Northrop Grumman X-Lab Senior System Engineer 5 (18-132) in Schriever AFB, Colorado

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.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates for an X-Lab Systems Engineer . 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. This position will be located at Schriever AFB, CO, in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You Will Get to Do:

  • The Senior Systems Engineer will 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 and will contribute to other ongoing X-Lab and Special Projects as needed.

  • The Senior Systems Engineer will perform as individual contributor and Project Lead for advanced concepts development projects.

  • The position is responsible for defining Operations Concepts, designing prototype capabilities, guiding prototype implementation, designing experiment & test strategies, analyzing results and applying results to guide prototype evolution into C2BMC the production system.

  • The position will support advanced concept demonstrations during live and simulated MDA test events and work with senior C2BMC technical leaders to evolve advanced Missile Defense command and control capabilities.

  • A small amount of travel may be required.

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Skills You Will Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, or Math) discipline with 14 or 12 years with a Masters degree in the same discipline, or9 yearswith a PhD in the same discipline

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI Eligible is required to start

  • Experience and expertise in systems-of-systems definition and integration.

  • A proven track record of successfully applying system engineering principles to develop product solutions

  • Experience developing system engineering artifacts (e.g. specifications, Interface Control Documents, Use Cases, System Architecture Descriptions, Trade Studies, etc)

  • 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.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings. Ability to write and implement engineering plans within a project.

  • Knowledge of Windows operating system required

  • 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.

Skills that are Nice to Have:

  • Master's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI

  • Experience with Missile Defense Systems, Aegis Weapon System and algorithm development highly desired.

  • Knowledge of command and control systems desired

  • Knowledge of ballistic missile track correlation algorithms a plus.

  • Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management is desirable. Experience with professional analysis tools: Matlab, Excel, S-code, STK, MS-Windows; Unix/Linux Coding skills (Java, C++, or shell scripts)

  • Knowledge of Unix operating system desired

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.