Staff Systems Modeling & Simulation Engineer, Falls Church, VA

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Falls Church, VA

Requisition ID: R10087888
Category: Engineering
Location: Falls Church, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Any (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is looking for a Staff Systems Modeling & Simulation Engineer to support the Systems Engineering organization in Falls Church, VA

Our work influences the investment decisions of our senior leadership and customer program offices. The Modeling and Simulation discipline itself is a mesh of many other fields (e.g. Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering, etc.) and frequently collaborates across functional disciplines, offering a unique opportunity to obtain a broad understanding of many areas or to more narrowly focus on developing a deep expertise in any one of the relevant fields.

In this role, you will be a member of a small, cross-functional team. The team performs the following tasks: model development, scenario creation, designing focused vignette threads and performing analysis. The analysis includes a wide variety of system types and span multiple domains (friendly and adversary; ground, maritime, air and space). This drives the development of clean-sheet requirements, refine existing program system requirements, and influence the pursuit of future technologies and capabilities. You will work with air vehicle and subsystem engineers, as well as with program and customer leadership, to recommend candidate designs, and to develop Concepts of Operation (CONOPs) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) at the system, mission, and campaign levels.

The selected candidate will be responsible for developing new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models.

Essential Functions: 

Develop and translate friendly/adversary tactics into mission-level models such as AFSIM and Suppressor
Performs operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis
Participate in Agile project framework
Models operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation, and recommends alternative architectures
Perform mission engineering activities to ensure continuity between desired operational capabilities and delivered system performance, through the Systems Engineering “V”
Ensure performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are traded against cost and mission requirements; develop mission relevant scenarios; assess operational effectiveness of existing and emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments
Solicit input from various stakeholders, synthesize data, and communicate results to various levels of leadership within the organization
Develops software to model behavior of systems in real-time and constructive simulations
Develops, integrates, and uses advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and:
T05: 13 years of experience or 11 years of experience and Master’s Degree or 8 years of experience and PhD
Experience or basic understanding of object oriented programming languages (C, C++) or scripting languages (Python, MATLAB)
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
Modeling and Simulation of one of the following: Radars, Missiles, Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS), air/ground/maritime/space platforms

Experience in at least one of the below:

Friendly/Adversary CONOPs and tactics
Electronic Warfare (EW), Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protection (EP), Electronic Countermeasures
Low Observables (LO)
Radio Frequency (RF)/Infrared (IR)/Electro-Optical (EO)/Acoustic Modeling & Analysis
Analysis of Survivability, Lethality, Vulnerability, Engagement at the mission level
Effective project management skills and good communication techniques.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Proposal development, writing or execution
Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present and brief technical data to all levels of leadership within the organization and U.S. Government

Preferred Qualifications:

Operational military background in any of the following:
Aircrew (Fighter/Bomber/RPA Pilot)
Electronic Warfare Officer/Weapons Systems Officer
Air Battle Manager/Naval Flight Officer
Intelligence or Communications Officer
Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university
Experience with system of systems modeling tools: AFSIM, Suppressor, or Brawler
Familiarity with AGILE, MBSE, and/or system architecture frameworks
Experience with version control tools (Bitbucket, GitHub, or Gitlab, etc.)
A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret or Top Secret security clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP)/SCI – some roles may be contingent upon this requirement.

Salary Range: $161,000 USD – $241,400 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10087888 2023.01.14

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