Principal Systems Engineer (TS/SCI Clearance Required)

    • San Dimas, 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 position requires solid payload system engineering knowledge in EO/IR space payload systems to help execute effective technical work processes and procedures. The candidate will be involved with system test design, system performance verification/validation, data analysis and trending, launch rehearsal planning and execution, system test planning and execution, generation of system databases and payload command products, assessment of payload state of health, operations support of operational payload constellation, anomaly investigation and resolution, Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Radiometric (RAD) calibration, payload Mission, and Flight disciplines. This includes technical planning, system integration, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Must possess ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.



Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) & 5 years of related engineering experience, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field & 3 years of related engineering experience
• Experience in ground system processing development, in particular Event Detection & Characterization
• Experience in Space Situational Awareness algorithm development
• Experience with MATLAB, Python, C/C++, Linux and Windows development
• Current & active DoD Top Secret or SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's Degree in a STEM field
• Experience with AGI toolkit suite (Basic STK), Simulink and payload tool development/usage

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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