Intelligence Analyst (Principal or Senior Principal Level; Active Secret Clearance Required)Redondo Beach, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for an Intelligence Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Systems Engineering organization. This role is located in Redondo Beach, CA.

This role is a part of our Systems Analysis and Simulation (SA&S) team. SA&S directly supports our Research and Advanced Design organization to evaluate the performance of existing and candidate system designs in representative operational environments. Our work influences the investment decisions of our senior leadership and customer program offices.

In this role you will collaborate with individuals across a wide variety of disciplines including operations analysis, modeling and simulation, systems engineering, aerospace engineering. You would have the unique opportunity to obtain a broad understanding of many areas or to more narrowly focus on developing a deep expertise in any one of the relevant fields. This role would also give you will also be responsible for developing new and/or integrate existing system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models.


Essential Functions:

  • Conducting independent research on select technical intelligence topics focusing on adversary threats and analyzing their projected impact to US military weapons systems and operations.

  • Providing the results of this research and analysis in the form of briefings and written studies.

  • Providing analytical and research support to threat modeling, scenario development, conceptual design studies, and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) processes.

  • Providing analytical assistance to engineering teams by leveraging knowledge of parametric data, threat system performance, concepts of operations (CONOPS), and adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures.

  • Supporting Modeling and Simulation engineers with CONOPS, operator requirements, visualization concepts, and technical data derived from intelligence sources.

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Educational assistance is available to employees who want to continue to learn and develop skills/knowledge. Our educational assistance program supports employee development by providing resources such as:

  • Free Education Advice: Call 855-222-2398 to speak with an experienced advisor to tailor an educational program to your career goals and needs.

  • Tuition Savings at Accredited Schools: Access a network of accredited schools in a variety of locations (and online) to take advantage of reduced tuition costs and waived fees.

  • Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

This position can be filled at either the Principal or Senior Principal level based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications:

At a Principal Level:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 5 years of related professional / military experience in Systems Engineering OR a Master's Degree and 3 years of related professional /military experience in Systems Engineering OR a PhD and related academic / professional /military experience in Systems Engineering

At a Senior Principal Level:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9 years of related professional / military experience in Systems Engineering OR a Master's Degree and 7 years of related professional /military experience in Systems Engineering OR a PhD and 4 years of related professional /military experience in Systems Engineering

At Either Level:

  • Must have at least a basic understanding of adversary threat system capabilities, behaviors, and tactics (Air, Space, maritime and Cyber domains)

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation).

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of adversary Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) components, structure, and employment, including electronic warfare systems

  • Extensive experience working in the intelligence community and have working knowledge of United States Government classified networks.

  • Detailed knowledge of government classified information handling procedures.

  • Applicant must be able to work in a team environment with engineering, Ops Analysis, Modeling/Simulation professionals, security personnel and other computer/facility support organizations sharing a secure facility.

  • Operational military background in any of the following:

  • • Fighter or Bomber Pilot

  • • Electronic Warfare Officer/Weapons Systems Officer

  • • Air Battle Manager

  • • Intelligence Officer

  • • Joint Duty Officer

  • Specific experience with all-source research and analysis of complex adversary weapon systems, technologies, and/or military operations and architectures.

  • Working knowledge in various aspects of advanced air and space assets (air and space vehicles, ground stations, operations, sensor and weapons payloads, and/or communications) and associated technologies

  • Understanding of remote sensing, infrared, and low observable technologies, surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles, hypersonic weapons, or related weapons systems/technologies.

  • Knowledge of domain specific radar principles, signal processing, target acquisition, target tracking, resource management, discrimination, and battle manager interfaces.

  • Experience with signal intelligence (SIGINT) collection and/or analysis.

  • Familiarity with USAF modeling and simulation tools (AFSIM, Suppressor, ESAMS, BRAWLER, etc)

  • Excellent writing skills, briefing skills, and analytical mindset

  • Ability to work both independent and in a team in a fast-paced environment, and brief technical approach and status to senior management

  • Experience with Agile and Model Based Engineering principles.

  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Top Secret security clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (SAP)/SCI.

Salary Range: $97,500 - $146,300

Salary Range 2: $120,900 - $181,300

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.

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