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Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Engineer

Requisition ID: R10070557

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

The Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT) department in the Northrop Grumman Naval & Oceanic business unit at Annapolis, Maryland, is seeking Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) engineers to support complex, dynamic maritime programs of strategic importance to the company and our nation, and help us shape future opportunities in the undersea domain. This position requires close collaboration with system architects and software engineers to improve our current MS&A capabilities and explore customer-based scenarios. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art undersea systems, which will provide exposure to a wide range of advanced systems and technologies including autonomous underwater vehicles, acoustic and non-acoustic sensors, sensor processing, navigation, communication technologies, and advanced algorithms.

In this position you will perform functions such as the following:

  • Development of system modeling, simulation, analysis, and trade study activities to include requirements analysis, system, and System of System (SoS) trade studies, system capability analysis, system survivability analysis, and mission performance/effectiveness analysis.
  • Create new and adapt existing models, methods, and analysis capabilities to conduct studies to support the design, development, and assessment of advanced system design concepts and technologies.
  • Create and update blue/red tactics and CONOPS modeling, simulation, and analysis support to accomplish long-term objectives related to program development, execution, and related research and development projects.
  • Ensure performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are consistent with mission requirements; develop mission relevant scenarios; assess operational effectiveness of existing and emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments.
  • Work within cross-functional teams to develop new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks to support analysis of mission simulations. This will involve contributing to a shared codebase using version control to model platform capabilities and behaviors using Agile software development practices.
  • Architect, model, simulate, and analyze systems through the delivery phase to verify system performance against functional/capability requirements.
  • Prepare and brief technical packages to company leadership and government customers.
  • Support project and program processes, reviews and technical planning activities.
  • Identify, develop and implement new tools, tool features, and processes to advance our undersea and multi-domain MS&A capabilities.
  • Collaborate with other Northrop Grumman MS&A organizations to share ideas, capabilities and grow our world-class MS&A capabilities.

Though not required, experience with underwater/Navy systems such as sonar systems, sensors, torpedoes, towed vehicles, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), acoustic communications, etc. is highly desired.

Applicants should be highly motivated self-starters with willingness to learn outside their core technology areas. Our diverse and passionate engineering team encourages collaboration and is committed to personal and technical growth. We are distinguished by our welcoming, dependable workplace culture that supports work-life balance, innovation, and STEM outreach, all of which have made us a great place to work for more than 50 years. If this appeals to you, let’s talk.

This is a dual-band requisition; the ideal candidate can be hired as either a Band 2 or a Band 3 engineer. The basic/preferred qualifications are described below. 

Basic Qualifications for Band 2 level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field and 2+ years of experience; 0+ years of experience with Master's Degree or PhD. 
  • Experience in modeling, simulation, and/or analysis of systems.
  • Experience with MATLAB, C/C++, Java and/or Python.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing to learn additional discipline areas.
  • Must have and be able to maintain at minimum a DoD Secret Clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Band 3 level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field and 5+ years of experience; 3+ years of experience with Master's Degree, or 0+ years of experience with a PhD. 
  • Experience in modeling, simulation, and/or analysis of systems.
  • Experience with MATLAB, C/C++, Java and/or Python.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing to learn additional discipline areas.
  • Must have and be able to maintain at minimum a DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a STEM field, including Operations Research Analysis
  • Experience/expertise in AFSIM or other scenario modeling framework
  • Experience in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW), Mine-Warfare (MIW), Cyber Warfare, and/or other Naval Warfare Domains.
  • Experience in theater level, engagement level and system level MS&A in the maritime domain and/or other modeling domains.
  • Experience with system and System of System (SoS) MS&A and development.
  • Knowledge of US Naval tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
  • Experience in CONOPS and tactics development and analysis, especially red/blue CONOPS and tactics.
  • Experience with other structured/scripting programming languages (such as C++, Java) and debugging.
  • Experience with configuration management / version control using tools such as Git, SVN.
  • Experience working within Agile framework (e.g. Scrum, Kanban), including tools such as Atlassian Jira and Confluence.
  • Experience in signal processing, communications and/or target detection/tracking.
  • Experience with autonomous systems and/or machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI).
  • Experience in undersea Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), acoustic systems, imaging sonar techniques and technologies.
  • Experience preparing work products associated with the system engineering lifecycle milestones (e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR)
  • Industry/company recognition and awards, attendance and participation in industry/engineering conferences and symposiums, and/or patents/disclosures/publications.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities to include mentorship and working/interfacing with customers.
  • Active DoD Top Secret with SSBI/SCI, poly preferred.


Salary Range: $78,600 USD - $118,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $96,900 USD - $145,300 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.