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Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Systems Software Analyst

Suffolk, Virginia
Job Type
30 Jul 2022

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 25% of the Time


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 worlds 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.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Systems Software Analyst to join our growing team of diverse professionals in Suffolk, Virginia supporting our Joint Staff J7 Team.

The selected candidate will support a unique Joint Staff capability which includes the installation, integration, testing, evaluation, and synchronization of simulations and gaming tools used in future immersive training capabilities for Joint Training Exercises and Experiments. As a member of the Joint Staff J7 team, the M&S Systems Software Analyst will provide the primary capability for the military models and simulations (M&S) used in computer-assisted joint and combined exercises and rehearsals. Travel both within the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) may be required to attend and/or support planning conferences, design meetings, and exercise execution.

  • Sets up, configures, operates, troubleshoots, and analyzes modeling and simulation software and operational computer systems
  • Serves as simulation technical controller for JS J7 exercises using components of the Joint Live Virtual Construction (JLVC) Federation, and / or Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) locally or distributed to remote locations
  • Coordinates with simulation developers to perform simulation / model software upgrades and system performance troubleshooting / analysis as required
  • Provides technical support to users
  • Monitors system effectiveness in satisfying user needs
  • Provides support to the mission planning and mission execution processes which may include modeling the strategic deployment process down to individual entity level moves reflecting mobilization, deployment, and Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration
  • Assists in the design of simulations supported training events, database design, database build and the stimulation of logistics, sustainment, transportation, and medical command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) processes
  • These missions require an understanding of operational force structure, simulation training design, exercise objectives, and the ability to understand an operational plan and implications of staff planning
  • Develops internal technical operating processes and manages technical operations for some of the following simulations utilized at JS J7 Suffolk including, but not limited to: the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS), Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS), Joint Deployment Logistics Model (JDLM) standalone, JDLM in a DESS federated environment, Air Force Synthetic Environment for Reconnaissance and Surveillance / Multiple Unified Simulation Environment (AFSERS/MUSE), JCATS Low Overhead Driver (JLOD), Low Overhead Training System (LOTS), or other simulations / federations as required
Basic Qualifications:
  • One of the following:
  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 7 years of experience
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science (CS), Engineering, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 3 years of Military and / or Defense industry systems administration experience
  • Masters degree in CS, Engineering, or related technical discipline with a minimum of 1 year of Military and / or Defense industry systems administration experience
  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance once aboard
  • Strong computer and networking skills background
  • Experience with REDHAT/LINUX operating system (Command line experience in addition to GUI experience preferred)
  • Experience with simulation operations and management
  • Intermediate level understanding of file management structures related to simulations
  • Willing to temporarily work 12 hours shifts running assigned simulations in support of Joint Exercises
  • Able to effectively interact with customers
  • Able to work in a collaborative troubleshooting environment
  • Ability to work on-site in Suffolk, Virginia
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience operating JTLS or JLVC simulations (JCATS, JLOD, MUSE/AFSERS, AWSIM, LOTS)
  • Knowledge in Military logistics (deployment, movement, and sustainment operations)
  • Knowledge of military systems; equipment; and tactics; techniques; and procedures (TTP) is desirable
  • Experience in programming languages: C++, Extensible Markup Language (XML), Java, MySQL, or other current programming languages
  • Familiar with C2 systems
  • Familiar with the Joint Exercise Life Cycle
  • CompTIA Security+ (CE) certification
Salary Range: $74,900.00 - $112,300.00

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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

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  • Job Reference: 671937830-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Northrop Grumman
  • Location: Suffolk, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent