Missile Modeling Engineer 2/3 - Radar Cross Section (RCS)Schriever Afb, CO

Requisition ID: R10152513

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Schriever AFB, Colorado, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: Days (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 3

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.

The SWDC Threat Products and Services organization is responsible for the development and delivery of high fidelity threat data products in support of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) ground test event simulations.

The Radar Cross Section (RCS) Modeling and Simulation Engineer role will help develop, analyze and Quality Control RCS models, produce RCS signatures, and be responsible for the verification and validation of RCS signatures. This position requires a detail-oriented mid-level engineer responsible for understanding RCS models, adjusting RCS models to work within the TMC’s RCS generation framework, understanding and verifying RCS results, and providing documentation required for running threat data in Ground Test architectures. The Modeling Engineer will support a team out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

This role requires employees to be onsite daily.

Essential Functions:

  • Good understanding of Radar systems and RCS phenomenology, as well as, modeling and simulation methods and processes.

  • Willing to work in new areas of development and be able to pioneer new capability development and requirements.

  • Effectively communicate requirements and processes to fellow engineers, system engineers, software developers.

  • Comfortable working with little or no direct supervision and work as an integral member of a geographically dispersed Agile cross functional team.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Basic Qualifications (BQ’s):

This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Engineer 2 or a Principal Systems Engineer 3 level.

Basic Requirements:

  • Level 3: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 5 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 3 years experience, or a PhD and 0 years of experience.

  • Level 2: Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline preferred from an accredited university and 2 years of related experience, or a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline and 0 years experience,

  • Must already possess an active DoD Secret clearance.

  • Ability to collaborate with systems engineers, software engineers, model end users, and MDA ground test stakeholders to ensure product requirements are met

  • Strong knowledge of Radar systems, Radar Cross Sections, scattering models.

  • Ability to develop radar system model representations from radar specifications.

  • Familiar with Computer Aided Design tools and models.

  • Understanding of the flight characteristics, motion, and performance of missile systems.

  • Understanding of electromagnetic energy transmission, reflection, scattering.

  • Must be self-motivated, able to work in a dynamic team environment.

  • Experience with verification and validation RCS simulation results.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience in modeling missile signature representations to include Radar Cross Section.

  • Ability to run method of moments codes.

  • Experience developing FACET models from CAD.

  • Understanding and experience with High Performance Computing architectures.

  • Ability to reduce simulation outputs to RCS averages and scattering point representations.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements




Salary Range: $79,300 - $118,900

Salary Range 2: $97,500 - $146,300

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.

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.