Staff Chief Engineer (AHT)Kirtland Afb, NM

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Staff Chief Engineer to work with the 705 Combat Training Squadron (CTS) Infrastructure, Development and Engineering (IDE) program to develop and maintain simulation software (SW) and hardware (HW) solutions, build, and maintain network infrastructure, design, and develop simulation SW applications, and evolve and conduct Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) activities for the 705 CTS and Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC). This position is in Albuquerque, NM.

Responsibilities for the Chief Engineer include :

  • Provides engineering support for the DMOC Battlespace/DevSpace infrastructure, development of new and upgraded system capabilities, O&M activities, and engineering DMO solutions

  • Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment products for our customers and is compliant with company policy, procedures, and quality standards

  • Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the company

  • The Chief Engineer is expected to mentor Senior IPT leaders as part of this position

  • Guiding system implementation approaches for operational concepts

  • Authoring technical documentation such as white papers, proposal technical volumes, program milestone briefings, systems engineering design documentation

Basic Qualifications :

  • BS degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or related technical degree with 20 years (or MS with 15 years, or PhD with 12 years) related experience

  • Secret clearance to start, with ability to obtain Top-Secret security clearance and eligibility for SCI and SAP/SAR

  • At least 3 years of specific experience in Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) or Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) training capabilities

  • Knowledge of distributed simulation protocols such as DIS, HLA, TENA

  • Experience in developing, integrating, or the analysis of virtual, constructive and/or distributed simulation systems, or the operational use of these simulation systems.

  • Professional experience in at least 2 of the following technical areas: Networking, IT Infrastructure, Weapons Systems Simulation or Simulator Architecture, Virtualization/Cloud/Hybrid Cloud/Containerization Technologies, RMF/JSIG Cybersecurity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of specific experience in Modeling and Simulation (M&S)/Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) or Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) training operations

  • Active Top-Secret clearance

  • Prior leadership experience in Chief Engineer role or equivalent

  • In depth understanding of DIS and HLA protocols

  • Experience with use and operations of DoD Aircraft Systems such as IFF, Radar Systems, Radio Communications, Data Links, Munitions, Electronic Warfare, Aircraft Representation

  • Professional experience in 3 or more of the following technical areas: Networking, IT Infrastructure, Weapons Systems Simulation or Simulator Architecture, Virtualization/Cloud/Hybrid Cloud/Containerization Technologies, RMF/JSIG Cybersecurity

  • Proven experience migrating physical assets to a virtual environment

  • Experience leading teams overseeing IT infrastructure including Linux and Windows systems

  • MBSE experience, particularly with Cameo

  • Agile Teams experience

Salary Range: $142,500 - $213,700

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.