Staff Applied Math Engineer (Clearance Required)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: November 17, 2022
Staff Applied Math Engineer (Clearance Required)
- Location:Azusa, California, United States of America
- Clearance Type: Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
- Positions Available: 1 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.
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. The
Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman
Space Systems 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.Northrop
Grumman in Azusa, CA specializes in Overhead Persistent Infrared
(OPIR) space programs that delivers timely, reliable and accurate
missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key
decision makers. The programs enhance global missile launch
detection capability, support the nation's missile defense system,
expand the country's technical intelligence gathering capacity and
bolster situational awareness for warfighters on the
battlefield.Northrop Grumman in Azusa needs qualified system (level
5) engineers with an emphasis in applied math to fill Line-of-Sight
(LOS), image processing, data exploitation algorithms development,
testing and tuning needs on OPIR programs. Strong mathematics
background in numerical methods and statistics strong desired.
Northrop Grumman has many payloads in different stages of their
life including proposal and design, requirements and verification,
ground testing and calibration, launch and on-orbit testing and
calibration, and sustainment and anomaly resolution. Work may
include payload design, payload and space vehicle integration and
test, analyzing LOS calibration system performance for on-orbit
payloads as well as in support of flight readiness test activities
for payload and ground systems.Ideal candidate will have a
technical understanding of LOS calibration techniques such as
mechanical and optical misalignment compensation in a space
environment, calibration errors associated with gyros, IMUs, and
optical encoders, understanding of orbital mechanics and commonly
used orbital reference frames and time systems; a working knowledge
of Kalman filtering and least squares estimation techniques is
strongly desired.Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in a STEM field plus 14 or more years of
relevant work experience, OR a Master's degree in a STEM field with
12 years of experience, OR a PhD in a STEM field with 9 years of
- Professional or coursework experience in the area applied
- Moderate written, oral and presentation communication
- Active & current DoD Secret clearance.
- Professional experience with applied mathematics for embedded
systems and numerical error analysis..
- Proficiency with Mathworks MATLAB.
- Experience with typical electro-optical pointing hardware such
as encoders, resolvers, inertial measurement units, motors, as well
as pointing and control flight software constructs such as onboard
attitude propagation and calibration, motor control, and anomaly,
diagnostic, and resolution applications.
- Technical understanding in LOS calibration techniques and
working knowledge of Kalman filtering and least squares estimation
- Proficiency in MATLAB and object oriented programming.
- Understanding of payload operations in relation to OPIR.
- Familiarity with commonly used tools in both MS Windows & Unix
- Active Top Secret Clearance. Salary Range: $156,000 USD -
$234,000 USD 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.
- Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity,
cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
- Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions
that protect the world and shape a better future.
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and
paid time off.Did you know?Northrop Grumman leads the industry team
for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex
and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021,
the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology,
and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our
understanding of the universe.
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