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Sr. Principal Engineer, Modeling and Simulation

Requisition ID: R10030821

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: El Segundo, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Interim 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Sr. Principal Engineer, Modeling and Simulation to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA.

The selected candidate will design, develop, and maintain Matlab / Simulink integrated subsystems models. The candidate will be expected to produce environmental control system models in a multi-domain environment. The candidate will be working with a team of senior developers who will provide training. The position offers an air vehicle level perspective of subsystems performance and flight operations, as well as exposure to all the air vehicle subsystems and their technical experts along with hands-on experience integrating the model with operational flight and ground software.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop and maintain models in a standalone and integrated environment with a focus on air vehicle subsystems
  • Contribute to the common tools library used to build integrated subsystem models
  • Demonstrate working software throughout development and solicit technical expert feedback
  • Provide feedback to technical experts on the performance and architecture of the modeled system
  • Provide technical support for users

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance or higher
  • Subsystems modeling and simulation experience using physics-based models
  • Proficient in Matlab and Simulink
  • Able to produce models that adhere to set of guidelines and standards
  • Familiarity in control system engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A desire to develop system plant models as well as code the controllers for those models
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or higher
  • Knowledgeable in environmental control system design and hardware sizing calculations
  • Working knowledge of air vehicle subsystems outside of environmental control systems
  • Self-starter able to debug and improve existing models and code as needed
  • Proficient in SVN or other configuration management software
  • Knowledgeable in C/C++, Python and/ or Javascript
  • Proficient in developing controllers for vehicle subsystems
  • Real-time simulation development experience
  • Able to produce high quality work with an attention to detail
  • Experience developing applications on NGC real-time component framework (RTCF)

Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.