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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Systems Engineer– Modeling and Simulation (8781)

Requisition ID: R10074404

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: Roy, UT, USA   |  Colorado Springs, CO, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior Principal Systems Modeling Simulation Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, Utah or Colorado Springs, CO and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program.

What you’ll get to do: 

  • The selected candidate will be part of the Logistics Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis team.
  • The selected engineer will analyze and simulate performance metrics to monitor the Sentinel weapon system through test and sustainment. The candidate will perform logistics related analysis and maintenance planning of the Sentinel platform. The candidate will influence system design to enhance supportability and utilize engineering data from various sources to determine logistics requirements.
  • Responsibilities includes but not limited to:
  • Develops new and/or integrates existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models.
  • Simulates real-time operations and develops software that simulates behavior of systems.
  • Model operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and recommends alternative architectures.
  • Support MBSE strategy and implementation over the Product Support Architecture Model (PSAM)
  • Coordinate with sub-integrated product architecture teams for compliance with contractual SOW and established program model governance
  • Coordinate with integrated product teams for establishing content within the architecture
  • Contribute content to presentations of PSAM work to internal and external stakeholders

Position Benefits:

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts 

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with a minimum 5 years of systems engineering related experience; 3 years with a Master’s; or 0 years with PhD (9 years of experience may be accepted in-lieu of a degree)
  • U.S. Citizen with an Active DoD Secret clearance or higher and eligible for Special Access Program Clearance (DoD clearance awarded or reviewed in the last 6 years)
  • Experience in Modeling, Simulation, Analysis (MS&A) or Operations Research
  • Experience performing in a Systems Engineering or related technical discipline and understanding of systems engineering principles and processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work in a Model-Based Systems Engineering environment
  • Experience with Mathematical Modeling, Statistics, and/or Optimization
  • Development and/or application of analytic methodologies to predict or calculate metrics
  • Software scripting experience to automate analytics (python, ruby, C++, VBA, etc.)
  • SQL Server Relational Database development and utilization
  • Experience on a Model Based Systems Engineering activity / program
  • Experience with Systems Engineering Requirement definition and verification planning
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Experience with basic systems engineering toolset and languages (e.g. DOORS, Rhapsody, Cameo, UML, SysML)
  • Experience with Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Testability requirements and analysis
  • Experience with Product Support Analysis (PSA) and the 12 Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite - Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

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This position reports to Roy, UT, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Colorado Springs, CO, CO, USA.


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.