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Northrop Grumman GBSD Senior Principal Engineer Guidance Navigation and Control in Roy, Utah

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Algorithm Development Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

The engineer in this role will continue to mature the Guidance System's ground and flight software algorithm design from Preliminary Design phase to a Critical Design Review and beyond. The role includes performing algorithm trades and modeling, simulation, and analysis of the flight vehicle to mature the algorithms to meet all system performance requirements. The individual will be responsible for all aspects of performance, including embedded system performance and management of throughput margins and establishing key functional interfaces with the flight software. The individual will also manage the maturation of the algorithms' internal and external interfaces to data sources required to calibrate, align, and fly the vehicle. The individual must be capable of performing in a team in a highly dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities. This position reports directly to the GN&C Analysis and Algorithms Lead and receives direct tasking from the GN&C Algorithms and Software Development Lead.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree with 9 years of related experience; or 7 years with a Master's of Science degree; or 4 years with a PhD; OR 4 years of additional experience in lieu of a degree

  • Secret security clearance and ability to obtain a special access clearance

  • Experience using Monte Carlo analysis techniques to determine algorithm performance under uncertainty

  • Experience and familiarity in launch vehicle and/or missile guidance and control algorithm development, including time- and frequency-domain modeling, classical control law principles, and guidance law design under computational constraints

  • Experience and familiarity with high accuracy inertial measurement system algorithm design, including calibration and alignment principles and Kalman filtering

  • Simulation and/or GN&C law development experience using C++ and Matlab/Simulink

  • Working knowledge of Object Oriented Programming principles

Preferred qualification:

  • Extensive knowledge of C++ and Object Oriented Programming

  • Experience working in an Agile team or even leading a scrum tea

  • Understanding of flight critical software development, including DO-178C compliance

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

Job Category : Engineering