Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Spacecraft Simulation Software Engineer

Greenbelt, MD
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JSD20183008-47296

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Job Summary

This position is on a small software team that performs software model and hardware interface development for a variety of spacecraft components.  The models include a variety of spacecraft sensor, actuator, dynamics, and environmental models; specific hardware interfaces include 1553, RS422, Spacewire, Digital, and Analog interfaces. 



The candidate should have some experience in spacecraft simulation or developing software which executes in a real-time environment.

The candidate should have some experience in at least one of the following: embedded real-time software development, Guidance, Navigation, & Control (GNC), or developing spacecraft simulators.

Desired Skills:

Familiar with common software development processes and with the following software programming languages: Ada, C/C++, MATLAB, Simulink, and/or Python.

Education & Experience:

B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math or Physics & 2 years or Master’s Degree

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space