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Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer – Mission Engineering (Melbourne, FL)

Requisition ID: R10111705

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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

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 is seeking a Mission Engineer / Principal Mission Engineer that will join our team of qualified, diverse engineers to support the Systems Engineering Integration (SEI) Integrated Product Team (IPT) and future program capture within the APEX Division. This position is located on-site at our Melbourne, FL location.

The individual will be responsible for operating in an agile team environment to perform the following:

    Perform modeling, simulation, and analysis to support program development, execution, and related research and development projects

    Develop mission relevant scenarios; assesses operational effectiveness of existing and/or emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments

    Develop new and/or integrates existing system simulation frameworks, weapon systems components to include air vehicle platform, kinematics, sensors, communications , command & control, weapons, and threat performance models and algorithms. 

    Analyzes and tests next generation tactical assets within an advanced threat environment

    Develop software to simulate real-time operations and behavior of systems for virtual simulation (man in the loop) testing so that future tactical aircraft can be evaluated in next generation air warfare mission environments.

    Model operational environments and perform trade studies via computer simulation resulting in recommendations for alternative system architectures and configurations

    Support the design and development of visualization models and databases for integration with a high fidelity simulation environment used for strategic simulation and training

    Support evaluations to determine the best frameworks, hardware, capabilities, and tools available to create simulations and experiences that enhance the Virtual Simulation product

    Ensures performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are traded against cost and mission requirements

    Communicate across the engineering disciplines and technology areas to integrate capabilities

    Ability to work independently or in team settings, according to project needs

This position requires practical experience and interpretation of modeling and simulation results, algorithms, and formulas and must be able to communicate their significance and relevancy in a clear, detailed manner.

Basic Qualifications:

    Mission Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 2 years of relevant experience; OR Master’s Degree in STEM with 0 years of relevant experience

    Principal Mission Engineer: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 5 years of relevant experience; OR Master’s Degree in STEM with 3 years of relevant experience; Ph.D with 0 years of relevant experience

    Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation) and be eligible for access to special programs

    Experience with operations analysis and/or virtual simulation tools (e.g. AFSIM, Brawler, STK, MATLAB); or experience with MBSE modeling products (e.g. Cameo)

    Proficiency in at least one programming language

    Experience collaborating on projects with multiple teams and managing relationships through effective communication.


Preferred Qualifications:

    Advanced degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science

    Experience in weapon system level design, integration, test and evaluation

    An understanding of Integrated Air Defense Systems and capabilities

    The ability to translate Physics/Mathematics models into real-time simulation algorithms and models

    Experience with real time simulation/software development

    Proficiency in MATLAB, AFSIM, Brawler, and/or FORTRAN

    Experience working within an Agile workflow using Atlassian Suite products (i.e. Jira, BitBucket)

    Familiarity with Digital Engineering processes

    Ability to communicate findings and recommendations clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences

    Active Top Secret Clearance and previous access to special programs  

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.