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Consulting Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10068223

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) has an opening for the Consulting Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Virginia Corporate Office (VACO) Falls Church, VA.

Essential Functions:

The candidate will lead our Model Development Center’s (MDC) AFSIM development effort. Candidate will be responsible for supporting the long-range strategic and business goals including software optimization and influence the future direction of Systems Analysis & Simulation (SA&S) efforts.  The leader will be the prime spokesperson on AFSIM technical capabilities and future directions, plan R & D activities, recommend technological applications to accomplish long-range objectives and develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts. The leader will act as a liaison with frequent inter-organizational and customer contacts. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 20+ years of software engineering experience; OR Master’s Degree in STEM and 18+ years of software engineering experience; OR PhD in STEM and 15+ Years of software engineering experience
  • Expert knowledge with AFSIM, including supervisory experience in architecture design, development, integration and test
  • Experience in developing simulations and models and integrate with existing simulation models/capabilities into a broader simulation architecture
  • Experience in architecting protocols, algorithms, and/or solutions with proven maintainability and durability
  • Worked closely with Program Management to identify technical solutions that will meet program needs within allocated budget
  • Demonstrated ability in applying and/or developing technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts
  • An active, in-scope DoD security clearance at the Secret level with issue/reissue in the last 5 years and the ability to obtain and maintain a special program access clearance
  • Knowledge and familiarity with OMS, UCI schema, and DIS (IEEE Standard 1278)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert in Computer Science and Engineering disciplines
  • Expert in understanding software architectures, computing environments and Modeling and Simulations
  • Expert in the DoD proposal process with relevant experience
  • Experience in developing computer simulations of physics/math models
  • Strong aptitude for software development and integration, simulation development, graphic utilities, and user interfaces
  • Experience and fluent in multiple programming and modeling languages, including C++, Java, MATLAB, Python, AFSIM scripting language
  • Ability to provide pivotal technical solutions to programs during critical troubleshooting events
  • Ability to quickly review, analyze, and understand complex software systems; has experience being able to diagnose and troubleshoot production systems
  • Previous experience in briefing and interacting with senior customer officials and internal executive management
  • Experience in documenting best practices and revising processes (command media) to institutionalize corrective actions and best practices is a plus

Salary Range: $192,400 USD - $288,600 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 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.