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Principal Systems Analyst/Engineer

Requisition ID: R10092271

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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 Space Systems Sector is seeking a talented and motivated mid-career Principal Systems Engineer or Analyst to join our team in Huntsville, AL.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Performance Analysis team.  GMD is currently the only deployed strategic system that can defend the United States from long range attack by threat ICBMs.  We need a motivated and innovative candidate with experience in missile defense concepts, operations, software programming. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

The candidate will apply expertise in engineering/physics to perform systems performance analysis on the GMD system.  Performance analysis entails identifying and finding root causes behind deviations from the system performance requirements.

The responsibilities of the job include:

  • Use simulations of the GMD system to characterize performance and assess technical performance measures that are derived from simulation output.
  • Present and explain results to other engineering teams and managers in a clear and concise manner.
  • Help train and mentor other engineers in conducting performance analysis.
  • Leverage software programming knowledge to create independent tools to assist in automation and evaluation of results from the various simulations.  This includes tools to load the simulation on blade servers, pre-processing tools for quality checks and formatting, and post-processing tools for formatting outputs, plotting results, and analyzing results.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a technical field and 5+ years of relevant experience or master's degree in a technical field and 3+ years of relevant experience or PhD with studies in a technical field with 0 years minimum experience
  • Monte Carlo simulations to produce performance data experience.
  • Modeling and/or assessing performance data for a missile defense system or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Writing software scripts and tools to automate processes such as quality control checks, data formatting, and managing runs on a blade server cluster experience.
  • Position requires a current Secret Clearance and U.S. citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a missile defense program (GMD, Aegis BMD, THAAD, etc)
  • Basic understanding of common missile defense concepts such as system and source tracks, application of radars to tracking, covariance and error, defended area, and the kill chain concept of operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to apply these concepts to assess performance of a missile defense system or component.
  • Experience in leveraging aerospace concepts to develop software scripts.
  • Ability to write scripts in Python and/or Matlab.  

Salary Range: $95,100 USD - $142,700 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.