Sr. Principal R&D Engineer - (Atmospheric Science & Remote Sensing)

    • Redondo Beach, CA

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in Stealth Technology. The Aeronautics Sector develops, integrates, produces, and supports manned and unmanned aircraft, and other systems and subsystems. We collaborate with a variety of Survivability and Flight Sciences teams to execute rapid demonstration projects targeting technology transition and new business growth. The selected candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's Survivability & Specialty System Engineering Team supporting Visual and Infrared (IR) modeling and technology development. The team works in a dynamic Research and Development (R&D) environment, which requires sophisticated problem solving skills, proactivity, resourcefulness, and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team as well as being proactive and resourceful. We are seeking experienced personnel in Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing or similar fields to join our team on a variety of technically challenging projects. Experience inradiative transfer theory including knowledge of some or all of the following: atmospheric spectroscopy; scattering and absorption by atmospheric particles (e.g., aerosols and hydrosols); radiative transfer modeling, including various approaches to solving the radiative transfer equation. Experience in aerosol physics or chemistry with an understanding of aerosol interactions in the atmosphere, aerosol growth processes, and impacts on radiative transfer theory. Experience in Monte Carlo simulations, especially Monte Carlo modeling of light transport. Proficiency in one or more programming languages (Fortran, C, C++, MATLAB, Python). Experience with Linux platforms, including shell scripting. Given our R&D environment with rapid development timelines, engineers will interact directly with Customers, operators, users, partners, subcontractors, and other Northrop Grumman engineers. The role entails a broad range of responsibilities including: proposal development, project plan Basic Qualifications: - Master's Degree in Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing or similar fields with 7 years of applicable experience. - Experience in Atmospheric spectroscopy in the Visible and Infrared regions of the EM spectrum - Strong theoretical/academic and/or practical/laboratory aerospace experience - Proficiency in one or more programming languages (Fortran, C, C++, MATLAB, Python) - Experience with Linux platforms, including shell scripting - Strong verbal and written communication skills for presenting technical concepts and engineering progress with technical leadership and Customers - Strong organizational and prioritization skills for self-managing a variety of projects and responsibilities - Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance - U.S. Citizenship required Preferred Qualifications: - PhD or equivalent experience in Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing or similar fields - Experience in the following: - Scattering and absorption by atmospheric particles (e.g., aerosols and hydrosols) - Radiative transfer modeling, including various approaches to solving the radiative transfer equation - Aerosol physics or chemistry with an understanding of aerosol interactions in the atmosphere, aerosol growth processes, and impacts on radiative transfer theory. - Monte Carlo simulations, especially Monte Carlo modeling of light transport - DoD Secret clearance - SAP access(es) 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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