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Sr. Principal Optical Design & Radiometry Systems Engineer (Clearance Required)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Azusa
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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 we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. 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's Space Systems Sector, Strategic Space Systems Division in Azusa CA, is in need of a Sr. Principal (Level 4) systems engineer with an emphasis in optical design and IR radiometry for the next generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) space program to perform key assignments developing and testing several new payloads over the next several years. The position requires solid payload systems technical knowledge with experience in optical modelling, IR radiometric calibration and analysis, tool development, integration and test design and support, and performance simulations and modelling. Technical understanding in payload operations and the OPIR missile defense mission are strongly recommended.Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 9+ years of exempt level engineering experience in data processing, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field & 7+ years of exempt level engineering experience in data processing, OR a PhD & 4 years of experience
  • Experience with curve fitting, detection theory, digital signal processing (DSP) or image processing
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held attainable and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Preferred Qualifications
    • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Optics
    • 10+ years of exempt level engineering experience in the design and testing of EO/IR payload systems
    • Knowledge of and experience with the SBIRS Program
    • Experience with IR radiometric analysis, calibration, testing, modeling & simulations
    • Experience with optical system design and analysis
    • Familiarity with commonly used tools in both MS Windows & Unix environments
    • Proficiency in MATLAB
    • Experience with Python, Perl, C++, Unix/Linux
    • Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required. Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.

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