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Northrop Grumman Principal S/W Dev Analyst - Exercises & Wargames Integrator (20-317) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a C2BMC Exercises and Wargames Integrator based out of Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Selectee will become an Exercise Team Integrator within the multi-contractor Integration and Test (I&T) Functional Area of the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) National Team (NT).

  • The Integrator will lead exercise I&T efforts, and work with other MDA organizations, to integrate C2BMC, BCM, BOA and FOXSIM into exercises, characterize C2BMC performance and provide a venue for Warfighter (WF) Tactics Techniques Procedures (TTP) development in multi-system BMD System (BMDS) tests and exercises.

  • The Integrator will use System Engineering processes for the following:

  • Test/exercise event planning and plan documentation

  • Development of detailed test/exercise procedures

  • Test/exercise resource integration

  • Test/exercise execution; near-real-time to real-time analysis of observed performance

  • Oversight of in-depth analysis of test/exercise results

  • Reporting of test/exercise results orally and in writing to a variety of audiences (up to and including Program Manager/SES and Flag/General Officer levels).

  • Responsibilities as part of interacting with non-I&T organizations include, but are not limited to, the following for each event:

  • Working with other NT OPRs to ensure testability of C2BMC test/exercise objectives and the C2BMC components of test/exercise architectures

  • Working with the Mission Lead and/or Mission Engineer (DTW) to represent C2BMC in MDA/DT event planning and test/exercise integration and execution

  • Ensuring proper C2BMC participation in trans-/post event efforts

  • Contributing to MDA/DT reporting of BMDS test/exercise results.

  • Non-standard work hours are highly likely.


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Secret clearance is required.

  • 5 Years with Bachelor's degree in a related field; OR 3 years of experience with Master's degree; OR 9 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Must possess a DoD 8570 certification at IAT Level II or higher (Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, GSE, SCNA)

  • Development of plans to test/exercise software-intensive system in various multi-system venues (hardware-in-the-loop and simulation tests/exercises coupled with human-in-the-loop exercises)

  • Plans must include/address test/exercise methodology, detailed test/exercise procedures, identification and integration of test/exercise resources, data collection, trans/post-test analysis of results.

  • Test/exercise execution in accordance with test/exercise plans in a variety of venues. Near-real-time quantitative/qualitative analysis of test/exercise results during and immediately after test/exercise execution.

  • Interpretation of test/exercise results and communication of resulting information to testers, non-testers, and senior program leadership.

  • Documentation of test/exercise, to include architecture, problems/lessons learned results versus objectives. Development of operational procedures for execution of C2BMC components.

  • Candidate must have developed software/hardware system test or exercise plans alone and/or as part of a small team, using overall and event-specific program objectives, functional/performance requirements, and planned technical capabilities

  • Evaluated/analyzed test or exercise results in order to characterize system performance; presented test or exercise results orally and/or in written format.

  • Must be able to obtain a NATO SECRET clearance upon joining the exercise team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to create Linux scripts a plus.

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following C2BMC functions a plus: situational awareness; track forwarding/dissemination and analysis; sensor management; engagement coordination/battle management and analysis; C2BMC planner; network and voice communications; CNIP operations and analysis; ADSI operations and analysis.

  • Knowledge of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and its elements is highly desired.

  • Experience with any of the following is a plus: operational ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems (e.g., Aegis, Patriot, AN/TPY-2, GMD, THAAD); developmental BMD systems; International BMD systems (e.g., AWS, NATO ACCS, DEU Patriots, SAMPT, DEU Frigates); operational/simulation message formats (e.g., XML, JREAP-C/TADIL-J (LINK16), VMF-11, BXF/S, DIS) and associated log files.

  • Candidate holding a TS or TS/SCI a plus.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

  • Health Plan

  • Savings Plan

  • Paid Time Off

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

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.

Job Category : Information Technology