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Staff Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer – 3650

Requisition ID: R10043701

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
  • 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 Principal Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer to join the Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) Division. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the SDS Advanced Programs Organization. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

The position reports to the lead of Vehicle Products Organization and interfaces with other Advanced Programs Core Organization Leads.  The Advanced Programs Vehicle Product core organization is envisioned to provide designs including layout, mass properties, performance, subsystems (guidance and control, power, cooling, etc.), technology assessment/insertion, payload integration, and interface/integration with other segments/elements of a weapon system (e.g. command and control, support, launch equipment, etc.).

What you’ll get to do:

• Provide technical contributions to a growing Advanced Programs team of designers and analysts focused on conceptual and preliminary design and technology maturation for obsolescence and capability upgrades to existing deterrent systems such as Minuteman III and Ground Based Strategic Deterrent as well as new advanced concepts for future deterrence needs in the areas of ballistic and cruise missiles, nuclear command, control, and communication, and support systems/subsystems such as cyber defense, security, decision aides, etc.

• Contribute to various Advanced Programs projects in vehicle level trade studies, architecture development, and system engineering to produce credible conceptual and preliminary vehicle designs that meet potential customers' performance, cost, schedule, and risk thresholds while informing them of the surrounding design space for capability considerations, especially capability versus life cycle cost versus technical availability date.

• Lead all guidance and control design and analysis efforts including modeling and simulation to include 3 and 6 degree of freedom trajectory simulations, guidance and control law algorithm development and controllability analysis, and accuracy error budget development and actuals estimation and tracking.

• Contribute to identification, assessment, and tracking of vehicles technology roadmap and associated existing or developing vehicle system capability gaps to feed Advanced Programs technology development and conceptual design process.

• Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business

• Operate in an advanced design environment and collaborate across the Space Sector Divisions and other Sectors as required to accomplish the team goals

• Conceptualize and mature new business for growth of the Division

• Transition innovative solutions, technologies, and advanced concepts for US strategic deterrence interests to programs of record for product development and fielding.

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.

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Basic Qualifications: 

• Minimum of 14 Years of related experience with Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.

• Experience with DoD weapon system vehicle conceptual and preliminary design, particularly related to design analysis cycles, cost versus capability trade studies, and multi-design discipline integration

• Experience with guidance and control of ballistic missile, cruise missile, and/or weapon design

• Experience with development of error budgets and allocation of constituents to subsystems and components

• Experience with inertial measurement systems and their error sources

• Experience with digital design, model based engineering, and modeling and simulation tools and processes

• U.S. Citizenship and an active Secret DoD Security Clearance with a periodic reinvestigation closed within last six years

Preferred Qualifications:  

• Experience with nuclear hardened strategic systems

• Experience with detailed design and engineering and manufacturing development


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.