Principal Tracking Algorithm Engineer
- Boulder, CO
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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. The Algorithms, Performance, and Analysis team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Tracking Algorithm Engineer 3 based out of Boulder, CO. The engineer will be responsible for researching and identifying complex, multi-disciplinary problems, breaking into components, and designing and implementing algorithm solutions for a broad range of sensor exploitation activities. Sensor output shall be used for identification, characterization, interpretation, and change detection of objects and events. Work will include planning and executing team projects, developing work packages, developing prototypes and customer demonstrations, in addition to analyzing algorithm performance, subsystems, and interfaces. The engineer will also be expected to report status to colleagues, including customers and management. This position includes: Tool and software development using C/C++ in a spiral development framework Experience with configuration management software, including ClearCase/ClearQuest Generation of applicable documentation Providing problem resolution and improvement recommendations with strong time management skills Travel to NG and Government locations within U.S. Additional responsibilities which may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline and 5 years of related experience; 3 years of related experience with a Masters; 0 years of related experience with a PhD Experience with C/C++ software language, development tools, and integrated development environments (IDEs) SW algorithm development experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems DoD Secret clearance that is or has been active within the last two years Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD TS/SCI clearance Ability to travel on occasion to Northrop Grumman and customer locations Preferred Qualifications: Basic skills in Matlab or Python and system modeling Experience in tracking and prediction algorithms, simulation, validation, and algorithms Ground systems experience in mission processing, ground communications, and space operations Experience in the numerical implementation of motion filters. Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) sensors and simulations Experience with APL2, PERL, STK, or logging and parsing tools Linux experience Strong statistical background and skills Experience with model-based engineering DoD TS/SCI clearance that is or has been active within the last two years Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. 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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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