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Virtual Simulation Software Engineer / Virtual Simulation Principal Software Engineer

Requisition ID: R10100983

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Virtual Simulation Software Engineer / Virtual Simulation Principal Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne FL.
Essential Functions:
- The qualified candidate will develop software to simulate real-time operations and behavior of systems for virtual simulation (pilot in the loop) testing so that future tactical aircraft can be evaluated in next generation air warfare mission environments.  
- The candidate will develop new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks, weapon systems components to include air vehicle platform, kinematics, sensors, communications , command & control, weapons, and threat performance models and algorithms.  
- The candidate will integrate and use advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools.
- The candidate will model operational environments, and perform trade studies via computer simulation resulting in recommendations for alternative system architectures and configurations.  
- The candidate will perform operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis.
- The candidate may support the design and development of visualization models and databases for integration with a high fidelity simulation environment used for strategic simulation and training.
- The candidate may support evaluations to determine the best frameworks, hardware, capabilities, and tools available to create simulations and experiences that enhance the Virtual Simulation product.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal 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.

This requisition may be filled at either a Software Engineer level or Principal Software Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Software Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of related professional/military experience OR Master's Degree
  • Principal Software Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of related professional/military experience OR Master's Degree and 3 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer/engineering modeling using Java, C#/C++ or other object oriented computer language.
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline
  • An understanding of tactical aircraft aero-performance, sensors, weapons, and communication
  • An understanding of Integrated Air Defense Systems and capabilities.
  • Proven ability to work with a team in a rapid prototyping environment.
  • Competent writing and communications skills.
  • Experience with performing weapon system level design, integration, or test & evaluation
  • The ability to translate Physics/Mathematics models into real-time simulation algorithms and models.
  • Experience with real time simulation/software development.

Salary Range: $73,400 USD - $110,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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

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 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.