Systems Engineer 17-731 GT Planning Lead

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) was selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United

States. Air & Missile Defense Systems (A&MDS) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination.

Perform Test assessment planning functions for the Missile Defense Systems Engineering National Team (Industry) (MET-I) in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) customer to drive the development and fielding of the integrated, layered Ballistic Missile Defense System.

  • Specific duties will include development of Ground Test (GT)/Flight Tests (FT) event test strategies to assess key capabilities for system operational fielding, development and evaluation of element and system assessment criteria,
  • Development of system level evaluation measurements for collection of appropriate measurement data from test events,
  • Development of inputs to test assessment planning and requirements for test planning, and providing test assessment planning support to emergent and conceptual development activities as they are matured for integration into future development for the BMDS.

Basic Requirements:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering processes for the development of system test requirements, objectives, evaluation criteria and analysis requirements.
  • Working level knowledge of system and interface specifications is required.
  • Emphasis of experience in test assessment planning and test design of systems to support assessment of system capabilities, interfaces, and performance.
  • Experience providing leadership in partnership with a government customer is required.
  • Experience in use of Microsoft Office suite and associated tools in development of spreadsheets, documents and presentations is required.

Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Requirements:

  • Candidates should have strong communications and social skills and be able to perform in a fluid, geographically distributed team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of systems engineering principles with a familiarity of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) or one or more of the BMDS Element Programs.
  • Domain knowledge of discrimination algorithms is also desired.
  • Knowledge of DOORS and other associated requirements development tools is a plus.

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