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Sentinel (GBSD) – Test Planning and Process Manager 2 – 5334

Requisition ID: R10078018

  • 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 currently has an opening for a Test Planning and Process Manager 2 to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals. This leadership position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program.  Learn more about the Sentinel 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:

This Test Planning and Process Manager role supports the Test Planning, Data and Integration IPT within the System Test Team organization and is responsible for planning integration and test activities, developing the integrated test plan, and providing the standardization of test products for the entire program.

The selected candidate will partner with System Engineering and other teams to plan test and demonstration activities in a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) environment. 

The selected candidate will also maintain domain expertise of MBSE test architecture process within the organization.  Another important facet of the role is to develop and maintain templates and processes for test plans, test reports, test information sheets, test procedures, and associated test products.  Other areas of responsibility include oversight of contractual documentation (CDRLs), leading and participating in customer working groups, and leading major design reviews for the System Test Team.  Additionally various personnel management tasks such as: team performance management, staffing and cost and schedule management.

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 of Science in STEM discipline with 6 years of related work experience. 4 years of related work experience with a Master of Science in STEM discipline.
  • At least 1 year experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule
  • 2 years of experience with Integration and Test principles and best practices
  • 1 year of experience in System Integration Lab (SIL) testing environments or test execution efforts
  • Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 5 years)
  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Active Top Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 5 years)
  • Prior experience in integration and test activities on an air platform, preferably an ICBM program, and managing Integrated Test Plans along with detailed test planning to lower assembly levels
  • Experience with decomposition, allocation, and verification of system requirements
  • Model Based System Engineering – Test planning and verification in MBSE, knowledge in CAMEO

Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 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.