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Sentinel (GBSD) Staff Chief Engineer–9054

Requisition ID: R10080085

  • 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 a Staff Chief Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s Space System team supporting the Air Force’s Sentinel (GBSD) program.

What you’ll get to do: 

  • The Secondary Launch Platform-Airborne (SLP-A) will be the definitive technical authority for all aspects of engineering in the SLP-A element (hardware/software/support/test) and leads a multi-disciplined engineering team, guiding the technical performance of the program, providing support to the SLP-A Element Lead in meeting cost and schedule requirements including subcontracted elements.
  • Has responsibility for controlling the SLP-A technical baseline.  Coordinates requirements development, hardware/software design, verification, validation, and integration activities across elements contributing to SLP-A design and delivery
  • Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers and is compliance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards
  • Maintains cognizance over technical activities within program IPTs and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the company
  • Continually coordinates with the systems engineering and program integration team leadership to ensure the execution of program statement of work.
  • Extensive customer interface and some travel will be required.
  • The SLP-A Chief Engineer is expected to work collaboratively and with influence to gain commitment and performance from all organizations including the Command & Launch Segment and Program customers, Business Operations and Contracts, System Design, Integration and Test as needed to drive required business outcomes. 

The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, planning and communication skills and possess extensive command and control design and analysis skills.

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 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 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • A minimum 14 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 12 years with a Master’s; or 9 years with PhD
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with investigation in the last 5.5 years or in continues evaluation
  • US Citizen with ability to obtain a Special Access Program Clearance
  • 10+ years of experience leading a technical team to successful product development and delivery 
  • Technical breadth in the Requirements Allocation, Configuration Management, Command & Control Design, Network Analysis, Subsystems Design and a broad knowledge of end-to-end program lifecycle
  • Must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong partnership/collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to partner cross-IPT/cross-discipline within a team
  • Strong program technical leadership skills
  • Strong program execution skills; Demonstrated ability to meet program technical, cost, and schedule milestones.
  • Ability to integrate, engage, and lead team to perform at top level of performance
  • Ability to leverage experience/background to bring alternative ideas/solutions to the team

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Master’s Degree in STEM
  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance (adjudicated within the past 5 years)
  • Active Special Program access
  • Experience leading large teams
  • Experience with nuclear command and control ground and launch systems
  • Experience managing a technical baseline with significant subcontractor content

Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.