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Sentinel (GBSD) Senior Principal Systems Engineer, DOORS Subject Matter Expert – Boss 4791-1

Requisition ID: R10051090

  • 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.

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 world’s 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.

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 a Senior Principal Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

What you’ll get to do:

Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) Division is seeking a Systems Engineering subject matter expert who will report to the SDS Division Systems Engineering Tools lead, and be responsible for supporting development and maturation of the System Requirements activities across SDS programs, including technical leadership for processes and best practices across the IBM Rational DOORS software suite.

System Requirements technical leadership responsibilities include:

                  Provide technical leadership to company investments related to System Requirements tools and processes for Sentinel and other programs, and integration of DOORS with other Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools

                  Advising programs and digital transformation functions regarding program level System Requirements processes, best practices and tool maturation approaches, with the goal of improving management and coordination of system baseline definition and verification through functional architecture and system requirements

                  Maintaining, streamlining and establishing consistent practices within the DOORS environment, which includes data created internal to programs and modules received from the customer and subcontractors

                  Identifying and analyzing technological problems or risks related to DOORS and system requirements processes

                  Support the Requirements Model lead by ensuring the Requirements baseline is consistent with all approved baseline updates

                  Driving the completeness and consistency of necessary attributes and linkages within SDS programs’ DOORS environments

                  Improve processes for data synchronization for DOORS across classification environments

                  Help define format and process for deliverables packaging for customer delivery (DOORS archives, .REQIF files, etc.)

                  Develop DOORS and model governance training packages

                  Create progress and stability metrics

This position requires a detail-oriented candidate with natural process acumen (i.e., ‘wired’ to think in terms of process) and the ability to:

                  Establish strong working relationships and integrate across programs and functions

                  Understand issues from multiple viewpoints

                  Influence without authority while navigating program and organizational landscapes to lead diverse teams in achieving breakthrough results

                  Quickly assimilate information that is being delivered verbally

                  Articulate information in a process format and communicate in a precise manner using English (written and verbal)

                  Demonstrate a high standard of accountability to function autonomously, with little direction, supervision, or oversight


As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

                  Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


                  Educational Assistance

                  Life Insurance

                  Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

                  Paid Time Off

                  Health & Wellness Resources

                  Employee Discounts

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

You’ll bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline plus 9 years of experience in a technical role OR Master's Degree plus 7 years of experience in a technical role; 4 Years with PhD.
  • At least 3 years of experience working closely with DOORS requirements management tool, including experience with DOORS DXL development and database manipulation
  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret security clearance
  • Mature requirements definition experience including definition of verification plans

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Experience implementing system architecture definition using UPDM and/or SysML in an MBSE tool such as MagicDraw (Cameo Enterprise Architect), Rhapsody, CORE etc.
  • Experience with complex system development on large programs
  • Active DoD Secret / Top Secret security clearance



Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.