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Sentinel (GBSD) – Nuclear Hardness & Survivability (NH&S) Test Manager 2 – 8752

Requisition ID: R10068269

  • 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 Nuclear Hardness & Survivability (NH&S) Test Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Roy, UT. This NH&S Manager reports to the Sentinel Nuclear Hardness & Survivability (NH&S) Senior Manager. This role will support of 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:

The NH&S Test Manager is responsible for analysis and test for electronics units, subsystems, payloads, and ballistic missile system. This position will learn to analyze radiation test plans and parts radiation test results for higher-level implementation in circuit degradation analysis including Total Ionizing Dose effects, Neutron Displacement Damage effects, Prompt Gamma Dose Rate effects, and Single Event Effects statistical analysis and modeling.  The NH&S Test Manager will also provide personnel support to the Nuclear Hardness & Survivability (NH&S) Team and will have responsibility for quality, technical execution of engineers. The role work closely with program leadership, the technical leaders, and functional subject matter experts within the NH&S Team. This position is a combination of hands-on management of engineering activities and personnel development and mentoring.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a diverse team of Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Physicists, and Analysists to execute a test program on time and within budget.
  • Plan test events at a variety of test facilities. Consider time and funding constraints. Track execution. Ensure high quality deliverables from suppliers and to end customer.
  • Perform Nuclear Hardness and Survivability (NH&S) analysis for electronic parts, cables, circuit cards, and ballistic missile systems.
  • Review test plans and test reports for radiation testing of electronic components against requirements on total dose, displacement damage, prompts and prompt dose latchup/ upset, and single event effects
  • Review plans and procedures for component and box-level Flash X-ray testing
  • Review of industry survivability/ radiation plans and reports
  • Communicate effectively and report regular status to Program Managers, IPT Management, and customer.
  • Lead a team of 8-10 engineers with grade level ranging from T01 through T06, including college interns
  • Develop and support consistent execution of standard practices, best practices, methods, software and tools across programs. Implement lessons learned, standard practices, best practices, and continuous improvement plans. Lead projects and plans to improve technology, strategic capability, overall design, analysis and production capacity.
  • Coordinate with programs for staffing, recruiting, training, preparing and delivering performance evaluations to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and coordinating with Human Resources on potential adjustments, assisting employees in preparing performance goals, providing career guidance to employees and counseling employees on their performance as necessary
  • Work with the program NH&S Senior manager and Technical leads in establishing personal program and functional goals and perform performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates. Provide personnel with career development, employee engagement, mentoring and coaching
  • Manage and forecast engineering resources in collaboration with engineering management and technical leaders

The selected candidate should thrive working in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, engaged in significantly diverse assignments, within a collaborative/team setting across all levels of the organization.

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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) and 6 or more years of related experience; Master’s Degree in STEM and 4 or more years of related experience
  • 3 years of hands-on test experience
  • At least 1 year experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule.
  • Ability to obtain an active DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal management experience to include performance review for direct reports
  • Must be a self-starter and possess strong interpersonal, and leadership skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Must have the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience leading a diverse engineering team on technical efforts is required
  • Demonstrated system ownership experience in requirements analysis, architecture development, integration, or verification
  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite, IBM DOORS

Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.