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Sr Principal Engineer Research Development - Security Clearance Required

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

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. Northrop Grumman is seeking a Sr Principal Engineer Research Development Engineer located in Northridge, CA. Job Description, T04 Research Development Senior Principal Research Development Engineer and support for Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Anti-Radiation Homing (ARH, passive radar) system algorithm development Develop, review, implement and test new signal processing and image processing algorithms Diagnose ARH issues, analyze ARH data, and evaluate ARH signal processing algorithms and hardware Essential Duties and Responsibilities --- Develop and implement technical solutions to ARH system problems --- Grow into position as ARH technical lead --- Interact with other ARH experts and senior engineers --- Help coordinate issue resolution between various engineering disciplines --- Help analyze ARH data, evaluate ARH performance and support ARH flight data analysis --- Help identify ARH signal processing algorithm and hardware issues as they arise --- Help troubleshoot and diagnose ARH production issues at subsystem and RF processor levels --- Help improve production ARH subsystem tests and procedures --- Grow into signal and image processing algorithm design subject matter expert (SME) --- Grow into advanced direction-finding techniques subject matter expert (SME) --- Independently determine and develop technical objectives of assignments --- Innovative problem solving --- Works with minimal direction Basic Qualifications: BS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 9 years' experience or MS Engineering or Physics degree and at least 7 years in a radar or lidar related industry, or Ph.D in Engineering or Physics and at least 4 years in radar or related industry. M.S. degree and DoD contractor experience preferred. Excellent understanding of radar or RF systems and their algorithms Ability to obtain secret security clearance required Programming skills in Matlab and/or Python Preferred Qualifications: Active secret or top secret security clearance Current Special Program Access Radar-related industry experience and/or DOD contractor experience Knowledge of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and Electronic Protection(EP) techniques Good understanding of advanced direction-finding techniques Knowledge of RF propagation and phenomenology (e.g., multipath, ground clutter, adverse environments) Radar design, sensor performance evaluation, radar system modeling (IQ through signal processing) Complex electromagnetics Radar integration and test, developmental testing *Living in Northridge offers a perfect combination of urban living with the beauty of nature. It is a short drive away from downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Hills, or the rest of the San Fernando Valley. Take advantage of your flexible work schedule to enjoy shopping at the local Northridge Fashion Center or spend time at the local Recreation Center as well as easy access to nearby protected natural areas such as the Chatsworth Reservoir, the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, Lake Balboa or within driving distance, spend a day at the beach or snow ski at our local mountains. With Cal State Northridge right in the heart of town, the area has an active college-town energy combined with family-friendly suburban charm. The stunning southern California climate makes for year-round easy living. With an average of 284 sunny days during the year , it is safe to say you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities to the fullest. #definingpossible For more information, please click on this link below: Northrop Grumman in Northridge-California - Northrop Grumman Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500 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 . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ . 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. Apply Now Search All Jobs

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