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Sentinel (GBSD) – Principal Electrical Engineer – Test Development and Design – 8903

Requisition ID: R10103133

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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 Principal Electrical Engineer to join the Flight Systems Team. This position supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. The primary work location is Roy, UT, however the candidate will be required to travel to Promontory, UT and at times, Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), for the execution of the test campaign.  This may require second shift work as well as working multiple weeks at a time at those facilities.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will be part of our Air Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Integration and Test (I&T) team to plan and execute vehicle level integration, test and checkout activities supporting the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), program.Specific roles and responsibilities include:

  • Define test requirements and test objectives, using Systems Engineering principles

  • Develop integration and test documentation (test plans, test procedures and test reports)

  • Prepare for and execute Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs)

  • Execute the integration, test, and assembly of the AVE in preparation for developmental flight testing.

  • Integrate hardware from sub-system teams, interface with other elements teams, and the system and segment level teams.

  • Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment.

  • Interface with software developers and systems engineers in support of integration and test activities.

  • Participate in technical exchange meetings, interfacing with customers (internal/external).

  • Perform data analysis against requirements and interfaces for each software build or hardware component.

  • Compile data and define changes required in test equipment, test procedures, or new test requirements.

  • Maintain design documentation and follow configuration management requirements.

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.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of experience; 3 years with Master’s Degree; 0 years with PhD

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance and ability to obtain, and maintain access to Special Access Programs (SAP)  as a condition of continued employment

  • Working knowledge of system integration (HW and SW) and test principles

  • Experience with data collection/instrumentation methods

  • Experience in troubleshooting anomalous hardware and software

  • Experience with development of test plans, procedures, and reports (functional testing and checkout)

  • Proficiency in MS Office

  • Experience working with the Atlassian Suite of tools (Confluence, Jira)

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Experience working with or designing Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) or Automated Test equipment (development and execution)

  • Experience in design of test cables, test sets and support equipment

  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering with an understanding of DODAF and SysML

  • Proficiency in DOORS and Cameo

  • Experience with integration and test of large-scale vehicles

  • Familiarity with ICBMs

  • A current active DoD Top Secret clearance, granted or re-investigated within last 6 years


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 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.