X-Lab System Engineer / Experiment Lead 5 (17-108)

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.

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. Missile Defense and Protective Systems (MDPS) 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.

The successful candidate will be a member of the fast-paced and dynamic X-Lab team. 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 is in search of a Senior Level 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.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • 14 Years with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with Ph.D.
  • Must possess an understanding of systems engineering processes and principles
  • Experience developing system engineering artifacts (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, Use Cases, System Architecture Descriptions, Trade Studies, etc)
  • Ability to Identify and define 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
  • 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
  • Excellent communications skills (written and oral)
  • Ability write and implement engineering plans within a project
  • Ability communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management
  • Experience with professional analysis tools: Matlab, Excel, S-code, STK, MS-Windows; Unix/Linux Coding skills (Java, C , or shell scripts)
  • Experience in Ballistic Missile Defense
  • Knowledge of command and control systems
  • Knowledge of Windows required and Unix operating systems
  • 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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