GBSD Consulting Chief Engineer – 5460

Requisition ID: 21016985

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy - UT, 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, 25% 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 Chief Engineer - Systems Test. This position will be located in Roy, Utah. The selected candidate will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The successful applicant will demonstrate technical knowledge and practical experience testing strategic weapons systems from the element to the system level including flight testing.

Additionally, they will engage in multiple aspects of ICBM design, integration and test activities to include test and mission objective planning, design and build of support facilities, test instrumentation, digital transformation and modeling, and hardware and software verification and validation.

The selected candidate will be responsible for technical oversight of System Test activities in conjunction with the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and be expected to chair System Test’s Engineering Review Board (ERB), Engineering Working Group (EWG) and serve as a subject matter expert for the test program.

As the System Test Chief Engineer, the selected candidate will ensure compliance with MBSE test architecture process within the organization in addition to adherence of program policies and best practices.

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 9/80. 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 and a minimum of 14 years of experience on aerospace systems OR a Master’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 12 years of experience on aerospace systems.

• Prior technical leadership experience and demonstrated knowledge of Missile Systems including System Test aspects of Flight & Ground Test, Lab Design & Operational Test, Test Planning, Data & Integration.

• Familiarity with leading large technical proposals and the ability to lead the customer through reviews of technical performance.

• This position requires a DoD Secret or higher clearance granted or reissued in the last 6 years to be considered with the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

• Current active in-scope DOD Top Secret Security Clearance reinvestigated within the past 6 years

• Familiarity MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) with CAMEO • Missile System background in the field of Command & Launch

• Missile System background in the field of Air Vehicle Integration

• Missile System background in the field of Payload Integration

• Previous leadership experience on ICBM programs


Salary Range: 162640 - 243960

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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