SWDC I-Sim Principal Systems Engineer

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The Ballistic Missile Defense International Simulation (BMD I-Sim) team on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Principal Systems Engineer. The position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO, at Schriever AFB.

The position requires a systems engineer to support the development of modeling and simulation of missile defense systems. The candidate will lead a team of systems engineers, analysts and test engineers to plan, design, develop, test, document, train and integrate simulation products for the Ballistic Missile Defense International Simulation (BMD I-Sim) organization.

Primary responsibilities include developing requirements, creating algorithms, testing new capabilities, documenting new features, and analyzing simulation performance. Coordinate across operational, simulation and user community to design and deploy new features and enhancements to new and existing applications. Develop system and component requirements, create algorithms, test new capabilities, document new features, train new users, and analyze simulation performance. Additional responsibilities could include interfacing with BMD I-Sim customers via event support and training events, and presenting technical briefings to BMD I-Sim stakeholders.

This position can be also filled at a higher level as stated in the basic qualifications.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • This position can be filled at a Principal or Senior Principal grade level. BQs for a Principal are a Bachelors of Science degree and 5 years of relevant experience or a Masters degree and 3 years of experience. BQs for a Senior Principal are a Bachelors of Science degree and 9 years of relevant experience or a Masters degree and 7 years of experience.
  • Must have a basic understanding of object oriented software development and Windows platforms
  • Experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products
  • Experience in agile software development methodologies including Scaled Agile Framework, Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience in developing and maintaining requirements and technical documentation
  • Able to prioritize, execute and delegate tasks in a high-pressure, dynamic environment
  • Must have strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Currently have, or able to obtain, a DoD Secret Clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in developing tools in Matlab and/or similar analysis software
  • Experience in engineering modeling and simulation systems using an optimistic and/or conservative discrete event simulation platform
  • Experience with MIL-STD and IEEE specifications
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Matlab, UML/SysML, git, Visual Studio, C++/C# and Atlassian Tool Suite
  • Knowledge/experience in several of the following: missile defense domain knowledge, command and control, and model and simulation development
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