Algorithm Developer

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is currently accepting applications for a Systems Engineer level 5 to support the Simultaneous Correlation of Unambiguous Tracks (SCOUT) Algorithm development effort for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The program objectives for the SCOUT effort include: the migration of prototype algorithms into a testbed environment; the development of an end to end simulation developed in MATLAB for external laboratories; the development of the tactical application software primarily written in Java, the definition of test objectives; analysis of overall system performance, supporting live MDA flight test experiments to demonstrate algorithm maturation, and the future integration of the advanced algorithms into the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

The Engineer Systems 5 position will be located in Huntsville, AL.

Position Description -

  • The position is in support of the SCOUT System Engineering (SE) Algorithm Team that is responsible for the development of an advanced physics-based algorithm for future 2020 insertion into the BMDS.
  • The candidate will support engineering trade studies, algorithm testing, development of an End to End (E2E) simulation, and the analysis of simulated threat systems, flight test experiments and other Targets of Opportunity.

This effort will also support the Advanced SCOUT Prototype (ASP) software product testing and which will provide additional techinical feedback to the algorithm development team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Interfacing with technical leads and Program Management to ensure assigned tasking meets internal and external schedules.
  • Building and developing effective technical and programmatic relationships at senior levels with the MDA/BCDV customer
  • Providing technical feedback and risks to Program Management and MDA/BCDV Leadership on execution and technical areas of focus
  • Ensuring Systems Engineering content is conveyed across the MDA Systems Engineering community in the SCOUT portion of the C2BMC Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Reviews (CDR) and other major milestone meetings.
  • The candidate must be able to create and deliver technical presentation material to the MDA customer and senior level managers
  • The SCOUT front end algorithms and the proprietary M&S Pathfinder executable that is released under a 1 year license agreement to Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), MIT/LL, GTRI, JHU/APL) and independent government labs are developed in MATLAB

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in CS, EE, IS, Math, Physics or related field and at minimum 15 years of related experience.

  • 10 years of relevant experience in a MATLAB prototyping and development environment.
  • 10 years experience in battle management and fire control research and algorithm development environment in support of DoD programs.
  • Active Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. 15 to 25 years experience. Matlab, Fortran Physics, Aerospace and Math background

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