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Staff Systems Engineer – Operational Analysis (Melbourne, FL)

Requisition ID: R10074406

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Staff Systems Engineer, Operational Analysis within the Survivability & Mission Engineering group. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

This engineering position is responsible for leading multiple analysis teams to help us shape the future of the program, the company, and our customers. Our work influences the investment decisions of our senior leadership and customer program offices. The Modeling and Simulation discipline draws from the skills and experience of many teams and frequently collaborates across diverse functional disciplines, offering a unique opportunity to obtain a broad overview while developing specific knowledge.

In this role, the selected candidate will provide technical leadership for multiple small teams to conduct research and analysis, develop models and scenarios, and perform analysis of a wide variety of system types across multiple domains (friendly and adversary; ground, air and space) to drive the development of clean-sheet requirements, refine existing program system requirements, and influence the pursuit of future technologies and capabilities. You will work air vehicle and subsystem engineers, as well as with program and customer leadership, to recommend candidate designs, and to develop Concepts of Operation (CONOPs) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) at the system and mission levels. 

Essential Functions: 

Lead a team of ~30EP in the technical execution of systems analysis and simulation tasks/projects in support of the Strategic Development effort.

Direct modeling, simulation, and operational analysis to support strategic development and recommend solutions and technology investments for program and customer leadership.

Develop new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models.

Apply knowledge of TTPs to support blue/red kill chains across multiple security environments, programs, architectures, and platforms.

Perform mission engineering activities to ensure performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are traded against cost and mission requirements; develop operationally relevant mission scenarios; assess operational effectiveness of existing and emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments.

Solicit input from various stakeholders, synthesize data, and communicate results to various levels of leadership within the organization.

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline and 14 years of related experience, Master's Degree in a STEM field and 12 years of experience, or 9 years of experience with a PhD.

•    Experience in at least one of the following areas: Modeling and Simulation of Radars, Missiles, Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS), Air and/or Space platforms

•    Experience leading study efforts in support of Operational Analysis, Mission Analysis, Supportability Analysis, or Systems Analysis objectives.

•    Experience in Research, Analysis, and Creating Assessments of Foreign Threats to US Military Operations, Low Observables (LO), Infrared (IR)/Electro-Optical (EO)/Acoustic Modeling/Analysis, Electronic Warfare, Countermeasures, Red and/or Blue CONOPs and TTPs

•    Must have an active DoD Top Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

•    Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Current access to Strike programs

•    Military airpower experience (aircrew operations, ground station operations, battle management, electronic warfare and/or cyber operations)

•    Experience with system of systems modeling tools: AFSIM, Suppressor, or Brawler.

•    Experience with developmental test and/or operational test

•    Familiarity with AGILE, MBSE, and/or system architecture.

•    Effective project management skills and good communication.

•    Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

•    Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present and brief technical data to all levels of leadership within the organization and U.S. Government.

•    Knowledge of airpower strategy, missions, scenarios, threats, capabilities, Concepts of Operation (CONOPS) and integration.

•    Experience working in two or more current SAP/SAR programs


Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.