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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to join the Advanced Programs Teams This position is located in Roy, UT or Huntsville, AL .
What You'll Get To Do
The Sentinel program has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Principal Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Models and Simulation (M&S) engineer. This is a hands-on technical position--a deep understanding GN&C) Models and Simulation (M&S) engineering is required.
Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:
The engineer in this role will work on a team of GN&C engineers to develop the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Models and Simulation (M&S)
Develop and analyze GNC algorithms (Guidance, Navigation, Autopilot)
Develop, verify, and validate complex 6 degree of freedom vehicle models
Model missile components such has inertial measurement units (IMU) and thrust vector control (TVC) systems
Use C++ and MATLAB and Object-Oriented design
Perform trajectory assessment and flight analyses
Gather and analyze the mission requirements to ensure mission objectives and constraints are met
Collaborate with a team of GN&C engineers in an Agile environment to meet critical milestones
Conduct multidisciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development stages utilizing (M&S) tools systems for safety and mission critical analysis
Work with the GN&C Flight Software Team to automatically generate code from high-level specifications or models, ensuring consistency and reducing manual errors
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
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.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of experience with Bachelor's degree, 7 years of experience with Master's degree, 4 years of experience with PhD
Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years
Must be able to be successfully screened for Enhanced Security Clearances, within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs
Demonstrated experience in the area of guidance, navigation, or control algorithm development and/or analysis for launch vehicles, missiles, spacecraft, and/or aircraft.
Demonstrated experience coding in a higher-level programming language (C, C++, MATLAB/Simulink, etc.)
Experience with working in a fast pace, agile environment with the ability to work on cross-function Scrum team focused on quality and capability delivery.
Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
Experience in developing GNC algorithms (Guidance, Navigation, Autopilot).
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Experience with Agile Development Experience with DoDAF standards and methods
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Masters or equivalent advanced degree in applicable technical discipline
Experience with a software version control system, such as Git, Gitlabs, and/or Bitbucket
Experience working in an Agile team or even leading a scrum team
Extensive experience with MATLAB/Simulink
Experience with Object-Oriented Programming
Proficiency in technical writing and documentation
Knowledge of estimation and control theory, such as Kalman filtering
Experience with linear stability analysis to determine control system stability margins
Experience modeling navigation sensors, such as IMU or GPS
Active DoD Top Secret clearance
Experience in algorithmic application development, integration, and optimization
Experience with the Atlassian tool set, Agile Development, Model Based Engineering, and Software Development best practices
Experience with DO-178C Flight Critical Systems Safety programming
Experience with certification, airworthiness, testing, and qualification of flight and safety critical systems
Salary Range: $114,000 - $172,300
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.
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