Engineer Systems 2

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 Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers. The system enhances global missile launch detection capability, supports the nation's ballistic missile defense system, expands the country's technical intelligence gathering capacity and bolsters situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield. The SBIRS architecture includes a resilient mix of satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO), hosted payloads in HEO orbit, and ground hardware and software. The integrated system provides robust performance with global, persistent coverage.

Northrop Grumman in Azusa needs qualified system engineers with an emphasis in dynamics and control to fill Line-of-Sight (LOS) system performance analyst needs on the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program. SBIRS has several Payloads on orbit and others scheduled to build, test, and launch over the next several years. LOS analysts will support pointing and control mechanism calibration and trending, ground and orbital system test data analysis, test design, anomaly resolution support, tool development, and requirements/performance capability sell-off for the SBIRS GEO and HEO payloads. Work may include payload and space vehicle integration and test, analyzing LOS calibration system performance for on-orbit SBIRS payloads as well as in support of SBIRS 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field
  • 2 years of engineeringexperience
  • Knowledgeablein the areas of Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters or PhD with a concentration in guidance, navigation, and control
  • Knowledge of or experience with the SBIRS Program
  • 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 Line of Sight(LOS) calibration techniques and working knowledge of Kalman filtering and least squares estimation techniques
  • Proficiency in MATLAB and object oriented programming
  • Familiarity with commonly used tools in both MS Windows & Unix environments
  • Active DoD Secret and SCI Clearance

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.${descr2}${descr3}

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