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Systems Engineer – Modeling and Simulation (Engineer or Principal Level; Secret Clearance Required)

Requisition ID: R10101077

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

Our work influences the investment decisions of our senior leadership and customer program offices. The Modeling and Simulation discipline draws from the skills and experience of many other (e.g. Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, etc.) and frequently collaborates across diverse and functional disciplines, offering a unique opportunity to obtain a broad understanding of many areas or to more narrowly focus on developing a deep expertise in any of the contributing fields. Be a part of an innovative and distinguished team producing cutting edge concepts leveraging technologies developed across the enterprise.

In this role, you will work in collaborative environments to integrate existing and/or develop new system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, environmental and threat models, and command and control models to support Operator-In-The-Loop (OITL) mission simulations. You will simulate real-time operations and develop software that simulates physics-based behavior of systems. You may develop and/or prototype advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools to demonstrate concepts to enhance situational awareness and systems command and control. You will model operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and recommends alternative architectures. This position will be at Northrop Grumman’s Systems Engineering (SE) Palmdale, CA.

Essential Functions: 
•    Complete installations of software, perform smoke tests, and use the software as intended to analyze its functional properties.
•    Participate in Operator-In-The-Loop (OITL) Simulation events through operating software or as standby support during events.
•    Develop software and analytical tools to model behavior of systems in real-time and constructive simulations.
•    Develop, integrate, and use advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools.
•    Model operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and recommends alternative architectures.
•    Participate in demonstrating new software features and functionality to leadership.
•    Create and apply knowledge of Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) to support blue/red kill chains across multiple security environments, programs, architectures, and platforms.
•    Provide blue/red tactics and CONOPS modeling, simulation, and analysis in mission-level models to help accomplish long-term objectives related to program development, execution, and related research and development projects.
•    Solicit input from various stakeholders, synthesize data, and communicate results to various levels of leadership.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At Engineer Level: Bachelor Degree in STEM field and 2 or more years of engineering experience; OR Master Degree in STEM field and O or more years of engineering experience
  • At Principal Level: Bachelor Degree in STEM field and 5 or more years of engineering experience; OR Master Degree in STEM field and 3 or more years of engineering experience OR PhD in STEM field and 0 or more years of engineering experience
  • Computer/engineering skills using C#/C++, JAVA, or other Object Oriented programming languages.
  • An active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance or higher is required to start.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance with Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:
  • Modeling and Simulation of Radars, Missiles, Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS), Air and/or Space platforms
  • Knowledge of debugging codes and software developmental languages
  • Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protection (EP), Electronic Countermeasures
  • Red and/or Blue CONOPs and TTPs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ability to develop (C# and JAVA) and integrate prototype and pre-production software to support simulation events.
  • The ability to develop physics-based models and simulations using Object Oriented programming.
  • Systems and software integration experience related to Service Oriented Architectures.
  • An ability to work with a team in a rapid prototyping environment.
  • Experience with system of systems modeling tools: AFSIM, Suppressor, or Brawler.
  • Operational military background or experience
  • Experience with version control tools (Tortoise SVN, Bitbucket, GitHub, Gitlab, etc.).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to include project/analysis lead experience.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP)/SCI.

Salary Range: $85,000 USD - $127,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $104,600 USD - $157,000 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.