Sr. Principal R&D Navigation EngineerWoodland Hills, CA

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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 an R&D Navigation Engineer based out of Woodland Hills, CA. 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:

Candidate would be responsible for all aspects of design for government and internally funded sensor research and development projects. He/she would develop high accuracy and low noise sensor, inertial navigation, and GPS electronics from concept to working, performance-testable hardware, with the efficiency that R&D inherently requires. Typical responsibilities in a typical project design cycle include system architecture and trade studies, analog and digital simulation, VHDL and C coding, schematic capture and PCB layout, oversight of board fab and assembly, and lab testing and optimization. The candidate will have access to the deep technical expertise around them, but will be responsible for implementing the design down to the very details of the analog design, board layout, and firmware/logicware. Job duties are more project oriented, and less divided by skillset, so the candidate needs to be proficient at switching hats depending on the stage of the design.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years of experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline, 7 years of experience with Masters; 4 Years with a PhD

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance

  • Engineering experience or academic background in the navigation/FPNT domain, specifically in one or more of the following areas:

  • NAVWAR Algorithms

  • Timing and Distributed Clock Algorithms

  • Strapdown Inertial Navigation Systems

  • SDR or software defined radios

  • Instrument and navigation applications

  • Multi-Sensor Fusion Algorithms

  • Quantum Science

  • IMU Systems engineering

  • MEMS Instrument Engineering

  • Instrument engineering

  • Ability to work onsite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in digital design

  • MS in Electrical Engineering

  • Proficiency with C/C++ Solidworks experience a plus

  • NI Labview experience a plus

  • Experience with inertial sensors (gyros and accelerometers)

  • Experience working on government and internally funded R&D projects

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Salary Range: $133,000 - $199,600

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.

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