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Principal/Sr. Principal Engineer - Modeling & Simulation

Are you an experienced software engineer looking for a rewarding and challenging career as a Principal/Sr. Principal Modeling and Simulation Engineer to support advanced weapons concepts? If so, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems in Northridge, CA may be the employer for you!

In this role, you will be working with other engineers and analysts to apply and/or develop advanced technologies and concepts in simulation of high-fidelity systems capable of predicting performance. This role includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

  • Perform modeling and simulation tasks for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF) integrated flight simulations

  • Integrate guidance, navigation, and autopilot algorithms into high-fidelity flight simulations

  • Perform modeling and simulation tasks for system survivability, system effectiveness, and engagement/mission-level scenarios

  • Perform trade studies and simulation analyses with the objective of enhancing and optimizing system performance capability

This position may be filled at a higher grade based upon qualifications listed below.

(Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.)

Basic Qualifications:

Basic qualifications for Principal engineer:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Physics

  • Current/active U.S Government issued DoD Secret Clearance

  • 5+ years modeling, simulation, and analysis of Aerospace Systems, Systems Analysis, and Design

Basic qualifications for Sr. Principal engineer:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Physics

  • Current/active U.S Government issued DoD Secret Clearance

  • 9+ years modeling, simulation, and analysis of Aerospace Systems, Systems Analysis, and Design


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, or Physics

  • Current/Active TS Clearance

  • Experienced in C++, MATLAB, and Simulink programming

  • Knowledge of RF threat modeling

  • Familiarity with AFSIM, ESAMS, JWS

  • Ability to communicate effectively at the highest levels with internal and external customers

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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.





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