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Sentinel (GBSD) – Instrumentation Manager 2 – 7627

Requisition ID: R10049606

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Instrumentation Manager 2 to join its team of diverse professionals in support of the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This leadership role is located in Roy, Utah with occasional travel to VSFB, CA and Promontory, UT (10%). Learn more about the Sentinel (GBSD) program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

The Instrumentation Manager supports the System Test Team and is responsible for planning, developing/designing, integrating, and deployment of in instrumentation system to capture In-Silo Instrumentation requirements. The selected candidate will work within the program to ensure that requirements are captured, use of Model Based System Engineering methods and software tools. The candidate will lead a team in creating an In-Silo Instrumentation capability that will cover a wide range of instrumentation needs. The candidate will work with System Engineering to refine test methodologies required for verification and validation of system level requirements. Other areas of responsibility will include oversight of any contractual documentation, ensuring alignment to system test philosophies and adherence to program and security requirements.

  • Overseeing all In-Silo Instrumentation operations to ensure the successful development of In-Silo Instrumentation capabilities.
  • Developing standardized processes, policies, and procedures (to the extent possible) for the In-Silo Instrumentation, including configuration control of all software tools.
  • Manage all In-Silo Instrumentation activities and enhancements from cradle to grave, this will include developing requirements, project planning, managing cost/schedule, and ensuring technical objectives are met.
  • Ensuring the In-Silo Instrumentation are maintained in accordance with Northrop Grumman processes and are ready for testing to support a dynamic test schedule.
  • Working with program leadership to assess issues and developing resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and program cost/schedule objectives as well as developing and maintaining metrics for monitoring the team's progress.
  • Managing cost accounts associated with assigned statement of work.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.





  • Bachelor’s of Science in STEM discipline with 6 years of related work experience or Masters of Science in STEM discipline and 4 years of related experience.
  • At least 1 year of demonstrated work experience leading a project or driving performance against a schedule
  • At least 1 year of experience in testing environments or with test execution efforts
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with completed investigation within the last 6 years


  • Active Top Secret DoD Clearance and ability to obtain an SCI clearance
  • Proficient in using CAMEO software
  • Familiarity with Integration and Test Principles and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/manage a project including task development, scheduling, tracking, reporting status
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Proven capable of being organized, efficient, and handling multiple tasks while paying attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication as candidate will be expected to prepare briefings for leadership

Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 USD

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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.