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Principal/ Sr. Prin. Systems Engineer- Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis

The Systems Engineering department in the Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems business unit at Annapolis, Maryland, is seeking a Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis (MS&A) engineer to support complex, dynamic maritime programs of strategic importance to the company and our nation, and help us shape future opportunities in the undersea domain. This position requires close collaboration with system architects and software engineers to improve our current MS&A capabilities and explore hand-in-hand with our customers what the future looks like. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art undersea systems, which will provide exposure to a wide range of advanced systems and technologies including autonomous underwater vehicles, acoustic and non-acoustic sensors, sensor processing, navigation, communication technologies, and advanced algorithms.


Roles and Responsibilities include:


  • Lead the development of system modeling, simulation, analysis and trade study activities to include requirements analysis, system and System of System (SoS) trade studies, system capability analysis, system survivability analysis, and mission performance/effectiveness analysis.
  • Create new and adapt existing models, methods, and analysis capabilities to conduct studies to support the design, development, and assessment of advanced system design concepts and technologies.
  • Create and update blue/red tactics and CONOPS modeling, simulation, and analysis support to accomplish long-term objectives related to program development, execution, and related research and development projects.
  • Ensure performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are consistent with mission requirements; develop mission relevant scenarios; assess operational effectiveness of existing and emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments.
  • Work within cross-functional teams to architect, model, simulate, and analyze systems through the delivery phase to verify system performance against functional/capability requirements.
  • Prepare and brief technical packages to company leadership and government customers.
  • Support project and program processes, reviews and technical planning activities.
  • Identify, develop and implement new tools, tool features, and processes to advance our undersea and multi-domain MS&A capabilities.
  • Collaborate with other Northrop Grumman MS&A organizations to share ideas, capabilities and grow our world-class MS&A capabilities.


In addition, a successful candidate should have experience with underwater/Navy systems such as sonar systems, sensors, torpedoes, towed vehicles, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), acoustic communications, etc.


Applicants should be highly motivated self-starters with willingness to learn outside their core technology areas. Our diverse and passionate engineering team encourages collaboration and is committed to personal and technical growth. We are distinguished by our welcoming, dependable workplace culture that supports work-life balance, innovation, and STEM outreach, all of which have made Undersea Systems a great place to work for more than 50 years. If this appeals to you, let's talk.


This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications below.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal or a Sr. Principal level.

Basic Qualifications for Principal level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field and 5+ years of experience; 3+ years of experience with Master's Degree, or 0+ years of experience with a PhD.
  • Experience in modeling, simulation, and/or analysis of systems.
  • Experience with MATLAB and/or Python.
  • Experience in Systems Engineering to include (but not limited to) requirements analysis, requirements allocation, requirements decomposition, requirements development and verification & validation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing to learn additional discipline areas.
  • Must have and be able to maintain an active or currentDoD Secret Clearance.

Basic Qualifications for Sr. Principal level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field and 9+ years of experience; 7+ years of experience with Master's Degree, or 4+ years of experience with a PhD.
  • Experience in modeling, simulation, and/or analysis of systems.
  • Experience with MATLAB and/or Python.
  • Experience in Systems Engineering to include (but not limited to) requirements analysis, requirements allocation, requirements decomposition, requirements development and verification & validation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willing to learn additional discipline areas.
  • Must have and be able to maintain an active or currentDoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Electrical/Systems/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering/Applied Mathematics or Physics. A Masters or Doctorate degree is desired.
  • Experience in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW), Mine-Warfare (MIW), Cyber Warfare, and/or other Naval Warfare Domains.
  • Experience in theater level, engagement level and system level MS&A in the maritime domain and/or other modeling domains.
  • Experience with system and System of System (SoS) MS&A and development.
  • Knowledge of US Naval tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
  • Experience in CONOPS and tactics development and analysis, especially red/blue CONOPS and tactics.
  • Experience with other structured/scripting programming languages (e.g. C++, Java) and debugging.
  • Experience with configuration management / version control using Git, SVN, or other tools.
  • Experience in signal processing, communications and/or target detection/tracking.
  • Experience with autonomous systems and/or machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI).
  • Experience in undersea Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), acoustic systems, imaging sonar techniques and technologies.
  • Experience preparing work products associated with the system engineering lifecycle milestones (e.g. SRR, PDR, CDR, TRR)
  • Industry/company recognition and awards, attendance and participation in industry/engineering conferences and symposiums, and/or patents/disclosures/publications.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities to include mentorship and working/interfacing with customers.
  • Activeor current DoD Top Secret with SSBI/SCI, poly preferred.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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Top Secret / SCI + Poly
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Annapolis, Maryland
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