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Sentinel (GBSD) Senior/Principal Test Planning Engineer – 3808

Requisition ID: R10070780

  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Senior/Principal Test Planning Engineer.  This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel – Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What Youll Get To Do: 

Functions of this role include:
•    Develop and execute the integrated test strategy of the program.
•    Synthesize test requirements into verification requirements, test objectives, success criteria, and required resources for system level tests and demonstrations.  
•    Support the development of test requirements and detailed integration test plans, test information sheets (TIS), test procedures, test readiness reviews (TRRs), test data and test reports.
•    Execution of qualification and acceptance testing per those requirements, plans and procedures.
•    Develop test enabling product requirements (i.e,, MGSE, EGSE, test instrumentation, test facilities).
•    Creation of test ConOps flows that maximizes the utility of test resources while meeting schedule and technical requirements and/or constraints
•    Effectively communicate and present to project and program management, technical stakeholders, peers, and customers.
•    Participate in internal and customer test planning working groups.
•    Support program reviews and customer delivery (CDRL) development
•    Lead test planning campaigns through major program milestones and/or mission threads

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.  

Youll Bring These Qualifications:

Principal Systems Test Engineer

•     5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.  An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

•     US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years)

•    Working knowledge of test engineering principles and processes 

Senior Principal Systems Test Engineer

•     9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.  An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

•     US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years)

•    Working knowledge of test engineering principles and processes 

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

•    Master’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) or related discipline with 8-12+ years of relatable work experience
•    US Citizenship with an Active Top-Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years)
•    Knowledge of system integration and test principles and processes
•    Knowledge of Systems Engineering principles, DOORS database, requirements decomposition and allocation
•    Understanding of Model Based System Engineering principles, working experience with CAMEO 
•    Prior experience in missile program test planning

•    Understanding of Northrop Grumman test processes and tools


Salary Range: $79,700 USD - $119,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $98,700 USD - $148,100 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.