Consulting Engineer Optical

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Consulting Engineer Optical to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence... The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Electronics & Payloads Directorate.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Lead the development ofarchitectures and requirements for emergingEO/IR sensor systems
Lead multi-disciplinary teams to design active and passive sensor payloads
Take responsibility for attracting and obtaining new company business, including leadership roles on proposals and captures

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution
Minimum of 20 years of active or passive EO/IR sensor development experience in an aerospace environment; or 18 years of active or passive EO/IR sensor development experience with a STEM Master's degree; or 15 years of active or passive EO/IR sensor development experience with a STEM PhD
Experience developing architectures and system requirements for active or passive EO/IR sensor
Experience leading the design and development of space-based active or passive EO/IR sensors
Experience developing and delivering active or passive EO/IR space hardware
Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics with 25 or more years of active or passive EO/IR sensor development experience in an aerospace environment; or M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics with 23 years or more years of active or passive EO/IR sensor development experience in an aerospace environment; or B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics with 20 years or more years of active or passive EO/IR sensor development experience in an aerospace environment;
Demonstrated new business capture leadership
Demonstrated intellectual property development related to EO/IR sensor technology, including patents, publications, etc

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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