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Sentinel (GBSD) Systems Engineer/Principal Systems Engineer (7620 7621 7622 7623)

Requisition ID: R10048540

  • 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: No
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 4

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 Systems Engineer / Principal Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

What you’ll get to do: 

  • Track requirement allocations into specs, traceability (parent to child… vertical)
  • Track status and report on barrens and orphans
  • Track and report status of spec board approvals
  • Brief status weekly
  • Check provided CI spec list for accuracy
  • Tracking status for any new specs that get created not on the original list
  • Talk to specialties and report any roadblocks that are preventing requirement allocation and decomposition.
  • Help in development of tableau dashboard and then use “Tableau” metrics to identify and track requirements, barrens and orphans, report weekly status, etc.
  • You will be deployed to various engineering specialties to get documents correctly updated in DOORS.  This includes ensuring the following are correctly established in each file:
  • Tailored text – (filled out by the specialty engineers but could be populated in DOORS by this person)
  • Allocation
  • Develop processes, decompose processes into program plan, update RMMP, update compliance process, etc.

Position Benefits:

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. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a Systems Engineer level or Principal level.

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • A minimum 2 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; 0 years with a master’s (Principal level requires 5 years with a bachelor’s degree; 3 years with a master’s degree; or 0 years with a PhD)
  • U.S. Citizenship with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program Clearance
  • Experience interfacing with various stakeholders to drive to a consensus, conclusion, or action plan
  • Experience with design specifications and requirement decomposition

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DoD Top Secret Security Clearance
  • GBSD Program Cleared (CJ1)
  • Experienced in consolidating stakeholder needs across multiple Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles and experience
  • Experience applying Agile Engineering principles and methodologies
  • Experience with Interface Control Documents (ICDs)
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and Systems Engineering
  • Experience using Common Product Lifecycle Management (CPLM)
  • Experience developing program procedures and processes
  • Experience developing, implementing, and updating project schedules
  • Proficient using IBM Rationale Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System (DOORS)
  • Experience coordinating between cross functional teams
  • Excellent decision making and communication (written and oral) skills


Salary Range: $73,400 USD - $110,000 USD
Salary Range 2: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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

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.