Northrop Grumman Senior GPS Engineer (Principal Investigator) in Woodland Hills, California
At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!
We are looking for you to join our team as a Staff Systems Engineer based out of Woodland Hills, CA. As a Staff Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.
What You'll get to Do:
Work in close collaboration with Government Customers to develop advanced navigation and timing technologies, and support transition of those technologies to production.
Work with a team of navigation and timing experts in a team-based collaborative environment dedicated to advancing the state of the art in navigation
Apply your skills to build real-world products and capabilities well beyond purely academic or theoretical
Work with leading-edge inertial navigation instruments including the highest performance accelerometers and gyroscopes to take your fusion concepts to the next level.
Work with leading-edge software-radio systems for tracking GPS, GNSS, and other cooperative signals along with advanced signal processing techniques to extract better performance out of military GPS than conventional receivers.
Research and development of navigation and timing fusion algorithms such as Kalman filters, particle filters, and similar estimations algorithms.
Work on next generation applications like autonomous navigation, distributed sensing, proliferate low earth orbit (P-LEO) space systems, model-based system engineering, cloud-based software as a service, and swarming vehicles.
Build physics-based models and mission modeling and simulation tools to demonstrate military utility for a wide variety of applications.
Design and develop navigation warfare techniques, algorithms, and software to enhance mission success in contested environments.
Present your ideas to internal and external groups; lead proposal activities; and represent Northrop Grumman at technical conferences and working groups.
B.S. in Engineering or STEM related discipline with minimum of 14 years of relevant experience; M.S. in STEM related technical discipline with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience; PhD in STEM related discipline with 9 years of experience
Expertise in GPS and GPS-denied system principles and concepts.
Experience with estimation and filtering techniques in GPS applications.
Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
GPS and GNSS Receiver design and applications
GPS anti-jam systems and techniques
Software Defined Receivers / Radio
Waveforms and associated signal processing algorithms analysis and development
RF Systems (e.g. Comms, Electronic Warfare)
Modeling, Simulation, Analysis and Requirements Definition of GPS Systems
Demonstrated technical leadership of programs and proposals in a collaborative environment to propose, plan, estimate, organize, and integrate Systems Engineering activities across multiple engineering disciplines.
Experience with employment of CONOPS for the development of system architectures and requirements that are optimized to meet the customer's operational needs at lowest cost.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interfacing with Customers.
Demonstrated experience in preparing concept papers, briefings, trade studies, proposals, or similar documents.
Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance.
B.S. in Engineering or STEM related discipline with minimum of 20 years of relevant experience; M.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 18 years of relevant experience; PhD in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or STEM related discipline with 15 years of experience
Experience with timekeeping systems (e.g. oscillators, atomic frequency standards, frequency metrology).
Demonstrated track record of innovation and accomplishment in the field of navigation and timing with deep knowledge of relevant sensors and systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles of navigation, including inertial navigation, aided navigation, and Kalman filtering.
Proficiency with C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, VHDL.
Experience working in an Agile team environment.
Experience applying Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and concepts to define functions and develop functional and performance requirements.
Experience working Government-funded R&D programs.
Comfortable with loosely-defined problems, have a demonstrated ability to think creatively, and draw upon a variety of sources for ideas and solutions.
Self-motivated and independently able to develop innovative approaches to diverse technical challenges and see them through to realization
Ability to effectively motivate people to work as an integrated team across sites, companies and cultures.
Active security clearance with current background investigation.
What We Can Offer You:
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:
Paid Time Off
Training and Development
9/80 Schedule at Many Sites
Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.
Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.
Job Category : Engineering