Principal/Sr Principal Systems Engineer - Modeling & Simulation Linthicum, MD

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman's Payload and Ground Systems Division is growing its Mission Analysis capability. We plan to do this by enlisting the support of several capable and driven engineers specializing in the analysis of satellite orbits to determine how best to achieve the mission objectives.

This position can be located either out of our BWI Campus in Linthicum, MD or Rolling Meadows Campus in Rolling Meadows, IL.

Job Duties:

  • Design and implement custom signal processing algorithms

  • Research advancements in technology to provide cutting-edge solutions

  • Design and test algorithms using MATLAB, C, and other languages.

  • Analyze and optimize system performance

  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure program success

  • Work with other engineers to analyze complex problems and provide unique solutions

This position can be staffed a level 3 or 4, based on the basic qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 3: Principal Engineer: Bachelor's in STEM field + 5 years of experience; Master's + 3 years of experience; or PhD

  • Level 4 : Sr Principal Engineer: Bachelor's in STEM field + 9years of experience; Master's + 7 years of experience; or PhD + 4 years of experience

  • Active and current TS/SCI Clearance

  • Experience in algorithm development or system modeling using Matlab, and/ or Python Experience

  • Understanding of RF/Radar Design and Link Budget Development and Analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 to 10 years Space Systems experience

  • Masters in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science, or Systems Engineering; or Mathematics or Physics, Aerospace

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Strong Technical background in Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering and familiar with algorithm development or system modeling

  • Experience in Matlab, System Modeling and Simulation or Python ExperienceRadar Design / RF experience

  • Experience with Link Budget Development and Analysis

Salary Range: $99,800 - $149,800

Salary Range 2: $123,800 - $185,800

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.

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