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Sentinel (GBSD) Senior Staff Program Protection Engineer – 8672

Requisition ID: R10066976

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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 a Senior Staff Program Protection Systems Engineer, level 6.  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.

The Mission Defense Team (MDT) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified system engineer to serve as a Program Protection Systems Engineer, Level 6. You will be responsible for assessing and prioritizing a broad spectrum of security threats. Key protection activities will involve intelligence fusion, vendor research, trusted foundry, program protection, anti-counterfeit, and supply chain security. 

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.  

What You’ll Get To Do:  

  • As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do
  • Self-starters compelled to take action in the workplace without requiring prompting from supervisors
  • Enable the team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners
  • Develop, implement, and flow down hardware assurance requirements, and monitor to ensure implementation of hardware assurance
  • Execute completion Statement of Work requirements, Program Milestone Exit Criteria, and program maturity commitments
  • Own the technical content and technical quality of the SSE deliveries and artifacts
  • Ensure all personnel involved in technical content creation have the correct and complete tasking at all times to meet cost, schedule and technical requirements
  • Communicate effectively and concisely to Leadership, and clearly present technical approaches and findings
  • Leverage your expertise to assess and prioritize a broad spectrum of security threats and manage key protection activities to include software assurance, hardware assurance/trusted foundry, firmware protection, anti-counterfeit and supply chain risk management to mitigate those attacks
  • Assessment and analysis of threats, vulnerabilities, and risk for identified mission-critical functions and critical components
  • Risk identification after protection measures are implemented, including follow-up mitigation plans and actions as well as assessments of residual risk
  • Participate in a variety of working groups and customer meetings; ensure communication of risk environment with stakeholders
  • Execute completion Statement of Work requirements, Program Milestone Exit Criteria, and program maturity commitments
  • Self-starters compelled to take action in the workplace without requiring prompting from supervisors
  • Treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development
  • Build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team
  • Develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work
  • Deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change
  • Support MDT with other duties as assigned
  • Travel: 25%

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 9/80. 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: 

  • Bachelors in Science in a STEM field and at least 14 years of related systems engineering experience or a Master’s Degree and 12 years of related systems engineering experience or 9 years with a PhD.
  • Active Top Secret clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years and ability to obtain SAP access
  • 4+ years of applying and understanding Systems Security Engineering principles applicable to US Government Defense Programs
  • 4+ years in showing the ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings
  • 4+ years of applying and understanding security best practices in addressing program protection risks
  • Ability to show self as team player, able to multi-task, able to generate quality work products independently, able to make excellent judgement and show interpersonal skills

 These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have: 

  • Experience developing Systems Security Engineering requirements for hardware and software assurance
  • Experience with Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) concepts and tools
  • Experience in developing or employing capabilities / solutions to evaluate and determine the authenticity of Customized Microelectronics Devices (CMDs), including but not limited to the system design, assembly of printed circuit boards, or testing of CMDs
  • A solid understanding of Program Protection applicable to US Government Defense Programs and applied knowledge in the application of SSE principles across a broad spectrum of security measures (Cybersecurity, Counterfeit Awareness, Anti-Tamper, HW/SW Assurance, OPSEC, etc.) to protect critical program information (CPI)
  • Evaluating program processes and compliance strategies for large, complex multi-site programs

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Salary Range: $149,700 USD - $224,500 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 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.