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Staff Mission Performance Modeling Systems Engineer (Clearance Required)

Northrop Grumman

Azusa, CA 91702
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Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Military and Civil Space Systems is looking for a Staff Systems Engineer (Level 5) with significant background in EO/IR and/or microwave phenomenology modeling with an emphasis in sensor modeling. The candidate will be working out of our Azusa, CA location.

The candidate will join the System Analysis functional organization group and serve as the thread modeling subject matter expert (SME). The candidate will not only provide technical expertise in the exploitation of EO/IR and/or microwave phenomenology for the detection of various threats, but will also provide expertise in building a modeling capability to model these threats. Candidate will provide technical expertise for the initiative to build an end-to-end, i.e atmospheric and threat modeling to threat detection algorithms, digital simulation facility. In particular, the candidate should have a strong background in sensor modeling to build up the capability to model any number of sensor forms within this end-to-end threat modeling capability. Candidate should have good familiarity with current space and ground based surveillance systems.



**Basic Qualifications:**

Bachelor's Degree in a STEM field & 14 years of Mission Phenomenology and Simulation experience, OR a Master's Degree in a STEM field & 12 years of mission phenomenology and simulation experience, OR a PhD in a STEM field & 9 years of mission phenomenology and simulation experience
Strong background in atmospheric phenomenology and sensor modeling
Subject matter expert in either EO/IR or microwave phenomenology, with specific application to mission threat detection
Deep understanding on building and understanding mission Concepts of operations (CONOPS) for mission threat detection applications
Experience in space and ground based surveillance architectures
Strong Experience in using Matlab and/or Python to do analysis
Active & current DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained

**Preferred Qualifications:**

Master's or PhD in Remote Sensing
Subject Matter expert in both EO/IR and microwave phenomenology
Significant experience in working with DoD technical SMEs
Experience with focal plane technologies
Active TS/SCI Clearance

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

**Job Category** : Engineering
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