Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - GPS and Navigation Research
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The Positioning Navigation Timing (PNT) team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our
team as a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - GPS and Navigation Research based out of Woodland Hills, CA. We are seeking a
Navigation Research Systems Engineer to provide technical leadership of navigation research and development programs for
military applications. This individual will join a highly capable technical team, work in close collaboration with Government R&D organizations to develop advanced navigation technologies, and support transition of those technologies to production. This individual's focus area will be RF signal processing and sensing for navigation, including GPS, GNSS and other RF signals, in support of maintaining accurate, reliable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) information in contested environments.
What you'll get to do:
Conceptual development for RF PNT systems, design and implementation of tracking/filtering algorithms.
Specification and oversight of hardware/firmware/software requirements and implementations.
System test and verification.
Design and oversight of flight demonstration.
Presentations to internal and external groups.
Support proposal activities.
Representing Northrop Grumman at technical conferences and working groups.
B.S.in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline with 9 years of experience; M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline with 7+ years of experience; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline with 4+ years of experience.
Must have a demonstrated track record of innovation and accomplishment in PNT with deep knowledge of RF systems as
applied to PNT.
Knowledge of principles of GPS and RF technology.
Demonstrated experience in GNSS receiver design and implementation.
The ability to obtain a security clearance.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Self-motivated, capable of working independently.
Knowledge of principles of navigation, including inertial navigation, aided navigation, and Kalman filtering.
Experience with related timekeeping systems (e.g. oscillators, atomic frequency standards, frequency metrology).
Experience with related RF systems (e.g. comms, electronic warfare).
Experience working Government-funded R&D programs.
Proficiency with C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, VHDL.
Security clearance with current background investigation.
What We Can Offer You:
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:
Paid Time Off
o Education Assistance
o Training and Development
Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
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