Northrop Grumman Kinematic Trajectory Engineer 2 in Schriever AFB, Colorado
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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is currently seeking a Kinematic Trajectory Engineer to support The Threat Modeling Center.
The Threat Modeling Center (TMC) is responsible for the development and delivery of high fidelity threat modeling products in support of MDA and MDAâ€™s Ballistic Missile Defense System. The TMC Kinematic Trajectory Engineer is responsible for working with a group of engineers that generates the kinematic output data of simulated ballistic missile trajectories for the TMC. This data is delivered as part of an Integrated Threat Product (ITP) to various Department of Defense customers (primarily within the Missile Defense Agency) to drive the Threat portion of their simulations.
ITPs are produced and delivered anywhere between one day and six months, so flexibility, requirements identification, and time management skills are musts. This group works closely with other TMC groups such as Targeting and Allocation, Missile Modeling, Documentation, Infrared Plume and Hardbody Signatures, and Quality Control. This group also works closely with the TMCâ€™s System Engineering and Software Development groups, as most of the tools used by the group are developed in-house. This position is responsible for generating kinematic trajectories using the TMCâ€™s Threat Modeling & Simulation Suite (TMSS) and trouble-shooting products and data.
Bachelorâ€™s degree in Engineering or Physics and 2 years of Engineering experience
Experience in modeling and simulation
Knowledge of ballistic missiles and six degrees of freedom (6 DoF) trajectory representation
Familiarity with missile defense system components and their interoperability
Understanding of Linux and Windows based platforms with their associated software
Active DoD Secret clearance
Ability to work independently and in groups equally well; must be a self-starter
Excellent time management, schedule estimation, and delegation skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of missile targeting and allocation and â€œRed Forceâ€? laydowns
Experience with infrared and radar cross section (RCS) signatures
Experience in systems engineering and/or software development and testing, especially with the Agile methodology
Experience working within the Missile Defense Agency, especially related to Ground Test exercises/events
Quality control experience with a strong background in test and troubleshooting
Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret Clearance
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