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Director, Systems Analysis & Simulation for Research & Advanced Design Programs

Requisition ID: R10065722

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Analysis & Simulation (SA&S) for Research & Advanced Design Program (R&AD) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. Reporting to the Senior Director of SA&S, the Director will be responsible for all aspects of systems analysis and simulation in support of our Research & Advanced Design Programs. Responsibilities include staffing, planning, coordinating, and directing applied resources. The successful candidate should possess a deep understanding of the Northrop Grumman’s portfolio of programs and enabling technologies to inform and guide the analytical agenda. The candidate must also have a strong grasp of campaign execution, networking strategy, and possess the skills, drive, and judgement to interface with senior leaders across the company and customer community. The preferred location for this opportunity is Redondo Beach, CA (South Bay), but are open to Rancho Bernardo, CA and Melbourne, FL.

Responsibilities -

  • Lead a diverse, multi-discipline team of technical experts and mission analysts focused on developing and executing an integrated modeling, simulation and analysis framework
  • Leverage analytical results that will be used to inform Northrop Grumman’s strategy, shape future program pursuits and assist in developing discriminating concepts to win new business.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of all analysis and simulation development efforts, as well as analytical support to strategic studies, Contract Research and Development (CRAD) efforts, new business pursuits, and major programs as required.
  • Develops Statements of Work (SOW), establishes cost estimates and analysis milestones, monitors adherence to analysis plans and schedules, identifies execution risks and opportunities, and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources, changing technical approaches, and/or tailoring requirements.
  • Directs and guides the work of employees assigned from supporting engineering, technical and administrative areas.
  • Ensures analysis efforts follow SA&S, R&AD, NGAS, and Corporate processes, guidance, and best practices on mission engineering and operations analysis.
  • Ensures strategic level analysis is coordinated across Northrop Grumman
  • Collaborates to develop and lead modelling, simulation, and analysis for critical campaigns in priority mission areas aligned to customer national strategy
  • Enables full-spectrum analysis in support of key business functions, including end-user needs assessment, capability gap analysis, analysis of alternatives, concept refinement, integrated system design analysis, competitive assessment and capture, and program advocacy campaigns.
  • Establishes analytical approaches and design-of-experiment constructs to test, evaluate and assess emerging architectures, system design concepts, evolving Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), new technology development, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
  • Acts as a primary customer interface for communicating adversary threat impact to emerging R&AD programs and captures, including to mission operations, concept measures of effectiveness, concepts of operation, and leading program reviews on operational effectiveness with customers.
  • Develops relationships with customers, interfaces with key stakeholders, and develops new business or expands analytical credibility with the customer.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree AND 10 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in one or more of the following areas: designing, modeling, analyzing, and/or developing advanced aerospace systems, related mission payloads, communications, and/or command & control architectures for the Highly Contested Environment (HCE), OR a Master’s degree AND 8 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in one or more of the following: designing, modeling, analyzing, and/or developing advanced aerospace systems, related mission payloads, communications, and/or command & control architectures for the Highly Contested Environment (HCE).
  • Must have at least 7 years’ experience interfacing with Program Managers, Chief Engineers, and/or Senior U.S. Government officials on complex systems, mission payloads, and/or communications systems.
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience with team leadership experience with the ability to cultivate, lead, develop and grow a diverse, multi-discipline team of technical experts to model, analyze and develop physics-based System of Systems mission simulations.
  • Must have an active Top-Secret/SSBI security clearance that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 6 years).
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR) and SCI
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time as required by business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Operations Research, or Statistical Analysis
  • Strong working knowledge of, or significant experience with Industry standards, air vehicle survivability and mission analysis tools, and analytical approaches for conducting Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), System of Systems (SoS), Force Composition Trades, Cost-Effectiveness Trades, and Campaign-level study efforts
  • Significant knowledge of and/or experience with air vehicle survivability, mission modeling, mission engineering, and/or mission performance analysis tools, including:SUPPRESSOR, AFSIM, ETHB/RADET, TELLUS/MAF, CAT, MATLAB/Simulink, and/or Python
  • Recent military experience in planning or executing joint air combat operations
  • Experience working on emerging programs and captures in the RAD portfolio and pipeline for such customers as AFRL, NAVAIR, or DARPA.

Salary Range: $171,100 USD - $297,200 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.