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Principal/ Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Signal Processing)

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217
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US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

**Description**

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for Principal/Senior Principal Systems Engineers to join our Cross-Sensor Domain team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Linthicum/ Baltimore, MD campus to fill roles on multiple major development programs. Qualified candidates will apply strong systems engineering knowledge and understanding in the areas of signal processing, performance modeling, and RF simulation work with various systems, hardware, and software teams. Our engineers are encouraged to innovate to solve problems and identify improvements.

This position requires up to 100% on-site work due security constraints and an ability to pass an enhanced security review.

**Roles & Responsibilities:**

This position is primarily engaged in the development and fielding of advanced signal processing algorithms and system performance models within the Multifunction RF space. Key features of operation include the design and modeling of signal processing algorithms to implement and support a wide variety of modes, such as long-range search and track Radar waveforms and electronic surveillance measure returns. This also includes designing models of the RF architecture and environment, allowing accurate determination of mode performance.

Early in the system lifecycle, systems engineers develop parametric representations, visualizations and data driven analysis to support sensor requirements definition and use case validation. Progressing past analysis and design, Northrop Grumman Systems Engineers also support the integration of sensor modes and trackers from digital simulation environments to sensor labs to our on-site fleet of specially modified test aircraft. Throughout this process, our Cross-Domain Systems Engineers engage with our customers to balance their functional and performance requirements with other sensor functionality to enable true multi-function operation.

**Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:**

+ Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting
+ Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline - Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Math, or other related technical curriculum with at least 5 years of related experience (see position summary), or 3 years related experience with a Master's Degree, or 0yrs with a PhD.
+ Experience with developing Radar/RF signal processing algorithms
+ Experience with developing system level performance models in MATLAB or equivalent programming/analysis languages
+ Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes and effective communication skills.
+ Able to obtain approval for special access programs

**Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:**

+ Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance prior to starting
+ Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or other Engineering with 9 years of related experience (see position summary) or (7 years related experience with a Master's Degree, 5 with a PhD)
+ Higher proficiency understanding of developing Radar/RF signal processing algorithms
+ Experience with developing system level performance models in MATLAB or equivalent programming/analysis languages
+ Working knowledge of systems engineering principles and processes
+ Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
+ Ability to communicate effectively with customers, senior leadership, and other engineering disciplines
+ Able to obtain approval for special access programs

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Active DoD Top Secret Clearance
+ Master's Degree or PhD in a STEM discipline including electives in radar techniques and signal processing
+ Team leadership experience with development and/or production program execution
+ High level experience and proficiency in signal processing or RF applications
+ Proficiency with optimal estimation algorithms (Kalman Filtering), digital beamforming, or adaptive processing
+ Experience integrating and testing of modes/algorithms on RADAR, SIGINT, or EW systems.
+ Greater programming experience/expertise in MATLAB and C/C++.
+ Has been previously approved for special access programs

**Northrop Grumman Benefits and Work Environment**

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you would be eligible for our robust benefits package (see https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/ for more details) including:

+ Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
+ 401(k), including Employer Contributions
+ Educational Assistance
+ Life Insurance
+ Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
+ Paid Time Off
+ Health & Wellness Resources
+ Employee Discounts

Northrop Grumman strives to offer a balanced work environment for our team members. This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80; the 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. Other work schedules are frequently accommodated and may be arranged to support, for example, an employee's family commitments.

Salary Range: $96,600.00 - $145,000.00Salary Range 2: $119,800.00 - $179,600.00

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022, or by your start date if it is after January 18. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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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