Staff Virtual Simulation Software Engineer

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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Virtual Simulation Software Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne FL.

Essential Functions:
- The qualified candidate will develop real-time simulation software for virtual simulation (pilot in the loop) testing so that future tactical aircraft can be evaluated in next generation air warfare mission environments.
- The developer will develop new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks, weapon systems components to include air vehicle platform, kinematics, sensors, communications, command & control, weapons, and threat performance models and algorithms.
- The developer will simulate real-time operations and develop software that simulates behavior of systems.
- The developer will also integrate and use advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools.
- The developer will model operational environments, perform trade studies via computer simulation and recommend alternative architectures.
- The developer will also perform operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis.
Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs applications software and systems that contain logical and mathematical solutions. Conducts multidisciplinary research and collaborates with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for product and commercial software. Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops compilers and assemblers, utility programs, and operating systems. Ensures software standards are met.

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Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline
- Experience: 14+ Years with Bachelors in STEM 12 +Years with Masters in STEM; 9+ Years with PhD in STEM.

- Demonstrated proficiency with computer/engineering modeling using Java, C#/C++ or other object oriented computer language.
- At minimum an Interim Top Secret clearance.
- The ability to obtain and maintain specific program access.

Preferred Qualifications:
- An understanding of tactical aircraft aero-performance, sensors, weapons, and communication
- An understanding of Integrated Air Defense Systems and capabilities.
- Proven ability to work with a team in a rapid prototyping environment.
- Competent writing and communications skills.
- Experience with performing weapon system level design, integration, or test & evaluation
- The ability to translate Physics/Mathematics models into real-time simulation algorithms and models.
- Experience with real time simulation/software development

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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