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Northrop Grumman Principal Data Scientist - Manufacturing Technology in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Our Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Principal Data Scientist to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will support our Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation development team and will be located in Palmdale, CA.

Our organization is currently working to build a revolutionary kind of production factory, an IIoT Smart Factory, and we need your help to shape the foundation! As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation team, you will identify, develop and implement data analytics, and machine learning technologies for production within our Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation organization. The role will define, develop, and design manufacturing concepts and processes for production applications of manufacturing technologies with a focus on digital manufacturing technologies and applications including, but not limited to, point of use work instructions, industrial internet of things (IIoT), and data analytics solutions for manufacturing processes.

The position requires a strong understanding of computer and database systems as well as data analytics workflows. You will need to be familiar with data ETL processes and standard machine learning techniques. The position requires strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. Strong written and oral communication skills are required as the position involves extensive interfacing with internal and external customers, program offices, engineering disciplines, and industry suppliers. You must have a proven ability to drive business results with your data-based insights. The role will require the individual to be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The desired candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.

Essential Job Functions :

  • Develop analytical models to support manufacturing operations

  • Perform in-depth data analysis and report findings

  • Build and support dashboards / visuals

  • Support ETL Pipelines as needed

  • Assess new technologies and software platforms to assist in development of IIoT capability

  • Support project management and planning as required

  • Communicate advanced concepts and information in an understandable manner for audiences of varying levels of competency. Continuous interface with stakeholders and customers is required.

  • Support and enforce the Agile methodology and framework used by the project team

  • Keeps current on advances in the field of IIoT with demonstrating strategic big picture thinking.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 5 years' experience with information systems, data analytics and/or computer programming; OR Master's Degree in STEM with 3 years' experience with information systems, data analytics and/or computer programming; OR PhD STEM

  • Bachelor's Degree (non-STEM) with 7 years' of experience with information system, data analytics and/or computer programming; OR Master's Degree (non-STEM) with 5 years' experience with information systems, data analytics and/or computer programming; OR PhD (non-STEM) with 2 years' experience with information systems, data analytics and/or computer programming;

  • Experience with one or more: Python, R, C, C++, Java, JavaScript

  • Experience with querying databases and defining schemas (MS SQL)

  • Experience with high volume production ETL pipelines

  • Strong problem solving skills with an emphasis on production environments

  • Experience working with and creating data architectures

  • Experience manipulating data using pandas, NumPy, or similar

  • Experience building analytical models using scikit, SciPy, or similar

  • Experience with version control software such as Git

  • Experience with data visualization tools using Tableau or similar

  • Experience with Command Line / Terminal scripting

  • Ability to perform data analysis and report findings

  • Proven ability to learn and master new technologies and techniques

  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office Products

  • Self-starter who is able to work with minimal direction

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • STEM Degree (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Mathematical)

  • Experience in a fabrication and/or assembly manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks

  • Experience using Kepware and/or Thingworx to develop IIoT technologies

  • Experience with Javascript, HTML / CSS to support IIoT dashboards and visuals

  • Experience with machine communication protocols such as MQTT, MTConnect, OPC

  • Experience with modern ETL / Big Data tools such as Kafka, Nifi, and Spark

  • Experience building system architectures using visual tools such as Visio

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

  • Experience in the development, capture, and/or execution of R&D technology initiatives and experience in Digital Manufacturing technology applications

  • Familiarity with DFARS-NIST-800-171 specification for cyber security

  • Current active Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred

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.

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