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Sentinel (GBSD) Senior Principal Systems Engineer – 7252

Requisition ID: R10050881

  • 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, 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 Senior Principal Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Colorado Springs, CO and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What you’ll get to do: 

Task includes but not limited to:

  • Apply  their experience and knowledge in technical design, build and verification of complex systems to the full integration of specialty engineering responsibilities into the GBSD system
  • Collaborate with both internal and external teams to integrate specialty engineering domains across all phases of the systems lifecycle including concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal
  • Maintain technical cognizance of subsystem interdependencies in support of maturing Specialty Systems Engineering analyses/products and identifying and resolving gaps
  • Engage in formal and informal mentoring to support knowledge transfer and talent development
  • Implement/Support MBSE strategy for the  Architecture
  • Implement/Support Requirements Verification strategy for the architecture
  • Align specialty engineering to the GBSD technical planning, system integration, requirements verification, modeling and validation efforts

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:

  • A minimum 9 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in STEM; 7 years with a Master’s; or 4 years with PhD
  • U.S. Citizenship with active DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance with investigation/adjudication within the last 6 years
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program Clearance
  • 4+ years’ experience in design engineering related to H/W, S/W, Integration and verification related tasks
  • 1+ years with Requirements Management in DOORS and/or Modeling with MBSE tools such as Cameo

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Experience establishing, implementing, and verifying compliance with Specialty HW/SW requirements (Nuclear Surety, Cybersecurity, Nuclear Hardness, System Safety, Range Safety, Human Factors, Electromagnetic Environmental Effects, TEMPEST) --MIL-STD-882E, DO-178C, MIL-STD-461, AFMAN 91-118/119, MIL-STD-1472G, ANSI/HFES 100-2007, AFSPCMAN 91-710
  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience (MBSE)
  • Security certifications, e.g., Security+, ISC2 CAP, ISC2 CISSP, CASP CE, CSSLP


Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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.