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Principal Optical Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Hammond
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available CLEARANCE TYPE: None TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time DESCRIPTION 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 requirements 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 institution 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). PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 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 activities(professional/community/extracurricular). 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 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.

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