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Staff Electronics Engineer

San Diego, CA, USA | Northrop Grumman

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    12-15 years
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At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Autonomous Design Center of Excellence (COE) is seeking a Staff Electronics Engineer to serve as a cross-program leader and Subject Matter Expert in the field of Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor System Analysis.

The leader selected for this role will provide direct support to the Advanced Programs Director but will support efforts across multiple divisions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Define models, predict performance and conduct design trades of advanced EO/IR/laser imaging and non-imaging sensor systems.This includes prediction of range, NIIRS, MRT, NEI performance using existing established performance models such as GIQE, MODTRAN and NV-IPM. This include the evaluation of current & evolving technologies from multiple supplies on performance predictions.Responsibilities also include evaluating the impact of installation and environmental conditions such as windows, vibration, thermal gradients and atmospheric effects. Candidate should be familiar with standard analytical tools such as Matlab, MathCAD, STK and/or Mathematica, and should be cable of using these tools to define new performance prediction models. 

The selected candidate will provide overall technical strategy for EO/IR Systems, development, supplier management, integration, and ground and flight testing in accordance with the Division’s long range strategic plan (LRSP) objectives; improve current architectures and synthesize architectural concepts for future solutions; provide technical direction/guidance to a multi-discipline engineering team including mentoring employees in the application of scientific principles, and ensure technical oversight on all efforts from concept to design.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership characteristics, a commitment to ethics and integrity, exemplify strong employee engagement and accountability, and foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. This person will inspire innovation and engineering process excellence while challenging the traditional way of doing business. 


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of engineering experience or 12 years’ experience with a Master’s Degree or 9 years with a PhD.

Demonstrated experience in the field of Electro Optical Infrared Sensors

Must have a current active in-scope DoD Top Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications: 

Master’s Degree in STEM or related technical discipline from an accredited university

Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical solutions to senior leadership

5+ years in a management or technical leadership role

Mastery of scientific theory in the fields or EO & IR

Experience developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product that has directly impacted the Division or Sector

Multiple patents/disclosure/relevant technical awards or external publications/presentation

Supplier Management experience

Demonstrated expertise in Program and Sector long range strategic planning and cross Sector collaboration

Highly organized and self-driven with the ability to lead a multi-discipline engineering team to accomplishcomplex objectives

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