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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal System Designer – 7606

Requisition ID: R10049470

  • Category IconCategory: Technical Support
  • 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: Any (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 sector has an opening for a Principal System Designer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This role is located in Roy, Utah with travel to VSFB, CA and Promontory UT.

This position will be responsible for supporting and working with a team of highly qualified Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Computer Science engineers and systems engineers designing the LSS ground system for GBSD flight test program.  The candidate will report directly to the LSS engineering manager under Ground Test and be responsible for the development of the ground based LSS drawings.

This position will prepare working plans, detailed drawings, and complete mechanical or electrical drawings of very complex components and assemblies from notes, verbal instructions, and rough or detailed sketches for engineering or manufacturing purposes. Must be able to work independently and coordinate the design/drafting efforts for an assigned program to ensure that design details and drawings are in compliance with established standards and to verify completed work, checking dimensions, material and quantities to be used. Will transition the program from design and development into production assuring producibility within cost and schedule requirements.

The candidate will define design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications and range certification requirements outlined in 91-710 into drawings.  The candidate will develop a release process flow for all drawings through the engineering board process. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package

What You’ll Get To Do: 

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the engineering process development, continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within the various systems and systems assigned.

  • Serves as the liaison to LSS Technical Lead, LSS management, customers, operations, and other functional groups.

  • Manages risks, change requests and opportunities for drawing team’s scope within the system discipline.

  • Collaborates with all functional organizations to resolve engineering conflicts with a multiple disciplined engineering community.

  • Maintain System configuration control over SW/HW versions/configurations (network/computing/applications, automated environment creation within drawing program.

  • Have an understanding in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc as it related to drawing development.

  • Product Deliveries include: ICDs, Emulator/Simulator baseline control, test plans, network diagrams, integration/deployment work instructions, production, and test system hardware (e.g., networks).

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 5 years with Bachelors in Science, 3 years with Masters, and 0 years with PhD. (May accept 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree) 

  • Current DoD Secret clearance with investigation in the last 5 year and ability to obtain/retain TS clearance and PAR within 365 days from submission.

  • Must have previous computer science or system engineering experience designing and releasing drawings through the engineering boarding and auditing process. 

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Must be willing to travel up to 25 % of the time.

  • Must be willing to work flexible work arrangements to include swing shift and mid shift.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience supporting a team of diverse team members integrated ground based computer systems.

  • Knowledge and experience using computer-aided design equipment and/or graphic tools such as, CAD, CAM or CATIA

  • Can complete major layout drawings in accordance with standard engineering drafting practices.

  • Previous ICBM Experience is a plus.

  • Can determine scaling; inserts necessary reference planes, centering and dimension lines, hidden line interpolations, and sectioning.

  • Can prepares specifications for parts, assemblies, and installations; prepares complete production detail drawings; contributes design modifications to improve quality of product or facilitate manufacturing operations.

  • Can plan, lays out, draw, and revise detailed part, assembly, and installation engineering drawings from basic layouts, established references, and standard data in a field of specialization such as structures, devices, mechanics, electrical, or electronics.

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 

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Salary Range: $72,400 USD - $108,600 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.