Engineer Systems 3-19457

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Engineer Systems 3 for our Schriever Air Force Base, CO location.

Systems Engineer to provide support for the Modeling and Operations Software (MOS) Directorate Sensor Modeling Center (SMC) organization on the JRDC program at Schriever AFB, CO. The engineer will work closely with a team of systems engineers and software developers on the development of a suite of radar models and signal injectors used for element- and system-level analysis and verification and validation. The engineer will be responsible for performing technical planning, requirement/functionality decomposition, algorithm prototyping, system integration, requirement/functional verification, analysis/testing tool development, and comparative analysis with tactical system behavior. The engineer will support SMC's two products: Open Systems Architecture Sensor Models (OSM) and Open Systems Architecture Signal Injector (OSI). The engineer will work with an Integrated Product Team (IPT) to perform holistic system life-cycle analyses of the SMC products. The engineer will participate in all required activities to include interfacing with stakeholders, development of systems engineering plans and processes, reviews of product deliverables, and interfacing with task/product leads in producing quality reports/products. The engineer will coordinate element- and system-level performance parameters across multiple organizations within MDA and provide analysis and quick-turn support for various MDA events. The engineer will support integration of the OSM and OSI with existing external simulation frameworks, element models/systems, and tactical radar Signal and Data Processors (SPDP). The engineer will provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable technical solutions to complex problems that are consistent with organization objectives. The engineer will create presentations that describe and demonstrate advanced algorithms as implemented in OSM and OSI for a variety of audiences. The engineer will work with the government customer to support sensor model VV&A activities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM related field and 8 years of related work experience; advanced degrees may substitute for years of experience.
  • Must be comfortable using scripting languages to analyze problems (e.g.
  • Bash, Perl, Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, JavaScript).Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Capable of supporting occasional CONUS travel.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in physics, mathematics, or related engineering discipline.
  • Strong analytical background including Monte Carlo analysis and statistical regression.
  • Knowledge of domain specific radar principles, including signal processing, target acquisition, target tracking, resource management, discrimination, and battle manager interfaces.
  • Experience with Agile software development processes.
  • Familiarity with Linux and/or Unix-based development.
  • Software development experience using C or another Object-Oriented language.
  • Ability to read Ada code.
  • Experience with using MySQL (or another SQL database) queries.
  • Experience with software V&V at the White Box and Black Box level.
  • Fluency in Python and/or MATLAB, including data visualization, scripting, and functional programming.
  • Experience with red-force modeling and software.
  • Experience working in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) or scrum team.
  • Experience with workflow/process improvement on a team.
  • Experience providing technical leadership in a DoD contracting or related environment.
  • Experience with development and delivery of project milestones within the system engineering lifecycle, including RBP, SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR, and ShRR.
  • Must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

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.

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