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(DoD SkillBridge) Engineer Systems Modeling Simulation – Principal / Sr Principal

Requisition ID: R10081993

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • 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: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

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.

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.

 

As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists.

The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

Responsibilities for this internship position are:

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SkillBridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for SkillBridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.

Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.

Objectives - Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly-trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.

Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.

DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:

* Has served at least 180 days on active duty

* Is within 12 months of separation or retirement

* Will receive an honorable discharge

* Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS

* Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months

* Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an opening for a Lead Mission Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Systems Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Modeling, Simulation & Analysis organization. This position will be located in Linthicum/Baltimore, MD. Flexible work arrangements are available though project needs will dictate onsite work amount. The team is a leader in digital transformation in the MS sector and Baltimore campus, leveraging a model-/simulation-based approach including DevOps principles and High Performance Computing.

Qualified candidates will have opportunities to accelerate the delivery of capabilities to our customers through the development and use of advanced models and simulations of platforms, sensors, weapons, and their interactions with the environment.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The position involves Modeling, Simulation and Analysis (MS&A) of advanced systems in tactically relevant environments leveraging GOTS and COTS physics-based simulation software for large scale data analytics, including the application of design of experiment techniques to evaluate system and mission performance. The position requires a comprehensive understanding of counterair and/or strike missions, with an ability to distill tactical details into actionable steps that can be represented in simulation. The position requires high technical rigor required to produce publication quality reports which define the foundation for simulation credibility across all stakeholders and provide the artifacts to support formal simulation Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VVA).

The systems, simulations and workflow are highly complex therefore strong problem solving skills are desired. The role is multidisciplinary in nature and provides tremendous technical growth opportunities as both an individual contributor and team lead.

Key Traits for Success in this Role:

Extensive knowledge of air to air, air to ground, or tactical space mission areas

A desire to apply a multi-disciplinary approach to problems

Independence and a sense of ownership of one’s work

Dedication to excellence in technical execution

A desire to mentor junior engineers and scale the team's throughput and individuals' technical growth

A desire to learn and excel in systems engineering, technical writing, and software development (C++, python)

Description:

The successful candidate possesses an engineering and operational background combined with the ability to be an effective communicator and technical team leader while operating with minimal oversight.

An employee in this position:

  • Performs operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis to recommend alternative architectures
  • Defines and reviews mission objectives, assumptions, limitations, and tactical considerations of studies requested by internal and external customers
  • Works with the Chief Engineer to develop and disseminate roadmaps of models, simulations, and tools to both developers and management
  • Produces referent documentation of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for different mission areas
  • Consults on the development of performance, behavioral, threat, and command and control models.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
Operational Experience with various missions areas (air superiority, ISR, global strike, air defense, or related)

5+ years of operational/ professional experience

Active DoD Secret security clearance and ability to obtain program access

Ability to pass an enhanced security review

Preferred Qualifications:

DoD TS/SCI Clearance

Master's or PhD Degree

Air crew experience

USAF Weapons School, US Navy Top Gun, or USMC WTI Graduate

Experience using mission or campaign level simulation tools like AFSIM, Brawler, SUPPRESSOR, or STORM

System experience with air vehicles, weapons, RF, EOIR, communications or related systems

Experience with one or more of the following: Statistics, design of experiments, predictive/prescriptive analytics, high performance computing


Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.