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Sentinel (GBSD) – Consulting Architecture Lead (7943)

Requisition ID: R10056873

  • 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 to add a Consulting Systems Architect to its Engineering team located in Roy, UT (preferred), Huntsville, AL, or Colorado Springs, CO.


  • Develop and maintain a roadmap for program Model-Based Systems Engineering efforts (system definition, system integration, verification planning, logistics planning, and specialty engineering)
  • Provide day-to-day technical leadership for system architecture development
  • Provide technical leadership for system architecture approach and governance definition that enables program-wide execution of digital engineering
  • Support digital thread and integration definition to support overall engineering process and workflow definition & execution
  • Collaborate with customer counterparts to ensure customer understanding of model content and help communicate concerns and issues back to the program
  • Support Agile execution as coach, product owner, and stakeholder / reviewer as required
  • Work across organizational boundaries at the working level to support consistent understanding and quality of products
  • Role model cultural and Agile best practices and drive openness to external perspectives
  • Interact with the division homeroom and digital transformation offices to provide insight about program challenges and needs and to support review and deployment of processes and solutions to the program.
  • Travel is expected 25% of the time (location dependent)

Position Benefits:

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.  This position may include relocation assistance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in STEM with 20 years of experience in engineering and/or operations; Masters Degree in STEM with 18 years of experience in in engineering and/or operations ; PhD in STEM with 15 years with of experience in in engineering and/or operations
  • Experience developing large (>100K element) descriptive architecture models using UAFP, UPDM, and/or SysML
  • Experience working with Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Experience with MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) with CAMEO
  • Experience working on sustainment and/or modernization of long lifecycle systems
  • Active Secret Security Clearance reviewed within the last 6 years, and the ability to obtain SAP access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Experience with interfacing with engineering and operations tools to support a digital thread through the product development lifecycle (Preferred: Cameo, DOORS, NX, Mentor, TeamCenter Unified)
  • Demonstrated experience in leading Model-Based Systems Engineering efforts
  • Experience collaborating across organizational boundaries to develop integrated approaches to problems that balance flexibility and consistency
  • Proven knowledge of successful design, architecture and development
  • Possesses a deep understanding of benefits/drawbacks of different integration approaches
  • Experience in model-based product development
  • Expert troubleshooting skills, and able to rapidly resolve complex and difficult challenges
  • Previous leadership experience on ICBM programs
  • Advanced STEM degree
  • Active Top Secret and/or SAP program access
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders


Salary Range: $166,200 USD - $249,200 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.