Systems Engineer 3 (17-131)

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

The X-Lab is a very fast paced and dynamic environment. The X-Lab is responsible for developing future looking prototypes for the Ballistic Missile Defense System including Sensor/Weapon Integration, Algorithm Development, User Interface Development and other critical leading edge missile defense technologies. The X-Lab has need for a Systems Engineer to assist in full cycle systems engineering of advanced concepts including CONOPS development, system interface design, algorithm design, tool development and system analysis(functional and performance). This position will focus on the integration of the R&D systems into C2BMC, and will contribute to other ongoing X-Lab and Special Projects as needed. The engineer will require the ability to contribute to the development of system requirements and use cases, develop CONOPS, plan test events, develop test architectures, conduct peer reviews, and analyze test results. Assessing how the C2BMC prototype system performs using state vectors, integrating source tracks into the prototype and assessing track processing results, generating and assessing concurrent radar and sensor tracks during M&S and live flight events, and enhancing experimental prototypes based on results of these activities. The System Engineer will apply these results to identify and work to enhance C2BMC for future operations. A successful applicant should have a proven track record of successfully applying system engineering principles to develop product solutions. Candidates should have experience developing system engineering artifacts (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, Use Cases, System Architecture Descriptions, Trade Studies, etc). Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management is desirable. Skills required include: identification and definition of desired capabilities, fielding of new capabilities, system-of-system definition, integration practices and methods, communicating the desired capabilities to a diverse group of developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and users, and missile defense and sensor related data analysis.

Primary work location is at the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center (MDIOC) at Schriever AFB. A small amount of travel may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.
  • Must understand systems engineering, systems design and development
  • Ability to analyze high level needs and through a structured and logical approach refine the need into an integrated set of requirements that leads to a fielded product.
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings
  • Able to write and implement engineering plans within a project

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Ballistic Missile Defense
  • Knowledge of command and control systems
  • Experience with professional analysis tools: Matlab, Excel, S-code, STK, MS-Windows; Unix/Linux Coding skills (Java, C , or shell scripts)
  • Knowledge of ballistic missile track correlation algorithms

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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