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Engineer Guidance Navigation & Control - Active Secret Clearance

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Chandler
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is searching for an experienced Guidance Navigation and Controls Engineer to join the team within the Launch Vehicles business unit located in Chandler, AZ.

Position Overview

  • The GNC Engineer will design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms, software, and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control of missiles, launch vehicles and upper stages during powered and coast phases of launch, flight, earth orbit, interplanetary cruise and orbital insertion, as well as during staging events.
  • Navigation functions include the statistical processing of measured data points (e.g. Inertial Measurement Units, GPS, altimeters, etc) and their substitution into algorithms estimating physical reality.
  • Guidance functions include the formulation of specific equations to achieve a desired position, orientation or orbit in space.
  • Control design and analyses processes consist of the development of the control laws and hardware and software requirements to ensure stable and robust flight.Essential Functions
    • The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for providing priority guidance, navigation and control technical contributions for multiple programs at Northrop Grumman.
    • Familiarity with rocket motor propelled vehicle trajectory design and customer provided requirement analysis in a flight software in simulation environment is a plus.
    • Proven experience with autopilot and guidance algorithm design and navigation and actuator subsystems is preferred.
    • This position will leverage the candidate's excellent communication skills to report program milestones and technical approaches and findings to GNC and program management.Basic qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, Master's Degree in a STEM discipline and 0 years of related experience
      • Active DoD Secret security clearance, or higherPreferred qualifications
        • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD

          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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