Principal Data Scientist

    • San Jose, CA

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 Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization 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!

Join a program that has been around for 16 years and under contract to go at least another 9 years. The team is currently completely revamping the architecture and bringing it up to date utilizing modern constructs and tools. You will work closely with our customers and their contractor team to lead an ongoing effort to optimize complex cyber systems. Daily you will face complex technical problems involving telecommunications, network engineering, and large data sets requiring strong statistical and data visualization skills. Solving complex technical problems, including the ability to conduct independent research and develop prototype analytical algorithms is needed. You will be analyzing performance of modern internet applications such as streaming video, VoIP or other internet transmission protocols and providing recommendations for system performance improvements. You will utilize your verbal and written skills to communicate to fellow team members and our customer. New areas of interest include Model Based System Engineering, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Data Scientist based out of San Jose, CA.

A current active Top Secret Clearance is required. Applicants without a clearance may be considered with the understanding that employment will not begin until a TS/SCI clearan ce is obtained.



Basic Qualifications: Systems Engineer

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) with 4 years relevant work experience; or a Master's degree in a STEM discipline with 2 years relevant work experience; or a PhD in a STEM discipline with 0 years' experience.
  • US Citizenship is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI level Clearance.
  • Knowledgeable with at least one software or scripting language (C, C++, PERL, Python, Java, etc.), Python preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current Top Secret/SCI clearance with CI poly.
  • Experience developing software solutions on the Unix OS platform.
  • Experience working with Big Data.
  • Experience developing and executing test plans.
  • Graduate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics.
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence.
  • Background in a telecommunications and/or network management.
  • Experience with software and hardware interface development.
  • Experience with system software development/configuration/ management.
  • Software integration experience.
  • Understanding network performance profiling and optimization.
  • Experience developing software solutions on the Unix OS platform.
  • Experience utilizing Data analytics tools.
  • Experience working with Big Data.
  • Understanding of IP protocols

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values . The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility . At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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.

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