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GFC Training & Exercises Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Requisition ID: R10017550

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Schriever AFB - CO, 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, 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.

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Systems Engineer to provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) Program, with a focus on the GMD Fire Control (GFC) product. The position is located at the Missile Defense Integration & Operations Center (MDIOC), Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Responsibilities include:

  • Directly support Warfighter Customers with GFC training simulation behavior expertise during daily training scenario runs

  • Perform log file analysis, root cause analysis, and research in order to provide timely responses to customer questions

  • Identify, investigate, and document GFC anomalies

  • Develop and integrate new scenarios into the training scenario baseline, in accordance with customer requirements & objectives

  • Integrate and evaluate GFC simulator HW/SW changes to the training architecture. Provide integration and testing support for all applicable warfighter exercise activities, including technical planning, system integration, interface connectivity and messaging, performance assessment and comparison to real-world, GFC behavior analysis and troubleshooting, system anomaly analysis, develop/implement/evaluate anomaly response plans, and briefing the warfighter on the peculiarities of exercise architectures

  • Candidate must have excellent technical analysis, communication, and teamwork skills.  Position requires interface with MDA customers, military warfighters, GFC product teams, and multiple MDA contracts and organizations

  • Candidate must maintain key technical data and historical files containing behavior and technical implementation information

  • Candidate may support flight test and ground test operations as a GMD/GFC system behavior technical analyst

  • Position may require up to 5% travel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technical, Engineering, or Math with 2 years of related experience or 0 years’ experience with Master’s Degree in the same disciplines

  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret security clearance required

  • Technical analysis and technical communications experience

  • Proactive, Self-starter, eager to learn and assist customer with GMD/GFC

  • Work effectively on a small team with multiple external teammates and customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a classified environment at a government based facility

  • Current active DoD Secret clearance; current active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI preferred

  • GMD / GFC/C experience

  • GFC/C and GMD system knowledge

  • Command and Control, radar, missile systems training or operational support

  • Test, integration, networking experience

  • Experience working on UNIX/Linux platforms


Salary Range: 74900 - 112300

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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