Search All Jobs

Principal Games for Training (GFT) Military Trainer

Requisition ID: R10092920

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Fort Carson, 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.  From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality.  Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration.  Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world.  With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Games for Training (GFT) Military Trainer to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting our III Corps Mission Command Training program at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO (FCCO). The candidate leads a team to run the FCCO Mission Training Complex (MTC) Army Games for Training (GFT) and manage the GFT Program across the Hub and Spoke to conduct collective training.


  • Responsible for ensuring all software and hardware configurations and various simulation systems such as GFT, Warrior Skills Trainers (WST), Shoot house (TSS) can communicate and work reliably.

  • Capable of running any system in the facility without supervision while supervising a team of 4-7 trainers and technicians.

  • Work directly with customer units to plan and develop training plans.

  • Develop training scenarios and products that meet the unit requirements and Commanders’ training intent.

  • Coach Soldiers on the use of gaming hardware for training and assist the customers on achieving their goals.

  • Act as the GFT system administrator and lead facilitator.

  • Become familiar with multiple simulation and tactical communication systems.

  • Learn to use scripts in the Run Time Editor to change variables and conditions within the simulation environment as required by the Commander.

  • Capable of briefing leaders, visitors, and distinguished guests with facility overview and hands on user experiences that showcase the capabilities of the systems and the professional competence of the WSTC Staff.

  • As needed maintain, troubleshoot, and correct system issues.

  • Maintain a common database of add-ons that allows speedy integration of multiple systems into a single simulation when required by unit training events.

  • As required, able to support other training requirements within the MTC

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of simulation training experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of simulation training experience

    • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of simulation training experience

  • Military leadership experience at platoon or higher level

  • Familiar with the basic operation of Mission Command Information Systems (MCIS)

  • Familiar with current military regulations, policies. and standards

  • Possesses the ability to work multiple projects /tasks, interface with multiple contractors, Government, and U.S. military personnel

  • An active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Ability to pick up and move a minimum of 50 pounds

  • Must be willing to work on-site at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Must be willing to travel as required (up to 10% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Combat Arms Senior Non-Commissioned Officer experience

  • Current valid certifications in CompTIA Security+ CE and/or Network+


Salary Range: $71,400 USD - $107,000 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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.