Sr. Principal Virtual/Tactical Simulation Engineer

Requisition ID: 21004088

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

  Climb to new heights on your journey when you start defining possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today! Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.   Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for Sr. Principal Virtual Simulation Tactical Simulation Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL .     Essential Functions:
  • Support the development and execution of Virtual Simulation (aka Pilot in the Loop) testing in next generation air war mission environment
  • Test product definition and development as well as associated Concepts of Employment (CONEMPS) and Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Model and/or develop logical designs that model next generation aircraft avionics capabilities to include multi-spectral sensors, communications, and electronic warfare
  • Execution of all steps of Pilot in the Loop testing process: problem definition, design of experiment, simulation requirements development, test article verification and validation, training of operators, conducting tests, analyzing data, and reporting results to stakeholders
  We offer flexible work arrangements, great learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. #LI-JR3

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Virtual Simulation Tactical Simulation Engineer:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 9 years of engineering experience OR a STEM master’s degree and 7 years of engineering experience OR a STEM PhD  and 4 years of engineering experience
  • Experience performing systems/operational analysis and/or weapon systems analysis in air war applications
  • Experience performing weapon system level design, integration, or test and evaluation
  • An active, in-scope Top Secret DoD Security Clearance with issue/reissue in the last 5 years
  • The ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access within a reasonable period of time as determined by the company to meet program objectives
        Preferred Qualifications:   
  • An understanding of tactical aircraft aero-performance, sensors, weapons, and communication
  • Operations analysis and/or virtual simulation experience
  • Weapon system level test and evaluation
  • USN Top Gun, USAF Weapon School, and/or USN/USAF Aggressors
  • An understanding of Integrated Air Defense Systems and capabilities
  • An active TS/SCI clearance
      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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.  

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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.


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