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**Northrop Grumman Space Sector** is searching for an experienced **Sr. Principal Engineer Software** to join the **Software Engineering Team** within **Launch Vehicles** business unit located in **Chandler, AZ.**
The successful candidate for this position will work on a team developing and implementing algorithms for advanced seeker, track, and discrimination. The team will be responsible for developing the algorithmic set, creating a verification and validation approach, and supporting the transfer of those algorithms to fight hardware.
+ Develop requirements for algorithms
+ Invent new algorithms or modify algorithms techniques to meet requirements
+ Design algorithms and provide details of mathematics, flow, and I/O
+ Implement and test algorithms
+ Validate and verify algorithms
+ Invent new techniques or modify existing techniques to meet requirements
The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings across all levels.
+ 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.
+ A security clearance or the ability to obtain a security clearance is required. Candidates should have experience with large software systems and the full software development lifecycle
+ Software development/implementation experience in C, C++ A basic knowledge of digital signal processing
+ Enthusiastic self-starter
+ Basic understanding of EO radiation
+ Basic understanding of Focal Plane Arrays and the associated electronics
+ U.S. Citizenship is required
+ Ability to obtain a secret security clearance is required
+ Proficiency with Linux and Linux based software development tools
+ Integrate complex systems that facilitate continuous build, continuous integration, continuous test, continuous deployment
+ Working knowledge of hardware/software analysis tools (debuggers, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, emulators, etc)
+ Experience with space craft or launch systems software development is highly desired.
+ Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
+ Previous experience with digital signal or video processing.
+ Previous experience with Discrimination Algorithms, Machine Learning, and/or Artificial Intelligence.
+ Previous experience with IR Focal Plane Arrays.
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**Job Category** : Engineering