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Principal Intelligence Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Planner

Requisition ID: R10098962

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • LocationLocation: Suffolk, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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 Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Intelligence Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Planner to join our growing team of diverse professionals supporting our Joint Staff J7 program in Suffolk, Virginia.


  • Supports the Joint Staff in the integration of intelligence simulation models into JS J7 JT EOD Tier II/III training program and other Joint and Coalition exercises as required

  • Works with the SIM/C4I group and individual model representatives for all models providing activity in the High Level Architecture/Run Time Interface (HLA/RTI); National Wargaming System Next Generation (NWARS-NG), AIR/SPACE Constructive Environment Information Operations Suite (ACE-IOS), Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS), Air Force Synthetic Environment for Reconnaissance and Surveillance (AFSERS/MUSE), Air Warfare Simulation (AWSIM), Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF), Virtual Surveillance Target and Attack Radar Systems (VSTARS), Missile Defense Space Warning Tool (MDST), Automated Scripter Simulator Exercise Trainer (ASSET), JTLS (Joint Theater Level Simulation), next generation constructive models, and other models as required to ensure they support intelligence exercise requirements and are integrated into the Joint Training Configuration

  • Coordinates exercise joint intelligence architectures and coordinates implementation, maintenance, and repair of communications paths, which effect connectivity during exercise execution

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

    • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 9 years of military and/or defense industry experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (CS), engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 5 years of military and/or defense industry experience

    • Master’s degree in CS, engineering, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 3 years of military and/or defense industry experience

  • Expert level experience and background in Intelligence Community, both COCOM and tactical level Intelligence collections planning in support of COCOM and MRX exercises

  • Knowledge and experience in CAOC operations, be familiar with ATOs/ACOs and tasking of Theater level ISR assets

  • Working knowledge of the intelligence cycle, National and Tactical intelligence collections platforms, capabilities, and procedures, USMTF messages, and an extensive knowledge of intelligence support

  • Willing to temporarily work 12 hours shifts in support of Joint Exercises

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret (TS) security clearance with valid Special Background Investigation (SBI)

  • Must be able to work on-site in Suffolk, Virginia

  • Must be able to travel as required (up to 25% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in intelligence community system planning and utilization process

  • Knowledge of military systems; equipment; and tactics; techniques; and procedures (TTP)

  • Familiar with the Joint Exercise Life Cycle

Salary Range: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.