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Principal Guidance, Navigation and Controls Engineer (Fly-by-Wire)

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 5/29/2019
Job Reference #: 19015189

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to workon revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around theworld today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom anddemocracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe.We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit tojoin forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Ourculture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringingyour whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what othersthink is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're makinghistory.


Design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms, software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control (GNC) of manned aircraft.  Develop control laws to meet air vehicle performance, flying qualities and stability margin requirements, both on ground and in flight. Develop air vehicle system linear and non-linear dynamic simulation models and integrate models into software and hardware-in-the-loop simulation environments.  Perform performance and flying qualities analysis.  Support pilot-in-the-loop simulation handling qualities testing. Analyze air vehicle flight test data and support flight test activities.




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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:


Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of 5 years' experience, Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with a minimum of 3 years' experience
Experience in aircraft control law development and test
Experience using linear control principles and tools to design feedback control systems
Experience analyzing non-linear simulations of aircraft dynamics
MATLAB/Simulink programming skills
Active DoD Secret Clearance with a background investigation within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications: 


Multiple program experience

Experience designing control laws for piloted fixed wing aircraft, performing handling qualities analyses, and pilot-in-loop evaluations
Working knowledge of MIL-STD-1797 flying qualities requirements
C/C Programming Skills



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.