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Sr Principal Systems Engineer Modeling Simulation - Adversary Model Development Lead

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 19008966

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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.


If you enjoy strategy, thinking out of the box, and working in a team atmosphere with individuals that research, analyze, and define future capabilities for our nation, then read on.  Our Aerospace Systems, System Analysis and Simulation (SAS) team, located in Redondo Beach, CA is looking for a leader who enjoys collaborating with a small team to apply research and analysis to develop system level models of adversary systems in order to integrate into scenarios using a simulation framework such as AFSIM.  In this position you will work closely with operational analysts, aviators, space operators, and maritime experts in order to lead the devlepment of detailed scenarios that evaluate existing and future Northrop Grumman platforms against a variety of adversary systems.  You could be a part of yearly “graduation exercises” where your adversary team will face off against other teams.  Here you will demonstrate your prowess and knowledge of adversary tactics, techniques and procedures, as well as develop concepts on how our future systems will have to operate in order to defeat cunning future adversaries. 


You will be responsible for coordinating the development and integration of air-to-air, air-to-ground, and integrated adversary defense systems from sea to space into simulation frameworks such as AFSIM.  You and your team will also develop analysis models and simulations that represent leading future advanced concepts and technologies.  As the lead you will mentor and train new modelers joining the team. The work you will be accomplishing will directly support and potentially affect military requirements analysis, threat system analysis, future fighting force levels and military utility.  You will make a difference to how our nation fights. 


You must have strong problem solving, organization and project management skills, be highly motivated to perform and grow in this position, and most of all you must possess a strong work ethic.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline from an ABET accredited university and 9 years of engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment OR
  • a Master's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline from an ABET accredited university and 7 years of engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment OR
  • a PhD Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) discipline from an ABET accredited university and 4 years of engineering experience in an aerospace/defense environment
  • Project management and team development experience

  • Proficiency in MATLAB, FORTRAN, Perl, Python, C#, or C/C or other advanced programming languages in the application of model and simulation development
  • Active In-Scope DoD Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 7 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment

  • Specific experience with development, integration, and/or test of complex weapon systems and military architectures

  • Proficiency in and/or technical understanding of survivability and operational analysis models

  • Technical proficiency in AFSIM, Suppressor, ESAMS, STK or other engagement or mission level models

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.