Sr Principal Engineer Software – M&S Product Team Lead (24-215)Schriever Afb, CO

Requisition ID: R10157174

  • 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: 1

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems – Launch and Missile Defense Systems has an exciting career opportunity for a Sr Principal Engineer Software – M&S Product Team Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be in the Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview:

The Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program integrates the Missile Defense System. It is a vital operational system that enables the U.S. president, secretary of defense, and combatant commanders at strategic, regional, and operational levels to systematically plan ballistic missile defense operations, to see the battle develop collectively, and to dynamically manage designated networked sensors and weapons systems to achieve global and regional mission objectives. C2BMC supports a layered missile defense capability that enables an optimized response to threats of all ranges in all phases of flight. C2BMC is the force multiplier that globally and regionally networks integrate, synchronizing autonomous sensor and weapon systems and operations to optimize performance. C2BMC is integral to all system ground and flight tests, which verify and exercise all current and future missile defense system capabilities.

The primary role of the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Product Team Lead will be developing emulators, integrating 3rd party simulators, developing scenarios, and anchoring models and system behaviors for the C2BMC-G organization on the Command and Control, Battle-Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program at Schriever Space Force Base, CO, which supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Space Force (SF) customers.

Essential Functions:

  • The M&S Product Team Lead will be expected to occasionally contribute technical expertise supporting the co-located Experimentation Lab (X-Lab) organization on the C2BMC program.

  • Support a broad range of topics with increasing scope and complexity as assigned.

  • Topics in the past have included the development of sensor emulation, interface exchange behaviors, scenario development, coordinate transforms of state vectors and covariances between various coordinate systems transformations, implementation of Kalman filtering, radar signal processing, various metaheuristics for performance optimization problems, and use case development and testing.

  • Work closely with C2BMC-G and X-Lab agile teams to understand concepts, algorithms, and logging to prototype Modeling and Simulation Tools and generate scenario datasets.

  • Utilize math, physics, statistics, data parsing, plotting, and database techniques to develop Algorithm Description Documents (ADDs) and algorithm reference implementations and commit them to Git repositories for version control.

  • Develop unit tests, preferably as Cucumber scenarios, to support the transition and development of MATLAB reference implementations in Java.

  • Use DevSecOps principles to set and maintain nightly pipelines to support automated analysis/test and continuous integration testing of algorithm reference implementations.

  • Provide demonstrations of their ADDs and reference implementations as part of Agile sprints with their respective Integrated Product Team (IPT) to the C2BMC-G Project Owners (POs) and C2BMC-G Release Train Engineer (RTE).

  • Provide technical support to the C2BMC-G IPTs to develop M&S tools that help verify and validate the tactical implementation of algorithms.

  • Develop technical briefs and present briefings to internal and external stakeholders at Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMs).

  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field.

  • Having a general knowledge of other related disciplines.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex, difficult problems (solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

  • Work under only general direction and independently determine and develop approaches to solutions; work will be reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

  • Contribute to the completion of specific programs and projects (failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources).

  • Frequently interface internally with Integrated Product Teams (IPT) of other systems engineers, software developers, and analysts.

  • Frequently interface externally with Federally Funded Research and Development Contracts (FFRDCs) and government customer contacts.

  • Represent the organization in solving difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

  • Interfacing with the RTE and POs to develop and maintain the M&S IPT Backlog within JIRA.

  • Contribute to the M&S IPT completion of stories.

  • Mentor junior engineers on the M&S IPT

  • Strong math and physics, including probability and statistics, linear algebra, and calculus

  • Must be able to use MATLAB or similar languages (Python, Perl, Bash, Mathematica, JavaScript, etc.) to perform prototyping, data visualization, scripting, parsing, and functional programming.

  • Developing and working with mathematical models.

  • Algorithm engineering to solve computer algorithm problems, including design, analysis, implementation, optimization, profiling, and experimental evaluation.

  • Systems engineering and software engineering processes and principles.

Basic Qualifications:

Please note your updated security clearance and IAT/relevant certifications on your resume if applicable.

  • An active Secret clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain a top-secret clearance.

  • 9 Years with a STEM Bachelor’s degree or 7 years with a STEM Masters degree.

  • Be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active top-secret clearance is highly desired.

  • Strong analytical skills, including Monte Carlo analysis and statistical regression.

  • The ability to use MATLAB, Linux, databases, Git, Bitbucket, Jenkins/Hudson, Jira, Cucumber, Confluence, Twiki, and regular expressions.

  • Familiarity with Linux and/or Unix-based development

  • Modeling and simulation of large complex systems

  • Machine learning techniques and metaheuristics

  • Verification & Validation (V&V) testing of complex software systems

  • The C2BMC mission, the Missile Defense domain, or the Space Domain Awareness domain

  • Surveillance and target acquisition, track state estimation and correlation, track-to-truth mapping, state vectors, tracking covariances, coordinate conversions, time conversions, and EOIR/RF phenomenology, scheduling, and resource management, identification and discrimination, battle management, signal processing, and/or orbital dynamics

  • Agile software development processes

  • Distributed application environments coded in Java, C++, or other Object-Oriented languages.

  • Capability of supporting occasional domestic and foreign trave.

  • Ability to support occasional off-duty hours.

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

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Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Salary Range: $121,000 - $181,400

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.