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Engineer – Systems Modeling and Simulation OR Principal Engineer – Systems Modeling and Simulation

Requisition ID: R10069886

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time

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 an Engineer - Systems Modeling and Simulation OR Principal Engineer – Systems Modeling and Simulation to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located at our Palmdale, CA site, where technology and teamwork come together.

The selected candidate will use modeling and simulation tools and apply probability-based analytics to analyze current and projected spare parts inventories and optimize recommendations for key metrics. This roll requires frequent collaboration across functional disciplines, offering a highly unique opportunity to obtain a broad understanding of many areas. The Systems Modeling and Simulation Engineer should possess strong communication and technical writing skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple tasks.

Skills in the areas of statistics, simulation modeling, trend & sensitivity analysis, data sampling, and computing are essential.

Modeling & Simulation analysis tasks will include:

  • Spares Modeling
  • Readiness Modeling
  • Obsolescence forecasting
  • Level of Repair (LOR) analysis
  • Cost Analysis
  • Business Case Analysis

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

This position may be filled at either the Engineer Systems Modeling and Simulation OR Principal Engineer Systems Modeling and Simulation level.

Basic Qualifications for Engineer Systems Modeling and Simulation:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 2 years of experience OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 0 years of experience
  • Must have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel (extensive formula calculations, pivot tables/charts, macros, etc.)
  • Must have an Active, In-Scope, DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher with periodic review or re-investigation within the last 5 years required to start.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program Access (PAR/SAP). This PAR/SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Basic Qualifications for Principal Engineer Systems Modeling and Simulation:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of experience OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years of experience OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 0 years of experience.
  • Must have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel (extensive formula calculations, pivot tables/charts, macros, etc.)
  • Must have an Active, In-Scope, DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher with periodic review or re-investigation within the last 5 years required to start.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program Access (PAR/SAP). This PAR/SAP must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications for both levels:

  • Active TS with Special Program Access
  • Experience in aviation and defense programs
  • Project management experience
  • Familiarity with Databases concepts, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle
  • Experience with spares forecasting, availability modeling, repair level strategy modeling, reliability, or maintainability
  • Experience with data mining techniques


Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.