Principal Optical Engineer
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: September 13, 2022
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available
CLEARANCE TYPE: None
TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time
Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the
boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and
cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start
contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing
real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take
pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to
grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With
our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right
opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.
Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading
provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed
energy and electronics solutions for national security, military,
and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing
innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products
that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the
Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems Electronics & Payloads team has an
opening for an Principal Optical Engineer to fill our critical and
specialized technical needs in Redondo Beach, CA.
In this role, the selected candidate will be expected to design,
model, analyze, and test a variety of optical and electro-optical
equipment and systems, including:
Support EO/IR sensor performance analysis and develop sensor
mission requirements through modeling and simulation strategies
Support characterization of sensor hardware for sensor performance
and determination of sensor hardware for meeting mission
Support activities across different phases of a sensor program
including sensor requirements definition, utility analysis and
trades, sensor performance prediction, risk analyses, verification
and validation, calibration and anomaly resolution
Work on sensor models capable of reproducing the effects observed
by actual sensors as deployed
Work with an innovative team that solves unique problems while
using and further developing validated model
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS FOR OPTICAL ENGINEER:
A candidate, regardless of age and hiring source, must meet ALL of
the below criteria.
The candidate must:
Be completing or has completed their PhD from an accredited
Be majoring in or having majored in a STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering or Math) degree.
Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher (unofficial
academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by
uploading the documents to your application or profile).
Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance
(U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite).
Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.0 or higher.
Previous internship/co-op or other work experience, leadership &
teamwork capabilities, interpersonal communication skills, and
Salary Range: $111,600.00 - $167,400.00
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
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.
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