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Principal Engineer Systems/Sr. Principal Engineer Systems

Posted on Apr 18, 2021 by Northrop Grumman

Orlando, FL 32815
Engineering
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


Northrop Grumman Defense Systems seeks a Systems Engineer with hands on Integration and Testing experience for a fast-paced, growing, dynamic position supporting distributed simulation and training programs in Orlando, Florida. NGDS is an industry leader in developing, integrating, and sustaining complex simulator systems for the US Department of Defense. Our engineering teams perform a variety of tasks leading to the successful integration, test, deployment, and sustainment of complex modeling & simulation (M&S) systems, enabling a worldwide distributed mission training capability.


Systems Engineer primary responsibilities are:


Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems
Analysis performed at all levels of total system product to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal
Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detailed trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications
Performs integration and testing activities with contractor provided equipment and systems with various government provided systems
Generates test plans, test reports, system and software problem reports, and tracks issues through resolution
In addition, the candidate must be a team player, able to work comfortably and effectively with company team members as well as program stakeholders and DoD contractor personnel using strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Also, the candidate may be required to travel in support of customer interface, technical interchange meetings, on-site technical support, and event/exercise support.


This Systems Engineer position is in support of the Federation Integration and Testing program for the United States Air Force (USAF) Combat Air Force (CAF) Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) program. In order to be successful in this position, a candidate - above all other qualities - must have an understanding of and experience operating in the complex modern air combat environment. The candidate will be responsible for the integration and acceptance of various USAF weapon system simulators and sites onto the DMON with the goal being to provide high quality, realistic distributed simulation training to crewmembers from the USAF and the other military services. The simulators on the CAF DMON utilize the DIS or HLA simulation protocols. Familiarity with these protocols, and/or designing, developing, integrating, or analysis of virtual, constructive and/or distributed simulation systems, or the operational use of these simulation systems is a significant secondary experience basis for a successful candidate. Testing experience (I&T, VV&A, OT&E, or system analysis and troubleshooting of technical systems) is also a desired experience basis. The candidate will be working in an extremely dynamic and challenging environment on a day to day basis supporting or leading the acceptance of new simulator systems and simulator sites onto the DMON, conducting real time' troubleshooting of interoperability issues during DMON events and aiding the resolution of documented interoperability issues across the DMON. Since the DMON is worldwide (CONUS, O-CONUS, PACAF and USAFE), this position requires the candidate to be willing to support I&T activities on an occasional non-normal' workday basis or for more than a normal 8 hour work day.


Qualifications


Basic Qualifications:


Qualifications for Level 3:


Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience or Master's Degree with 3 years' experience or PHD with 1 year of experience in Engineering, Information Technology, Modeling & Simulation, or Computer Science, or experience in a related technical field
US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance
Within the last 7 years, USAF, USN, USMC, or USA rated operational experience specifically related to the air combat environment and air combat systems (some examples are, but not limited to - fighter or bomber pilot/navigator, combat helicopter pilot, special operations pilot, RPA pilot), or non-rated air combat control experience (some examples are, but not limited to - AWACS/Hawkeye controller, Combat Controller, JTAC).
Willingness and ability to occasionally support integration testing efforts, meetings or other activities outside of a normal 9 AM - 5 PM (8 hour work day) work schedule including both very early AM and very late PM integration testing activities.
Ability to compose high quality work materials such as test procedures, briefing slides, detailed reports, work-related manuals, or publications
Ability to comprehend, analyze and propose solutions to complex interoperability problems
Ability to coordinate, lead & document integration or testing related working groups
Ability to travel, including internationally, up to 10% of the time


Qualifications for Level 4:


Bachelor's degree with 9 years of experience or Master's Degree with 7 years' experience or PHD with 4 years of experience in Engineering, Information Technology, Modeling & Simulation, or Computer Science, or experience in a related technical field
US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance
Within the last 7 years, USAF, USN, USMC, or USA rated operational experience specifically related to the air combat environment and air combat systems (some examples are, but not limited to - fighter or bomber pilot/navigator, combat helicopter pilot, special operations pilot, RPA pilot), or non-rated air combat control experience (some examples are, but not limited to - AWACS/Hawkeye controller, Combat Controller, JTAC).
Willingness and ability to occasionally support integration testing efforts, meetings or other activities outside of a normal 9 AM - 5 PM (8 hour work day) work schedule including both very early AM and very late PM integration testing activities.
Ability to compose high quality work materials such as test procedures, briefing slides, detailed reports, work-related manuals, or publications
Ability to comprehend, analyze and propose solutions to complex interoperability problems
Ability to coordinate, lead & document integration or testing related working groups
Ability to travel, including internationally, up to 10% of the time


Preferred Qualifications:


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the field of Engineering, Information Technology, Modeling & Simulation, or Computer Science
Active US DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance
Experience with distributed simulation protocols such as DIS, HLA, TENA
Experience in developing, integrating, or analysis of virtual, constructive and/or distributed simulation systems, or the operational use of these simulation systems.
Experience in integration & test, VV&A, operational evaluation, or system analysis and troubleshooting of technical systems.
Experience with use and operations of DoD Aircraft Systems such as IFF, Radar Systems, Radio Communications, Data Links, Munitions, Electronic Warfare, Aircraft Representation
Experience performing computer system and software performance analysis
Ability to develop and present material outside the immediate work function




Reference: 1170168367

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