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Sentinel (GBSD) – SIL Systems Test Manager 2 – 1332-1*

Requisition ID: R10061510

  • 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: 2

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 SIL (Systems Integration Lab) Systems Test Engineering Manager 2 to join its team of diverse professionals in support of the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This leadership role is located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Learn more about the Sentinel (GBSD) program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

As the System Test Engineering Manager, you report to the Lab Design, Operation and Test (LDOT) System Test Engineering Lead and will lead a large diverse multi-disciplined team of engineers supporting the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program. You will be responsible for providing task-oriented direction to your team utilizing management guidelines & general policies.  The test planning and execution team is responsible for the integration and testing of both hardware and software at the system level.  You will a team to execute the Test Procedure Development and execution process including the development, checkout, peer review, dry-run, and formal execution of system level test procedures as well as Test Summary Reports and Post-Test Reviews.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • System Level test planning, execution, and program performance for the system test team in the Weapon System- Systems Integration Lab (WS SIL)
  • Supporting cross team, cross IPT, cross functional working groups to ensure efficiency and best practices
  • This job will also give you the opportunity to grow the people on your team.  Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Staffing your team
  • Building a culture that empowers and motivates individual performance, and establishes functional shared accountability with the program areas
  • Setting employee performance goals and provide performance feedback.
  • Supporting the annual salary review process
  • Mentoring and developing the next generation of technical and project leadership
  • Occasional support of proposal activities
  • Control Account Manager (CAM) utilizing Earned Value Management principles to track and report team progress.  Develop and administer budgets and standards of performance.
  • Responsible for the engineering process development, continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within the various training systems and systems assigned
  • Manages risks, change requests and opportunities for all engineering scope within the LDOT System Test Engineering discipline.
  • Utilize sound engineering practices to develop and execute high quality test plans/procedures following all applicable NG Principles and Operating Practices

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

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 positions 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.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.




  • Bachelor of Science Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline from accredited institution with minimum 6 years of experience in systems engineering and/or test disciplines.
  • 3 years of experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule in a test management/planning, project management or similar role.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance investigated within the last 5 years


  • Ability to collaborate across cross functional teams
  • Prior test planning and execution experience as well as advanced knowledge of NG Test Planning and Test procedure development processes.
  • Solid technical and team leadership characteristics
  • Experience developing Integrated Test Plans for large complex systems of systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large and diverse teams, drive a culture of performance and inclusion, foster development and enable collaboration across engineering and operational disciplines
  • Proficient in MS Office Products – Powerpoint, Word, Visio, Excel
  • Advanced Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Experience with CAMEO and digital engineering environments.
  • Experience with IBM Jazz test execution software suite.
  • Experience with Agile
  • Experience developing Lab Architecture models
  • Experience creating VCDs
  • TS/SAP Clearance

Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 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.