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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal System Engineer - X-Lab (20-324) 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 X-Lab System Engineer based out of Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

  • Perform a disciplined system engineering approach to the definition, development, and analysis of the integration of external elements capability with C2BMC. This includes performing playback of data from launch events into C2BMC and performing analysis of the system performance and cueing of BMDS sensors.

  • Contribute toward the development of future capabilities such as track processing, sensor management, tasking, cueing, discrimination, BMDS architecture maturation.

  • Participate in developing, executing, and analyzing the results of various tests of the prototype in a lab environment as needed.

  • This position will focus on and potentially lead the integration of the R&D systems into C2BMC and will contribute to other ongoing X-Lab projects as needed. Including the assessment on how the C2BMC prototype system performs using state vectors, integrating source tracks into the prototype and assessing track processing results, generating and assessing concurrent radar and sensor tracks during M&S and live flight test events, and enhancing experimental prototypes based on results of these activities.

  • Non-standard work hours are highly likely during event execution and a small amount of travel may be required.


Basic Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret clearance is required.

  • 7 Years with Bachelor's degree in a STEM-related field; OR 5 years with Master's Degree, OR 11 years' experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Full cycle systems engineering of new capabilities.

  • Capability and requirement derivation based on customer needs.

  • Use case, system requirements, performance specification development, and UML modeling.

  • System interface design & Interface Control Document development.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following knowledge base and/or skills are desired for the Systems Engineer:

  • Operations Concept (OPSCON) & Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development.

  • System and subsystem decomposition.

  • Integration practices and methods.

  • Analysis tool development using MATLAB, Excel, S-Code, Satellite Toolkit (STK), etc.

  • Operating systems experience with Windows & Unix/Linux

  • Algorithm design and implementation

  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

  • Theory and application of the BMDS

  • Theory and application of command and control systems

  • Theory and application of track correlation algorithms

  • Probability theory and optimal state estimation

  • Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management

  • Coding skills a plus (Java, C++, and shell scripts)

  • Using the Agile methodology for software development

  • The Systems Engineer should have demonstrated experience in systems-of-systems definition, development, and integration.

  • Ideally, the Systems Engineer will have experience in working on IRAD-type projects.

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 : Engineering