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Northrop Grumman Principal/Sr Principal Algorithm Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector is seeking Principal/Sr Principal Algorithm Systems Engineer applicants for the Component Engineering Architecture and Performance (CE A&P) team supporting the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program in Huntsville, Alabama.

The team member will participate in an Agile software development workflow to support the GMD GS systems including daily scrums, task updates, and code peer reviews.

Job Responsibilities:

Technical Performance responsibilities include:

• Perform conformation analysis to establish that the software products meet requirements

• Perform behavioral analysis: characterize the behavior of tactical products and/or candidate algorithms for tactical products

• Perform causal analysis to understand WHY observed behaviors occurred

• Maintain simulations of tactical products (when tactical products are updated simulations need to be updated to match)

• Perform trade studies to evaluate candidate concepts for product improvement

• Develop algorithms to enhance tactical product performance

• Break down larger tasks into two week subtasks

• Appropriately estimate size of tasks

Leadership responsibilities include:

• Manage overall task schedules, subtask schedules, and assignments

• Status leadership on task progress



Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled as either a Principal Systems Engineer or a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer.

  • Principal Systems Engineer requires 5 Years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline; 3 Years with Master's degree; 0 with PhD.

  • Sr. Principal Systems Engineer requires 9 Years of relevant experience with Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline; 7 Years with Master's degree; 4 Years with PhD.

  • Active secret clearance required and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: data analysis, performance analysis, or algorithm development

  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly to both technical and non-technical personnel

  • High proficiency in technical problem solving

  • Knowledge of MATLAB or similar engineering tools used in prototyping algorithms

  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills

  • Proven track record of successfully integrating problem solutions into a larger system

  • Extensive background in Ballistic Missile Defense, midcourse missile defense, battle management, threat state processing, weapon target assignment

  • Capable of performing assigned tasks with very little or no direction

  • Capability to read and understand the Ada programming language

  • Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

  • General understanding of any or all of the following algorithm domains: track processing, track reporting, discrimination, sensor resource management

  • Demonstrated communications skills with armed services and government customers

  • Experience applying advanced mathematical concepts (Numerical Analysis, Linear Algebra, Probability/Statistics) to complex problems and solutions

  • Experience developing algorithms in a MATLAB environment

  • Successful performance of root cause analysis of large complex software systems

  • Exposure to the Agile Development Lifecycle

As a full-time employee of Northrop Space Sector, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

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Job Category : Engineering