Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP), Missile Defense Solutions (MDS) is looking for you to join our team as an Algorithm Engineer 4 or 5 primary location is in Colorado Springs, CO secondary location Boulder CO.

The engineer will be responsible for researching and identifying complex, multi-disciplinary problems, breaking into components, and designing and implementing algorithm solutions for a broad range of sensor exploitation activities. Sensor output shall be used for identification, characterization, interpretation, and change detection of objects and events. Work will include planning and executing team projects, developing work packages, developing prototypes and customer demonstrations, in addition to analyzing algorithm performance, subsystems, and interfaces. The engineer will also be expected to report status to colleagues, including customers and management. Existing general knowledge of visible or IR focal planes and other sensor systems engineering experience is desirable, as well as a working knowledge of sensors, with respect to focal plane resolution, sensitivity, and line of sight considerations for the purpose of tracking. Development is in C/C++ in an agile development framework, using Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) across multiple operating systems. The engineer will participate in technical peer reviews and work with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) as well as be cognizant of algorithm development and integration issues. The engineer must communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings. S/He will represent the organization as a technical POC and may have frequent inter-organizational and customer contacts.

This position includes:
• Tool and software development using C/C++ in an agile development framework
• Experience with configuration management software, including ClearCase/ClearQuest
• Generation of applicable documentation
• Providing problem resolution and improvement recommendations with strong time management skills
• Travel to NG and Government locations within U.S.
• Additional responsibilities which may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications:
Level 4: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline and 9 years of related experience; 7 years of related experience with a Masters; 4 years of related experience with a PhD
Level 5: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or related discipline and 14 years of related experience; 12 years of related experience with a Masters; or 9 years of related experience with a PhD
• Experience with C/C++ software language, development tools, and integrated development environments (IDEs)
• SW algorithm development experience for complex, mathematically intensive systems
• DoD Secret clearance that is or has been active within the last two years
• Ability to travel on occasion to Northrop Grumman and customer locations

Preferred Qualifications:
• DOD Active Top Secret Clearance
• Basic skills in Matlab or Python and system modeling
• Experience in tracking and prediction algorithms , simulation, validation, and algorithms
• Ground systems experience in mission processing, ground communications, and space operations
• Experience in the numerical implementation of motion filters.
• Familiarity with Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) sensors and simulations
• Experience with PERL, STK, or logging and parsing tools
• Linux experience
• Strong statistical background and skills
• Experience with model-based engineering
This position reports to Colorado Springs, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Boulder, CO, USA.

Salary Range: $114,100 USD - $188,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $141,400 USD - $233,400 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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