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Pr. Systems Modeling & Simulation Engineer -Top Secret Clearance Required (Satellite/Space Systems)

Requisition ID: R10065835

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • 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.

This Principal Systems Engineer role is located in Colorado Springs, CO, supporting the Peregrine program that include technical roles at the mission, segment, and component levels. Tasks associated with the Peregrine program will include research and analysis of other modeling and simulation (M&S) systems to define a vision for how they may integrate with the Peregrine platform.

The responsibilities of this role may include:

  • Defining high level CONOPS that provides representation of what an integrated solution would look like and how its deployed.
  • Investigating software level interfaces that mutually benefit capabilities within the integrated Peregrine construct.
  • Analysis of satellite related modeling and simulation systems, their capabilities and determining the viability of integrating across systems.
  • Decomposing system interfaces into requirements and tracking those requirements through the full system life cycle to successful delivery of software updates.
  • Support in cost estimations to perform the integration, definition and documentation of system requirements for Peregrine, MBSE modeling within Cameo.
  • Work with ground software and software systems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM or related discipline +5 years of experience or a Master’s Degree in STEM or related discipline +3 years of experience
  • Experience with orbital dynamics, guidance navigation and control, software and ground systems and python
  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret level clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with anything RPO related, satellite ground station software, distributed M&S, or wargaming related is a plus.
  • Prior experience with Atlassian products (Jira, Confluence, etc) or Cameo is a plus.


Salary Range: $92,200 USD - $138,400 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

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 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.