Staff Digital Signal Processing EngineerCincinnati, OH

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.

Join Northrop Grumman - Cincinnati (aka Xetron), part of Mission Systems sector, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation, located in Cincinnati Ohio, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking early career cleared or clearable, senior level DSP Engineers to contribute to our sensor, communication, and cyber systems in Cincinnati, OH!

Engineers here are part of multi-disciplinary program teams implementing next-generation, specialized communication systems and sensing systems critical to US intelligence customers and allies. Team members conduct all phases of these programs, including requirements generation, hardware-selection, software development, and system integration and test. Programs at Northrop Grumman in Cincinnati are engineering intensive, rapid-schedule jobs for diverse SIGINT/EW and Cyber applications. Research and solve problems in the areas of advanced waveform development, low size, weight, and power (low SWaP) processing systems, specialized space communication payloads, and persistent signal surveillance systems.

Our employees take advantage of Northrop Grumman's flexible work arrangements, including 9/80 and 4/10 schedules. We offer training and learning opportunities supporting technical and personal growth in all business areas that benefit our customers. Northrop Grumman offers competitive benefits including 401k matching!

Are you seeking a challenging role with a strong team? Come define possible with us in Cincinnati!

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 14 years of experience; or MS Degree in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 12 years of experience; or PhD in Electrical, Computer or related Engineering discipline with 8 years of experience..

  • MATLAB or Octave proficiency is required.

  • US Citizenship is required

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance to start (NG sponsored)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • Proficient with MATLAB/Octave, with a digital signal processing focus

  • Proficient in C/C++, embedded SW design in Linux/UNIX and RTOS environments

  • Experience with wireless digital communication systems, in particular modern digital modulation techniques and modem design

  • Experience with RADAR and EW signal processing algorithms

  • Experience with RF receiver development, including system link budget and sensitivity analysis, ADC and receiver noise analysis, and baseband conversion and processing

  • Digital design experience and FPGA development experience in VHDL, is a plus

  • Experience with X-Midas, GNU Radio or software-defined radios

  • Active Top Secret security clearance with SCI

  • Proven skills to include: team leadership, mentoring others, communicating with all levels of an organization internally and externally, being adaptable, creative, collaborative and also comfortable working independently and enjoys solving difficult problems

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $161,000 - $241,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.