Principal/Senior Principal Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer, Top Secret Clearance Required,

Northrop Grumman
Dulles, VA
Sep 09, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Full Time
Category: EngineeringLocation: Dulles - VA, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: Top SecretTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions Available: 2At 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 "A cents € 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.We are seeking a highly-talented and ambitious engineer with an active or current TS Clearance to take responsibility for the attitude control solutions that meet our spacecraft requirements. The spacecraft GNC component engineer will work within the GNC subsystem team and under the supervision of the GNC subsystem lead.A spacecraft GNC component engineer is expected to:Perform GNC component trade studies (including make/buy trades and supplier identification/research). These components may include but are not limited to star trackers, lidars, GPS receivers, sun sensors, reaction wheels, IR cameras, inertia reference units and space based visible cameras.Work with the subcontracts/supply chain team as the technical lead to manage procurements, documentation and design reviews.Work closely with multiple suppliers (domestic and international) to monitor procurement, manufacturing and testing.Work closely across multiple subsystems, and present to managers and customers relevant GNC component data and/or reports. Communication is a critical element of your role.Be able to multitask and work in a fast pace environment.Lead the effort between the component supplier, program and subsystems to close out component related test failures and issues as they occur.Travel to and support launch site activities.Create and test component level scripts to verify the functionality of GNC components and work with team to integrate the components into the spacecraftBe flexible with shift work during different phases of the programAll GNC engineers are expected to:Apply engineering principles, industry standards, company process, and knowledge of vehicle dynamics, aerodynamics, propulsion, classical/modern control, and estimation theory to perform tasks to advanced program/project goalsDocument designs, analysis, and test results and create presentation materialsPresent designs, analysis, reviews, and test results to internal and external customersWork well within small- to medium-sized groupsThis position may be filled at the Principal or Senior Principal level, based on years of experience, as listed in the Qualifications below.Basic Qualifications: Principal Level:BS degree in engineering, physics, or math with 5 years of experience on hardware related projects, or MS degree in engineering, physics, or math with 3 years of experience on hardware related projectsAn active or current Top Secret (TS) Security Clearance is required for this positionSenior Principal Level:BS degree in engineering, physics, or math with 9 years of experience on hardware related projects, or MS degree in engineering, physics, or math with 5 years of experience on hardware related projectsAn active or current Top Secret (TS) Security Clearance is required for this positionPreferred Qualifications:MS or PhD degree in engineering, physics, or mathProficiency in MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++ or PythonExperience in spacecraft GNC subsystem design, analysis, and testingExperience implementing GNC algorithms on embedded systemsCurrent TS/SCI Clearance preferredSalary Range: 101200 - 151800Employees 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.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 US Citizenship is required for most positions.

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