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Sentinel (GBSD) Test and Engineering Manager 3- 8047

Requisition ID: R10062111

  • 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, 50% 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 Test & Engineering Manager 3 to lead a Aircraft Integration & Test Team for the Sentinel program. This position will serve as the test lead for the Secondary Launch Platform - Airborne (SLP-A).  The position is flexible in program locations, ideally Roy, UT, but can also be based from Colorado Springs, CO or San Diego, CA. 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:

Leads a small Integration & Test team, and a supplier engineering team for all integration and test activities for integrating a new Command & Control system being integrated into the Navy E-6B aircraft, U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman labs. Performs technical planning and product ownership of all I&T deliverables, and serves as the contract lead POC on site for SLP-A deliveries.   Leads a team of systems engineers, test engineers and a diverse supplier team.  Performs lab, ground and flight tests for development and formal verification of requirements for the SLP-A subsystem for the Sentinel program.  Serves as engineering focal point for integration of SLP-A capabilities into Sentinel flight tests (live missile launches) as part of the overall program test master plan.

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. Relocation assistance may be available.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM-related field of study and 8 years of experience, Master’s Degree and 6 years of experience

3 years of formal management experience

Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance and Special Program Access.

4  years of experience with flight test of new aircraft or complex system integration on a military aircraft

4  years of flight test planning and execution

2 years of Cost/Schedule responsibility with CAM

Ability to travel 25-50% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate of DoD or National Test Pilot School

Very strong background of leadership of dynamic, high visibility flight test execution

2 years of NAVAIR flight test experience

Top Secret clearance

Strategic Systems Command and Control experience

Operates independently with little to no supervision, and the ability to establish a solid working relationship with technical staff, peers, and customers

Strong background in managing and developing test and verification requirements

Expertise in agile processes and Atlasian tools

Able to assimilate information from multiple sources, create coherent plans and then execute those plans

Background of working with and/or managing a contractor/supplier team

Experience leading technical teams of 20 people or more. Minimum of 2 years of formal management experience to include performance reviews for direct reports.


Salary Range: $134,200 USD - $233,200 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.