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Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Modeling & Simulation)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10033332

Category: EngineeringLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of AmericaCitizenship Required: United States CitizenshipClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this positionShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the TimePositions 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.
The Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Modeling & Simulation) 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.
  • Performs operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • Communicates findings and recommendations clearly to both technical and non-technical audiencesBasic Qualification:
    • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of professional/military experience with a background in at least one programming language OR Master's Degree and 7 years of professional/military experience with a background in at least one programming language OR Ph.D and 4 years of professional/military experience with a background in at least one programming language
    • Active DoD Secret clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
    • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience in Python and MATLAB developing tools and algorithms
      • Previous experience in aviation and defense programs
      • Familiarity with Monte Carlo simulations and data mining techniques.
      • Experience discovering tasks that can be automated for efficiency
      • Familiarity with AGILE, MBSE, and/or system architecture.
      • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with excellent communications skills
      • Experience collaborating on projects with multiple teams and managing relationships.
      • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP)

        Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by their start date. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.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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