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X-Lab Principal Engineer Systems (20-237)

Northrop Grumman | Schriever AFB CO 80912 USA | Full Time | Posted: 09/25/2020

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Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Engineering organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as an XLAB Lab Systems Engineer based out of Schriever AFB, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

The Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications Experimentation Laboratory (C2BMC X-Lab) is a very fast paced and dynamic environment. The X-Lab is responsible for developing and integrating future-capability prototypes for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) including Sensor/Weapon Integration, Algorithm Development, User Interface Development and other critical leading-edge missile defense technologies. The X-Lab has a need to augment the team with a junior-level systems engineer that holds a Top Secret clearance (with the ability to obtain an SCI) and possesses demonstrable skills in the following areas:
  • Full cycle systems engineering of new capabilities
  • Capability and requirement derivation based on customer needs
  • Use case, system requirements, performance specification development, and UML modeling
  • System interface design & Interface Control Document development
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
This position will focus on and potentially lead the integration of the R&D systems into C2BMC and will contribute to other ongoing X-Lab projects as needed. Including the assessment on how the C2BMC prototype system performs using state vectors, integrating source tracks into the prototype and assessing track processing results, generating and assessing concurrent radar and sensor tracks during M&S and live flight test events, and enhancing experimental prototypes based on results of these activities. The Systems Engineer will apply these results to identify and work to enhance C2BMC for future operations. The Systems Engineer must possess an understanding of systems engineering processes and principles and be able to communicate the desired capabilities to a diverse group of developers, engineers, subject matter experts, and system users. The Systems Engineer should be comfortable with rapidly changing requirements, design challenges that require novel solutions, fast-paced activities, and tight deadlines. The following knowledge base and/or skills are desired for the Systems Engineer:
  • Operations Concept (OPSCON) & Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development
  • System and subsystem decomposition
  • Integration practices and methods
  • Analysis tool development using MATLAB, Excel, S-Code, Satellite Toolkit (STK), etc.
  • Operating systems experience with Windows & Unix/Linux
  • Algorithm design and implementation
  • DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Theory and application of the BMDS
  • Theory and application of command and control systems
  • Theory and application of track correlation algorithms
  • Probability theory and optimal state estimation
  • Familiarity with the application and use of systems engineering tools for requirements management
  • Coding skills a plus (Java, C++, and shell scripts)
  • Using the Agile methodology for software development

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Location Schriever AFB, CO, 80912, United States
Categories Engineering
Sec Clearances Top Secret (TS)

Location Maptop

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Job Code 20021752