Principal or Senior Principal Modeling Simulation and Analysis EngineerRedondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10162848

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America | El Segundo, California, United States of America | San Diego, California, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Top Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

This requisition may be filled at the higher grad based on requirements listed below:

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Principal or Senior Principal Systems Performance Modeling Simulation and Analysis Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Systems Engineering organization. This role can be located in Redondo Beach, El Segundo or San Diego CA.

In this role, you will provide technical leadership and work in collaborative small team environments to conduct research and analysis, develop models and scenarios, and perform analysis of a wide variety of system types across multiple domains (friendly and adversary; ground, air and space) to drive the development of clean-sheet requirements, refine existing program system requirements, and influence the pursuit of future technologies and capabilities. You will work with air vehicle and subsystem engineers, as well as with program and customer leadership, to recommend candidate designs, and to develop Concepts of Operation (CONOPs) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) at the system, mission, and campaign levels.

You will 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:

  • Lead teams in the technical execution systems analysis and simulation tasks/projects.

  • Develop software and analytical tools to model behavior of systems in real-time and constructive simulations.

  • Develop, integrate, and use advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools.

  • Model operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and recommends alternative architectures.

  • Performs operational analysis and mission effectiveness analysis.

  • Create and apply knowledge of TTPs to support blue/red kill chains across multiple security environments, programs, architectures, and platforms.

  • Provide blue/red tactics and CONOPS modeling, simulation, and analysis in mission-level models to help accomplish long-term objectives related to program development, execution, and related research and development projects.

  • Perform mission engineering activities to ensure continuity between desired operational capabilities and delivered system performance, through the Systems Engineering “V”. Ensure performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are traded against cost and mission requirements; develop operationally relevant mission scenarios; assess operational effectiveness of existing and emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments.

  • Solicit input from various stakeholders, synthesize data, and communicate results to various levels of leadership within the organization.

  • The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


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 requisition may be filled at the higher grad based on requirements listed below:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal (Level 3): Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM 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 Ph.D. and 0 years of related professional/military experience in Systems Engineering.

  • Senior Principal (Level 4): Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM 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 Ph.D. and 4 years of related professional/military experience in Systems Engineering.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Top Secret clearance prior to the commence of employment.

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

  • Scripting experience with MATLAB, Python, C++, Java, etc.

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Research, Analysis, and Creating Assessments of Foreign Threats to US Military systems.

  • Operations Modeling and Simulation of Radars, Missiles, Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS), Air, and/or Space platforms.

  • Analysis at the Survivability, Lethality, Vulnerability, Engagement, and/or Mission Level.

  • Low Observables (LO).

  • Modeling and Analysis of Infrared (IR), Electro-Optical (EO), and/or Acoustic.

  • Modeling and Analysis Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protection (EP), and/or Electronic Countermeasures.

  • Friendly/Adversary CONOPs and tactics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Operational military background or experience in any of the following: Fighter or Bomber Pilot, Electronic Warfare Officer/Weapons Systems Officer, Air Battle Manager, Intelligence Officer, Joint Duty Officer.

  • Experience with simulation framework tools such as AFSIM, Suppressor, or STK.

  • Familiarity with AGILE, MBSE, and/or system architecture.

  • Effective project management skills and good communication.

  • Experience with version control tools (Bitbucket, GitHub, Gitlab, etc.).

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present and brief technical data to all levels of leadership within the organization and U.S. Government.

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

Salary Range: $107,300 - $160,900

Salary Range 2: $133,000 - $199,600

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.