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Engineer Systems

Requisition ID: R10100406

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: 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.

The Missile Defense Solutions (MDS) Business Unit (BU) is looking for a Missile Modeling Engineer to support IRADs and missile defense programs in the Colorado Springs location to support Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis of existing and new military systems. The Missile Modeling Engineer role serves as a developer and verifier of kinematic threat and interceptor models developed to support Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA's) various use cases. This position requires a detail-oriented entry-level engineer responsible for developing high fidelity ballistic and maneuvering missile models for use in a variety of modeling and simulation tools and frameworks. Must be able to apply standard engineering and mathematical algorithms to ensure the accurate portrayal of expected missile behavioral characteristics during all phases of powered and un-powered flight. Must have a good understanding of modeling and simulation methods and processes. Must be able to research, interpret and verify parameters required to build, replicate, and propagate missile trajectories to include staging, debris, counter-measures and payload traits. The selected individual must be able to work with little or no direct supervision, work as an integral member of a product delivery team and meet time critical delivery schedules.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Aeronautics, Physics, or Math; or 0 years of experience with a Master’s Degree in Engineering, Aeronautics, Physics, or Math.
  • Programming background to include languages such as MATLAB and Python
  • Knowledge of flight characteristics, motion, and performance of ballistic missiles
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Must already possess an active DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong math, physics or engineering background
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Automation experience
  • Experience with Trajectory Generator (TG) missile simulation engine
  • Previous experience with modeling flight characteristics, motion, atmospheric dynamics, and missile performance parameters of ballistic missiles
  • Background in missile system performance analysis
  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $77,200 USD - $115,800 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.