Posted 4 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer
Northrop Grumman - Linthicum Heights, MD

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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 Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) 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!

As an integral part of our Mission Modeling, Simulation & Analysis 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 is an on-site position located in Linthicum, MD. This requisition may be filled as a Principal Systems Engineer or Senior Principal Systems Engineer.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Utilize Modeling, Simulation, Experimentation, and Analysis (MSE&A) 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 MS&A with operational flight software, collecting and analyzing data from laboratory or flight tests, the verification and validation of simulation performance against flight test data, and formally verifying 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 MSE&A 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

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of experience, Master's degree with 3 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related technical fields; an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance and a Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start.
  • Experience with programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Bash or C shell scripting and the Linux and Windows computing environments.
  • Experience with analytical modeling approaches using MATLAB environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret DoD Clearance or higher
  • Advanced degrees in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related technical field
  • Experience with Modeling, Experimentation, Simulation, and Analysis
  • Experience with real-time and/or reactive simulation software applications development
  • Experience using AFSIM and/or Brawler
  • Experience with one or more of the following: statistics, design of experiments, descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive analytics, high performance computing
  • Domain experience in simulations of RF, EOIR, Communications or related systems
  • Solid understanding of the Systems Engineering and Integration & Test processes
  • Experience with DPC, CUDA, OpenCL, Verilog, VHDL, or other domain specific languages
  • Experience with Agile and/or SAFe methodologies

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:

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.

This position is contingent upon program award, the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Special Program Access (SAP) prior to start.

Salary Range: $102,400.00 - $153,600.00

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.