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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Mission Engineering)

Requisition ID: R10075822

  • 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
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Mission Engineering) to join our team of qualified, diverse engineers on the E-2 Advanced Hawkeye Mission Engineering team. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

Essential Functions:
• Key aspects include organization and self-drive to gather required information, work with stakeholders, and provide analyses and presentations. 
• Performs mission engineering activities to ensure continuity between desired operational capabilities and delivered system performance, through the Systems Engineering “V”. 
• Ensures performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are traded against cost and mission requirements; develops mission relevant scenarios; assesses operational effectiveness of existing and emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments.
• Develops new and/or integrates existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models, and command and control models.
• Simulates real-time operations and develops software that represent projected behavior of systems.
• Develops, integrates, and uses advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools.
• Models operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and recommends alternative architectures.
• Develops and adapts existing models, methods, and simulations to support the design, development, and sustainment of system design concepts and technologies. 
• Performs trade studies and simulation analyses with the objective of enhancing and optimizing system performance capabilities.
• Incorporates AI/ML techniques in Modeling and Simulation frameworks.
• Solicits input from various stakeholders, synthesizes data, and communicates results to various levels of leadership within the organization.
• 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:
• Bachelor’s Degree and 9 years of experience; Master’s Degree and 7 years of experience; Ph.D and 4 years of experience
• Proficiency in Python and MATLAB developing tools and algorithms
• Experience developing and integrating Target Tracking, Multiple Hypothesis Tracking, and/or Data Fusion algorithms
• Proven experience leading projects with multiple teams and managing relationships with both internal and external customers
• Ability to communicate highly technical content, findings and recommendations clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences
Must have an Active, In-Scope, DOD Secret Security Clearance or higher (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).
• Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Program Access as required per business requirements

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience in aviation and defense programs 
• Experience with Link-16 correlation and interoperability
• Proven ability to discover tasks that can be automated for efficiency
• Experience with system of systems modeling tools
• Experience with AGILE, MBSE, and/or system architecture
• Effective project management skills and good communication techniques.

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present and brief technical data to all levels of leadership within the organization and U.S. Government.
• A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP)

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.