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Northrop Grumman Principal Systems Engineers -OR- Sr. Principal Systems Engineers in Colorado Springs, Colorado



Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

This position will support the Command & Control Ballistic Missile Communications (C2BMC) program and will focus on and potentially lead the integration of Research and Development (R&D) projects. In addition, you will contribute to other ongoing laboratory projects as needed. Non-standard work hours are highly likely during scheduled customer events. The Primary work location is on Schriever AFB, CO.

The selected System Engineers will assess how prototype systems perform using state vectors, integrating source tracks into the prototype, and assessing ballistic missile track processing results, generating and assessing concurrent radar and sensor ballistic missile tracks with Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and live flight test events, and enhancing experimental prototypes based on results of these activities.

You will apply results to identify and work to enhance future operations. The Systems Engineers must possess an understanding of systems engineering processes and principles and be able to communicate the desired capabilities to a diverse group of developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and system users. The Systems Engineer should be comfortable with rapidly changing requirements, design challenges that require novel solutions, fast-paced activities, and tight deadlines. The following knowledge base and/or skills are desired:

  • Operations Concepts (OPSCON) & Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) development

  • System and subsystem decomposition

  • Integration practices and methods

  • Analysis tool development using MATLAB, Excel, S-Code, Satellite Toolkit (STK), etc.

  • Operating systems experience with Windows & Unix/Linux

  • Algorithm design and implementation

  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)

  • Theory and application of the BMDS

  • Theory and application of command and control systems

  • Theory and application of track correlation algorithms

  • Probability theory and optimal state estimation

  • Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management

  • Coding skills a plus (Java, C++, and shell scripts)

  • Using the Agile methodology for software development

"This position may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below."

Job Category : Engineering