Mission Support Threat Engineer 2/3

United States-Colorado-Schriever AFB, United States

$79-146k

Full Time

15 days ago

Job description

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

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.

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 are making history.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Specialized Warfighter Development Contract’s (SWDC) Threat Products Services (TPS) / Threat Modeling Center (TMC) at Northrop Grumman Space System is looking for you to join our Mission Support Threat Engineering (MSTE) team as a Systems Engineer or a Principal System Engineer out of Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

The Threat Modeling Center is responsible for the development and delivery of high-fidelity threat modeling products in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). TMC is responsible for the development of models and simulations (M&S) used to stimulate element models of MDA’s BMDS, including kinematic missile modeling, IR and RF signatures modeling, data production/analysis activities, and maintenance/sustainment activities for the entire TMC software baseline. TMC is a cornerstone element to the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC), as part of the MDA Engineering Directorate (DE) Task Order.

The Mission Support Threat Engineer role serves as a missile threats specialist, threats model developer, and a verifier and validator of threat representations across the kinematic, RF, and IR signatures domains. This Systems Engineering specialized position requires a detail-oriented mid-level engineer responsible for capturing and documenting requirements as they pertain to the development of Missiles’ kinematic, RF, and IR signatures models. Must have a good understanding of modeling and simulation methods and processes. Must be familiar with Radar Cross Section (RCS), and Infrared Signatures concepts – to include physics behind hard body heating and reflection. To proficiently support our mission, the Mission Support Threat Engineer will be involved in direct discussions and collaborations with our customers, threat stakeholders, intelligence analysts, and fellow engineers in order to best capture the requirements for developing and delivering accurate and relevant threat models. The selected individual must be able to work with little to no direct supervision, work as an integral member of a product delivery team and meet time critical delivery schedules.

This role requires candidates to be onsite daily with no option for remote/hybrid work.

Job responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Gain experience with threat model phenomenology with focus on components of missile systems trajectories and signatures.
  • Research into RCS and IR signature model development requirements
  • Understand stakeholders’ requirements and ensure quality production of deliverables.
  • Actively work with the team to ensure automation and tools improvement are rightfully coordinated – aiming to attain utmost efficiency and meet Lead’s objectives.
  • Able to work on defined schedule to timely support MDA Ground Test Modeling and Simulation.
  • Work in close coordination with Missile Modeling Engineers to ensure that model requirements are met, and V&V confirm models’ accuracy and reliability.

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 or a Principal Systems Engineer level.

Basic Qualifications for a Systems Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) with 2 years of relevant experience, or 0 years’ experience with a Maters’ Degree.
  • Modeling, Simulation, and automation experience
  • Familiarity with the systems engineering process
  • Experience with requirements traceability
  • Experience with Model Base Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Familiarity with flight characteristics, motion, and performance of missile systems
  • Familiarity in the domain of RFC and IR signature modeling practices
  • Familiarity with hard body heating of objects and their corresponding signatures representation
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Active or Interim DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret with access to SCI

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Systems Engineer:

  • 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD
  • Modeling, Simulation, and automation experience
  • Knowledge and experience with the systems engineering process
  • Experience with requirements development and traceability
  • Practical experience with Model Base Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • Previous experience modeling and simulating signature profiles and responses in the IR signature and RCS domains
  • Experience with flight characteristics, motion, and performance of missile systems
  • Familiarity with hard body heating of objects and their corresponding signatures representation
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Active or Interim DoD Secret Clearance with ability to obtain a Top Secret with access to SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong math, physics, or engineering background
  • Strong background with missile system models, atmospheric dynamics, and performance
  • Mastery of engineering modeling principles behind body motion, trajectory analysis, counter measures, debris, and signature modeling
  • Familiarity with Optical Signatures Code (OSC)
  • Strong knowledge of the flight characteristics, motion, atmospheric dynamics, and performance of missiles
  • Experience with Model-based Systems Engineering theory and tools
  • Experience in Agile software development methodologies including Scrum and Kanban
  • Technical Planning, project management and project scheduling experience
  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret Clearance with access to SCI

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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Salary Range: $79,300.00 - $118,900.00Salary Range 2: $97,500.00 - $146,300.00

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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