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Lead Modeling, Simulation, Analysis Engineer (Top Secret Clearance required) - Space Sector ModSim at Northrop Grumman

Lead Modeling, Simulation, Analysis Engineer (Top Secret Clearance required) - Space Sector ModSim

Northrop Grumman Redondo Beach, CA (Onsite) Full-Time

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman is evolving its culture to harness integrated digital technologies to deliver solutions with the speed, agility, and affordability that our customers require. Our vision is to advance a digital culture to empower employees to drive agility, speed and affordability for evolving customer missions across all domains, backed by data from fully-informed and trusted modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking Systems Modeling and Simulation Engineers at multiple grade levels to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. These individuals will report to the Director of Space Systems Sector Modeling and Simulation within the Chief Technology Office and will be located in Dulles, VA. Remote operation from a different major Northrop Grumman facility with travel to Dulles, VA approximately one week per month will be considered.

Job description: As a sector-level mission analysis engineer, you will lead modeling, simulation, and analysis studies across multi-domain mission threads, company kill-chain initiatives, and future concept architectures. These mission engineering studies will address the customers' complex threat and mission environments, and you will develop and integrate system simulation frameworks, performance models, and algorithms to perform system-of-system trades and assess architecture alternatives for delivering an effect, data, or capability within a broader campaign. You will work with a cross-functional team on unusually complex technical problems and construct analyses contributing to solutions which are highly innovative.

Essential functions include:

* Performing analysis-of-alternatives and synthesizing mission elements to lead to a cohesive mission solution.
* Ability to identify and execute relevant MS&A studies to address the pacing INDOPACOM and EUCOM scenarios
* MS&A integration across the five divisions within Northrop Grumman's Space Systems sector
* Providing strategic guidance and direction on required MS&A capabilities and study approaches to assess desired warfighting mission effects and gaps, acting as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications
* Collaboration with counterparts in sector strategy, division, and program teams
* Engaging, briefing, and influencing company and customer executive leaders and organizations

Benefits: Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

* Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
* 401k
* Educational Assistance
* Life Insurance
* Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
* Paid Time Off
* Health & Wellness Resources
* Employee Discounts
* Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.

Basic Qualifications:

* Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) with noted years of experience in aerospace, defense, or related professional industry:
* Consulting Engineer: Bachelor's degree with 20+ years of experience, or Master's degree with 18+ years of experience
* Sr Staff Engineer: Bachelor's degree with 16+ years of experience, or Master's degree with 14+ years of experience
* Staff Engineer: Bachelor's degree with 14+ years of experience, or Master's degree with 12+ years of experience
* Sr Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of experience, or Master's degree with 7+ years of experience
* Principal Engineer: Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of experience, or Master's degree with 3+ years of experience

* Active DoD TOP SECRET clearance (with background investigation within prior 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
* Analytic modeling, simulation, and operations analysis experience across payloads, platforms, and military or intelligence community missions
* Proficiency with at least two of the following programming/data analysis languages:
* Python
* C/C++

* Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) and Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) accesses

Preferred Qualifications:

* Ability to convey complex modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A) topics, approaches, and results to internal and external senior-level customers in a compelling and understandable manner
* Proficiency in the following areas as they apply to MS&A concepts, techniques, and approaches:
* AFSIM scripting and plugin development
* Data analytics
* Design of experiments
* Model-based systems engineering (MBSE)
* High performance computing
* Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
* Containerization
* Dev*Ops: collaboration, continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) pipelines; tools; infrastructure; and configurations

* Experience working multi-domain and system of systems initiatives and in-depth understanding of USG strategies to closing kill chains
* In-depth knowledge and experience engaging with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC)
* In-depth knowledge of U.S. Government and Allied products and systems, missions, and operations
* Current Special Access Program (SAP) and Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) accesses

Salary Range: $173,300.00 - $259,900.00

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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Modeling, Simulation, Analysis Engineer (Top Secret Clearance required) - Space Sector ModSim />
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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Lead Modeling, Simulation, Analysis Engineer (Top Secret Clearance required) - Space Sector ModSim U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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