Northrop Grumman Virtual Simulation Software Engineer 4 in Melbourne, Florida

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Virtual Simulation Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

The selected candidate will develop and implement software integration plans in a lab environment supporting various space, aircraft, and ground systems.

The qualified candidate will develop real-time simulation software for virtual simulation (pilot in the loop) testing so that future tactical aircraft can be evaluated in next generation air warfare mission environments. The developer will develop new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks, weapon systems components to include air vehicle platform, kinematics, sensors, communications, command & control, weapons, and threat performance models and algorithms. The developer will simulate real-time operations and develop software that simulates behavior of systems. The developer will also integrate and use advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools. The developer will model operational environments, perform trade studies via computer simulation and recommend alternative architectures. The developer will also perform operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9+ years of system engineering experience OR

  • Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 7+ years of system engineering experience

  • 9+ years of experience in computer/engineering modeling skills using C#/C++ or other object oriented computer language.

  • 9+ years of experience in real time simulation/software development.

  • 9+ years of experience performing weapon system level design, integration, or test & Evaluation

  • 9+ years of experience translating Physics/Mathematics models into real-time simulation algorithms and models.

  • An active DoD Top Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An understanding of tactical aircraft aero-performance, sensors, weapons, and communication

  • An understanding of Integrated Air Defense Systems and capabilities.

  • Proven ability to work with a team in a rapid prototyping environment.

  • Competent writing and communications skills.

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