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Sentinel (GBSD) Staff Systems Engineer – Architect Lead (7724)

Requisition ID: R10071341

  • 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 Staff Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support Sentinel Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

As a Systems Engineer on this team, you will support a team of engineers to define, develop, decompose, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for weapon system. In this role, you will be supporting program leadership and the customer to define and maintain the technical baseline. Ultimately, you will support the program through maturity and milestones to achieve the mission by ensuring teams are aware of the compliance requirements they will need to meet. Candidates should be highly motivated engineers who can work both independently and in team environments.

What you’ll get to do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the standup and growth of multiple large scale software factories used by software teams
  • Lead a highly-skilled engineering team in a dynamic environment
  • Participate in systems design, code development, debugging, and integration and testing of new capabilities, enhancements & modifications into the operational baseline. This work will also expand into automated, continuous software deliveries from multiple development teams to deployments in cloud environments and on-premise systems.
  • Develop and maintain continuous build, continuous integration, continuous test, and continuous deployment pipeline systems
  • Utilize strong communication skills to work with Software IPT, chief engineers, and development teams
  • Maintain continuous operation of multi-user systems, including coordination with network administrators. 
  • The selected candidate should thrive in an environment with, diverse assignments and collaborative/team settings across all levels
  • Support Agile Software/Hardware teams on pipeline builds, software installation, troubleshooting, and performance monitoring of the Software build Integration

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 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics from an accredited university with Minimum 14 years of experience or 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD (4 additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree)
  • DoD Secret security clearance with last investigation/adjudicated within the last 6 years and the ability to obtain Special Access/SAP
  • Demonstrated experience with containers and orchestration using Docker or Kubernetes and/or automation scripting to improve operational efficiencies
  • Experience with software development build tools (i.e., Maven, Ant) and continuous integration environments (i.e., Jenkins, TeamCity, GitLab)
  • Extensive experience in Linux/ Windows Administration, experience with Virtualization technology
  • Experience administering and configuring the full Atlassian tool suite (Confluence, JIRA, GIT, Crucible, FishEye, Crowd)
  • Ability to obtain a DoD 8570 IAT II (ie. Security+ CE, SSCP, GSEC, etc) certification within the first 90 days
  • Proven Agile or SAFE experience on a large-scale program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PlatformOne
  • Keen understanding of the software development life cycle
  • Extensive experience with automation/configuration management using either Ansible, Chef or an equivalent
  • Experience or Certification with AWS technology
  • Experience with developing formal builds within the DoD industry
  • Certification from VMWare
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT II certification
  • An active Top Secret clearance

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Salary Range: $134,700 USD - $202,100 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 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.