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SWDC TMC Missile Model Verification and Validation Engineer (Engineer Systems)

at Northrop Grumman Corporation

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 19032092
Keywords: engineer, modeling

Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, we develop cutting-edge technology thatpreserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventivespirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancementsin our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, tostealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate withdevelopments from launching the first commercial flight to space, todiscovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not onlypart of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being aleader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, andStrike.  For us, it's about more thanjust performing.  It means realizing thevalues that define us:  responsibility,trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide.  These values inspire and unite our people-who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes theboundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drivesadvances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills,innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimizedproduct lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to thewarfighter.  Come be a part of ourmission!

The Threat Modeling Center (TMC) team at Northrop Grumman MissionSystems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Kinematic Missile ModelVerification and Validation (V&V) Engineer based out of Schriever AFB,in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll Getto Do:

TheTMC is responsible for the development and delivery of high fidelity threatmodeling products in support of Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the MDA'sBallistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). The Kinematic Missile Model V&VEngineer role serves as an internal verifier and validator of kinematic modelsdeveloped by the TMC prior to their use within MDA. This position requires adetail-oriented engineer responsible for verifying the quality of high fidelityballistic missile and advanced threat models for use in a variety of modelingand simulation tools/framework/media. Must have a good understanding ofmodeling and simulation methods and processes. Must be able to research,interpret and verify parameters required to build, replicate and propagatemissile or space launch trajectories to include staging, debris, countermeasures and RV / payload traits. Must be able to apply standard engineeringand mathematical algorithms to ensure the accurate portrayal of expectedmissile or space launch behavioral characteristics during all phases of poweredand un-powered flight. The selected individual must be able to work with littleor no direct supervision, work as an integral member of a threat productdelivery team, and meet time critical delivery schedules.

Additional NorthropGrumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the bestemployees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees arereceptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughestcustomer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technicallysophisticated products, programs, andservices in the world.

Our Values. The women and men ofNorthrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe ourcompany as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstratethese Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice createslong-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and thecommunities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, weare committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracingdiversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be anideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • 2 years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Science, Technical, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline; 0 Years with a Masters (at least one degree must be in a STEM discipline).
  • Active Final DoD Secret clearance
  • Programming background to include languages such as MATLAB and Python
  • Knowledge of the flight characteristics, motion, and performance of a ballistic missile
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Modeling, simulation, and automation experience
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have: 
  • Strong math, physics or engineering background
  • Previous experience with modeling flight characteristics, motion, atmospheric dynamics, and missile performance parameters of ballistic missiles
  • Strong background in missile system engineering performance
  • Mastery of engineering modeling principles behind body motion, trajectory generation, counter measures, and debris
  • Current DoD Top Secret Clearance
What We Can Offer You:

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

  • Health Plan
  • Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Additional benefits
    • Education Assistance
    • Training and Development 

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 most positions.