Principal Engineer Research Development

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.

Transforming the future of technology The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Algorithms and Exploitation group in Mission Systems Engineering focused on the increasingly important technology areas of automatic target recognition, sensor fusion, advanced exploitation, cognitive mission management, and sensor resource management.

Lead and participate in multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams and contribute to the advancement of novel artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities for today's warfighter. Duties will include the development and/or analysis of signal and image processing algorithms for exploitation of sensor data. Additional tasks include defining software and system interfaces, system integration and testing, and field support of experiments and demonstrations including flight tests. Work products include written reports, presentations, and project proposals. Occasional travel for meetings and data collections may be required.

Basic Qualifications:
BS with 5+ years experience, MS with 3+ years experience, or Ph.D. with 0+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related technical fields.

The demonstrated ability to perform innovative, applied research, and to develop sophisticated algorithms under computational or other resource constraints.
Experience with conventional software engineering principles, including code maintenance, coding standards, and version control.

Experience with software development in C, C++, Java, and/or Python.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with active radar imaging systems or a strong Physics background.

Experience with formulating innovative solutions to algorithm development, initiating and fostering client relationships, and executing projects in compliance with cost, schedule, and technical requirements.

Experience with presenting and speaking at customer demonstrations, symposia, and conferences.


Ability to obtain TS/SCI.

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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