetings. Early in the system lifecycle, systems engineers develop parametric representations, visualizations and data driven analysis to support sensor requirements definition and use case validation.

Progressing past analysis and design, Northrop Grumman Systems Engineers also support the integration of sensor modes and algorithms from digital simulation environments to sensor labs to our on-site fleet of specially modified test aircraft. Throughout this process, our Systems Engineers engage with our customers to balance their functional and performance requirements with other sensor functionality to enable true multi-function operation.

Principal Systems Engineer Required Experience: 5 years with Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline - Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Math, or other related technical curriculum (see position summary); 3 years with a Master's Degree; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Obtain DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting (or have Active clearance already)

  • Able to obtain approval for special access programs prior to starting

  • Experience with MATLAB for modeling and data analysis

  • Experience with algorithms and techniques for RF sensor signal processing

  • Experience in C++, or equivalent programming/analysis languages

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes and effective communication skills.

  • US Citizenship is required.

Senior Principal Systems Engineer Required Experience: 9 years with Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline - Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Math, or other related technical curriculum (see position summary); 7 years with a Master's Degree; 4 years with a Ph.D; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Obtain DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting (or have Active clearance already)

  • Able to obtain approval for special access programs prior to starting

  • Experience with MATLAB for modeling and data analysis

  • Experience with algorithms and techniques for RF sensor signal processing

  • Experience in C++, or equivalent programming/analysis languages

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes and effective communication skills.

  • US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • Has been previously or is currently approved for special access programs

  • Master's Degree in previously stated areas with included electives in Radar techniques, filtering, and signal processing

  • Higher level experience developing sensor simulations or algorithms for RF sensors

  • Greater programming experience developing with MATLAB and C/C++ in Windows and Linux environments

  • Proficiency with optimal estimation algorithms, sensor waveforms, adaptive processing, or AI/ML algorithm development

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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.

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.

*This position is contingent upon the ability to obtain/maintain DoD Secret Clearance and Special Program Access (SAP) prior to starting.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

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.