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Sentinel (GBSD) RVAM – Senior Principal Specialty Testing Engineer – 7666

Requisition ID: R10050567

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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 RVAM – Senior Principal Specialty Testing Engineer.  This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel – Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What Youll Get To Do: 

This position will be responsible for supporting and leading the development of GBSD specialty ground test procedures for the flight and ground test team.  

This position will lead the team designing   and developing the ground test special testing requirements. The candidate will help define the testing   architecture, and key capabilities and performance requirements defining the various different testing methods and models support the deployment of the GBSD program. The candidate will define design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications and range certification requirements outlined in 91-710.  The candidate will develop thorough definition of system in the CAMEO model, write the test plans, ensure plans meet supporting IPT’s deliverables/requirements and meet customer requirements.

Key Responsibilities: 

•    Serves as the management liaison to program management, customers, operations, and other functional groups.
•    Manages risks, change requests and opportunities for all engineering scope within the system discipline.
•    Collaborates with all functional organizations to resolve CAMEO conflicts with a multiple disciplined engineering community.
•    Support the development of test plans and test architecture for strategic missile end-to-end and flight tests and Lab infrastructure
•    Evaluate requirements and develop test concept of operations
•    Support the development of pre-flight test missile requirement verification plans and lab testing
•    Stand up system test facilities and work closely with site stakeholders (Safety, Security, Product Teams)

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.  

Youll Bring These Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s and 9+ years of related experience; or a Master’s and 7+ years of related experience; or a PhD and 4+ years of related experience.  An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

•    US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

•    Demonstrated experience with CAMEO OR Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)  experience

•    Demonstrated experience using DOORS Requirements Management Database.

•    Demonstrated experience with specialty testing with Minute Man III or comparable missile program.

•    Demonstrated experience developing flight or ground based missile test plans in support of a flight test program. 

•    Demonstrated experience with many types of instrumentation, collection systems and design for test

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

- US Citizenship with an Active Top-Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years)

•    Experience leading a team of diverse team members integrated ground based computer systems. 
•    Experience with Agile
•    Previous ICBM Experience is a plus.
•    Knowledge and experience with 91-710 and range certification safety requirements. 
•    Experience designing, developing, building, testing and maintaining network and computing infrastructure
•    Project Management, risk and opportunities, and Change Request Experience


Salary Range: $97,800 USD - $148,100 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.