Systems Engineer - 17-754 Systems Assessment IVT

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.

Systems Engineer position primary role will be developing and analyzing Assessment criteria for BMDS capability declarations on the Missile Defense National Team (MDNT).

  • Analyze BMDS functionality, decomposition the functions into KeyTest Points and coordinate with ground test planners with analysis and supporting documentation.
  • Performing system analysis on the complex Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), and reporting results in writing and presenting results in a Assessment Requirements Document.
  • Responsible for working with associated Systems Engineering (SE) teams, Test Organizations, Warfighters and Element Program focals to ensure BMDS tests meet technical intent system capabilities and behaviors.
  • In the test analysis role, the candidate will develop and present analytical products that are based on assessing strategic and theater/regional system level performance of the BMDS in ground test and flight test events.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.
  • Knowledge of ground test design and data collection for a complex defense program.
  • Knowledge of System Engineering for test campaign and test event design processes in support of system assessment is required.
  • Experience and understanding of system level behavior and performance characterization of battle management and command and control functions and their associated information exchange requirements tied to specified performance metrics that are traditionally demonstrated in system level test events.
  • Candidate must be proficient in using analytical tools that assess the system level performance including radar acquisition, tracking, and discrimination; battle manager engagement planning, warfighter interaction, and engagement coordination; and interceptor acquisition, tracking, and discrimination.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a geographically distributed team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with strong systems engineering background and demonstrated collaboration and presentation skills are desired.
  • System level interface design and specification development experience is desired.
  • Possess knowledge of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)
  • Strong background with Matlab or similar analytical tools, system analysis, and system level testing.

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