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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Systems Engineer Codes and Cryptography – 8532

Requisition ID: R10063118

  • 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.

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 Codes and Cryptography Principal Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD)) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

What you’ll get to do: 

This engineer will perform software and hardware related system engineering activities for Codes and Cryptography functions at our Ogden, Utah facility.  Candidate shall perform engineering functions to include development of element and subsystem level ICDs, IDD, and IRSs. Requires software and hardware expertise to define SW-SW interfaces, HW-SW interfaces, and HW-HW interfaces.  Familiarity of requirements, verification and design analysis, code level peer reviews, technical support for software design reviews, and testing is requisite.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Perform technical analysis and design:                                                                  

Evaluate system level tradeoffs and specification impacts

Perform trade studies on system upgrades and hardware replacements               

Perform Analog, RF, Digital, and System Hardware analysis/development as directed by Program Managers/team leaders

Perform specification allocation to meet system level performance

Review chassis, CCA, component identification/selection, system test data for design requirement

Develop/review PWB and CCA designs in Mentor Graphics VX2.2

Evaluate specification modifications vs. rework of hardware

Design for high voltage/wattage embedded power supplies distribution and protection circuitry

Support and conduct developmental testing (breadboard/concept verification)

Support production testing and production builds

Additional Responsibilities:

Support EMI testing/mitigation and EMC compliance reporting

Attend/Support ERB/CCBs, review and approve documents and provide hardware support as needed

Provide HW support to SW development, create test procedure documentation and training packages, select and testing of replacement components due to DMS, support field questions and testing.

Support production testing of deliverable HW.

Collaboratively work on multidisciplinary engineering team(s).

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.

You’ll bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
  • A minimum 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
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program Clearance
  • Ability to travel is required
  • Experience in design, development, testing of mixed signal circuits using PSPICE (or equivalent)

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Experience design, development, testing of high speed digital circuits
  • Familiarity with AS9100
  • Working knowledge of system testing and integration
  • Experience in tools such as DOORS, Cameo, Mentor Graphics, Microwave Office, Matlab, (P)Spice
  • Experience EMI/EMC/TEMPTEST compliance and reporting
  • Experience with Mentor VX2.2 for schematic capture, CCA design, circuit simulation, and using   Python tools for design/test
  • Good oral and excellent written communications skills
  • Ability to work with little direct supervision, self-motivated, self-starting
  • Experience in maintaining / reporting status of program activities while collaborating with employees within the department and across functions
  • Development of high voltage power supplies and circuit cards containing both high and low voltages (4000V/4000W). 
  • Familiarity with design and test of optoelectronic systems, optical test instrumentation, and digital modulation theory
  • Currently hold TS/SCI or SA clearance with current poly awarded within the past 5 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.