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Sentinel (GBSD) Sr. Principal Engineer – Circuit Designer – 6098

Requisition ID: R10057343

  • 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 Sr. Principal Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

What you’ll get to do: 

The selected Engineer will be responsible for electronic hardware development including architecture design review, detailed circuit design, performing customer briefings/reviews, hardware test evaluations, and system integration. Primary deliverables are specialized flight electronics and ground system systems electronics designs built to fulfil the unique and demanding system requirements demanded in high radiation environments.

The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with design, integration, and test of at least one or more of the following:

  • Digital, Analog, or RF circuits
  • Proficiency in SPICE-based circuit simulation tools
  • Analog Circuit Card Assembly design and analysis
  • Electronic units/drawers
  • Guidance and Navigation Systems
  • CMOS analog/mixed-signal circuit design
  • Test fixtures
  • Failure Analysis
  • Electronic test systems
  • Test Set Rack development
  • Small to large electronic systems.
  • Space Vehicle Payload or Bus test suites, and/or Operational Ground systems
  • Learn to perform Nuclear Hardness and Survivability (NH&S) analysis for electronics units, subsystems, payloads, and ballistic missile system
  • Learn to analyze radiation test plans and parts radiation test results for higher-level implementation in circuit degradation analysis.
  • This includes Total Ionizing Dose effects, Neutron Displacement Damage effects, Prompt Gamma Dose Rate effects, and Single Event Effects statistical analysis and modeling.
  • Some responsibilities include performing:
  • Electronic unit simulation, design recommendations, development, test, and integration.
  • Electronic Test System (Test Set) design, development, test, and support.
  • Vehicle payload and bus electronics modeling, test set development, and sub-system developmental testing
  • Ground systems electronics modeling and analysis
  • Developing and presenting design reviews for internal and external customers
  • Developing final performance data packages.

  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:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • A minimum 9 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 7 years with a Master’s; or 4 years with PhD
  • U.S. Citizenship with an active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program Clearance
  • Experience with requirements development and analysis.
  • Experience with system/subsystem integration, test, and verification.
  • Must have proven experience in communicating with all levels of peers, management and customers in a methodical, detailed and process oriented fashion.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in solving technical problems independently with minimal supervision.
  • Design and test experience in electronics technology
  • Proficiency in SPICE-based circuit simulation tools

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Active DOD, SCI, or SSBI clearance
  • Design and test experience in more than one: Digital/Analog/RF technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution


Salary Range: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.