Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Modeling and SimulationLinthicum, MD

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.

As an integral part of our Mission Modeling and Simulation team in Mission Systems Engineering located in Linthicum, MD you will focus on accelerating the delivery of capabilities to our customers through the development and use of advanced models and simulations of platforms, sensors, weapons, and their interactions with the environment.

This position is an on-site position located in Linthicum, MD and may be filled as a Principal / Sr. Princpal Systems Engineer.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Modeling and Simulation (M&S) of advanced systems using C++ object-oriented design, advanced data structures and test-driven development

  • Develop large scale data analytics, probabilities, and statistics, including the application of design of experiment techniques for the evaluation of system and mission performance

  • Integrate MSE&A with operational flight software, collect and analyze data from laboratory or flight tests, Verification and Validation of simulation performance against flight test data, and Verification that the models meet specified requirements

  • Produce publication quality reports which define the foundation for simulation credibility across all stakeholders and provide the artifacts to support formal simulation Verification, Validation and Accreditation (VVA).

  • Innovate to solve problems and identify improvements across M&S products

  • Performs operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis

  • Develops new and/or integrates existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models

  • Models operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and recommends alternative architectures

  • Simulates real-time operations and develops software that simulates behavior of systems

  • Develops, integrates, and uses advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools

  • Develops advance signal processing models

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Level or a Sr. Principal Level.

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience or a Master's degree with 3 years of experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance is required and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start

  • Experience with C++ Experience with analytical modeling approaches

  • Domain experience in simulations of RF, EOIR, Communications or related systems

Basic Qualifications for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience, a Master's degree with 7 years of experience or a Ph.D. with 4 years of experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance is required and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start.

  • Experience with C++ Experience with analytical modeling approaches.

  • Domain experience in simulations of RF, EOIR, Communications or related systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related technical fields.

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance or higher.

  • Experience with Modeling and Simulation (M&S).

  • Experience with real-time and/or reactive simulation software applications development.

  • Experience with one or more of the following: statistics, design of experiments, descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive analytics, high performance computing.

  • Solid understanding of the Systems Engineering and Integration & Test processes.

This position is contingent upon the successful transfer of active DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Link to Benefits: https://totalrewards.northropgrumman.com/

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $102,400 - $153,600

Salary Range 2: $127,000 - $190,600

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.