1+ months

Sr Principal RF Microwave Design / Computer Scientist

Northrop Grumman
Baltimore, MD 21217

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


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 worlds 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.

Mission Systems RF Subsystem Design and Test (RFSDT) organization is seeking a Computer Scientist with a strong understanding of C++ software development and either proven experience in hardware modeling and simulation or an interest to tailor their skills in support of a hardware performance focused mission.

Members of the RFSDT section operate as the bridge between Systems Engineering and component level design, decomposing system requirements to the Subsystem level and then down to lowest testable block (circuit card assembly, integrated microwave assembly, etc). Engineers support multi-level cascade hardware modeling conducted and radiated RF, DC power budgets, etc using a variety of commercially and homegrown tools, working trades and resolving design conflicts. This REQ targets software support of the homegrown tools but with the opportunity to UNDERSTAND the physics of the problems being solved.

The candidate will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal and technical capabilities. He /she will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and operate and collaborate in a team environment as required to accomplish the team goals.

This position is located in Baltimore, MD. This position will report to the manager of the Computational Electromagnetics Group within Hardware Engineering. Minimal travel is expected.

**Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:**

+ Code generation and maintenance for algorithms and graphical user interfaces for an advanced simulation tool.
+ Team interaction with an array of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, pulling expertise as needed to accomplish short-term and long-term development goals.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelors degree in computer engineering, computer science, or a related technical discipline
+ Minimum 9 years of related engineering or computer science experience (7 years with a Masters degree)
+ Minimum 5 years developing and testing C++ software in a scientific environment
+ Experience with other software languages, in particular MATLAB, Python, and/or Fortran
+ Ability to develop code capable of running on both Windows and Unix operating systems
+ Minimum 2 years developing software in some parallel programming paradigm (e.g. OpenMP, threading, etc.), and some specific experience in parallel programming for distributed memory architectures (e.g. MPI, OpenCL, etc.)
+ Experience in working with scheduling software on HPC's (e.g. PBS, MOAB, SLURM, etc.)
+ Experience in working with code repositories (e.g. Github, ClearCase, etc.)
+ Working knowledge of developing in an Agile environment and using tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc.
+ Able to work well within a team environment and adapt quickly to change
+ Time management skills and a proven ability to follow through with commitments
+ Strong written, oral communication, and organizational skills
+ Active Secret clearance

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Masters degree in computer engineering, computer science, or related technical discipline
+ 12 years of experience in a multi-disciplined engineering environment
+ Knowledge of linear algebra algorithms (dense vs. sparse, iterative solvers, factorizations, etc.), and some working knowledge of linear algebra packages (e.g. LAPACK, BLAS, Pardiso, etc.)
+ Some familiarity and/or knowledge with executing parallel kernels in a cloud computing environment (e.g. Azure, AWS)
+ Basic understanding of RF subsystem design with emphasis on Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs) and/or Receiver Exciter assemblies.
+ Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Salary Range: $120,000.00 - $180,000.00

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with **Executive Order 14042** ( https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ ), we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of their start date.

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.


Posted: 2022-05-05 Expires: 2022-07-09

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