Principal Engineer Systems in Redondo Beach, CA

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5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago


In this role as a Space Threat Analyst, you will be asked to work in a small team environment to conduct research, Modeling Simulation and Analysis, for a wide variety of system types across multiple domains; Space Adversary (Primary), Friendly and Adversary ground, air and maritime to drive the development of clean-sheet requirements, refine existing program system requirements, and influence the pursuit of future technologies and capabilities. You will conduct System Analysis and Simulation to contribute to development of Concepts of Operation (CONOPs) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) at the system, mission, and campaign levels.

Your responsibilities may include any or all of the following:

• Systems Engineering with modeling, simulation, and analysis to support demonstration and visualization activities and projects

Activities include supporting military threat modeling and performance assessments and system survivability analyses.

• Support system analysis, operations analysis and trade study activities to include military requirements analysis, threat system analysis, system survivability analysis, mission performance/effectiveness analysis, force-level effectiveness analysis, and military utility analysis

• Develop and translate blue/red CONOPs and CONEMPs and related tactics into modeled simulation behaviors in mission-level models, such as AFSIM, STK, THORN, and Suppressor

• 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 apply knowledge of tactics, techniques, and procedures to support blue/red kill chains across multiple security environments, advanced programs, architectures, and platforms

• Provide 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

• Perform mission engineering activities to ensure continuity between desired operational capabilities and delivered system performance, through the Systems Engineering "V". Ensure performance capabilities of new systems and architectures are traded against cost and mission requirements; develop mission relevant scenarios; assess operational effectiveness of existing and emerging systems and capabilities in representative operational environments

• Communicate across the engineering disciplines and technology areas to integrate capabilities, and communicate technical capabilities and analyses with internal stakeholders and external customers


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline with 5 years of relevant experience; OR MS Degree with 3 years of experience; OR PhD with 0 years of experience
  • Experience in at least ONE of the following areas:
  • Computer programing languages (Example: Matlab, Python, C++, Etc.)
  • Modeling and Simulation of Radars, Missiles, IADS, Air or Space platforms
  • Launch Vehicle, Space Vehicle, or Constellation design/analysis
  • o Threat Research or Operations Analysis
  • Analysis at the Survivability, Lethality, Vulnerability, Engagement, and/or Mission Level
  • Electronic Warfare, Electronic Attack, Electronic Protection, Electronic Countermeasures
  • Low Observables
  • IR/EO/Acoustic Modeling/Analysis
  • Red and/or Blue CONOPs and TTPs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel
  • Candidate must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR must have and be able to maintain an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) within the last 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in and/or technical understanding of survivability and operational analysis frameworks and models, including but not limited to: AFSIM, Suppressor, ESAMS, STK, THORN, BRAWLER
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: MATLAB, Perl, Python, C# or C/C++, FORTRAN, or other programming languages
  • Experience with multi-fidelity MS&A tools for modeling and assessments, including ability to guide MS&A activities to model tactics and CONOPS for multi-fidelity assessments of platforms in a threat environment
  • Expertise in Red or Blue tactics, techniques, technologies, and procedures
  • Experience with development, integration, and/or test of weapon systems and military architectures, platforms, and force packages across multiple domains
  • Knowledge of domain specific radar principles, including signal processing, target acquisition, target tracking, resource management, discrimination, and battle management interfaces
  • Experience briefing analysis models, methodologies and results to senior leadership
  • Experience with version control using Git, SVN, Atlassian, or other tools
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Active DoD Top Secret with SCI