Sr. Principal Algorithm Engineer

    • Boulder, CO

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The Algorithms, Performance, and Analysis team at Northrop Grumman Space Systems is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Algorithm Engineer 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. 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.
Development is in C/C++, Python, and MATLAB in a spiral development framework, using Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) across multiple operating systems.
The engineer will participate in technical peer reviews and work with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) as well as be cognizant of algorithm development and integration issues. The engineer must communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings. The engineer will represent the organization as a technical POC and may have frequent inter-organizational and customer contacts.
This position includes:

  • Tool and software development using C/C++, Python, and MATLAB in a spiral development framework
  • Experience with configuration management software
  • 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

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 package will include the following:

• Health Plan
• Savings Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Additional benefits
o Education Assistance
o Training and Development

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline and 9 years of related experience; 7 years of related experience with a Masters; 4 years of related experience with a PhD
  • Experience with C/C++ software language, development tools, and integrated development environments (IDEs)
  • Experience with Linux
  • SW algorithm development experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems
  • DoD Top Secret clearance that is or has been active within the last two years
  • A bility 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
  • DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance that is or has been active within the last two years
  • Experience with simulation, validation, and algorithms
  • Experience with APL2, PERL, STK, or logging and parsing tools
  • Strong statistical background and skills
  • Experience with model-based engineering

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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