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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal Systems Engineer/Sr Principal Systems Engineer (8907,8908)

Requisition ID: R10072017

  • 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, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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 Principal / Senior Principal Systems Engineer to join the Payload Team. This position is located in Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. The selected candidate will join a team of engineers and project managers supporting the development and test of Re-entry Vehicle systems. This position may be filled at a higher level based on qualifications below.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Facilitate internal and external stake holder reviews
  • Adjudicate and resolve comments, action items, support review board release process
  • Participate in revision and management of both original and revised specification/interface definition document and expedite documents through signature approval process.
  • Participate in team agile work management process
  • Contribute to risk management (identifies potential risks) and trade study processes
  • Supports system design, data analyses, interface verification, testing, failure/anomaly resolution and mission operations
  • Attends and prepares materials for presentation during Enterprise, Subcontract Management Team, Industry technical reviews
  • Supports trade studies, system sensitivity studies, design optimization studies, system performance assessments, system design assessments, Operations Analysis work such as mission analysis and timelines and concept of operations development
  • Apply the principles of engineering to design components and systems using applicable standards and specifications
  • Verify specifications and designs through modeling and simulation, test data processing, and performance analysis
  • Support all phases of the systems lifecycle including concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • Maintain design documentation and follow configuration management requirements
  • Assist in Basis of Estimates (BOEs) reviews for the Subcontract Management Team (SMT)
  • Utilize abilities to communicate clearly and effectively; presenting/interacting with all levels of leadership
  • Interface with AF customer

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 9/80. 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:

This position may be filled at a Principal or Sr. Principal level

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of systems engineering related experience; 3 years with a Master’s Degree; or 0 years with PhD (Sr. Principal requires 9 years with a BS; 7 years with a Master’s; or 4 years with PhD)
  • U.S. Citizenship with an active DoD Secret clearance or higher awarded or reviewed in the last 6 years (eligible for Special Access Program)
  • Experience with Reentry vehicles, support equipment, and specialty equipment design
  • Experience with MBSE and CAMEO, Rhapsody, Systems Architect, PTC Integrity or other similar COTS packages
  • Experience with MA, PM&P, Safety, MIL STD Compliance documentation, Cyber and SW practices, and ILS processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NX and CREO MCAD, ECAD experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with SDLC processes as well as with ITIL, Agile-SCRUM, Scaled
  • Agile Framework (SAFe), NGC security requirements, services and enterprise solutions
  • Prior experience supporting various classified environments and meeting government and security requirements
  • Successful experiences in delivering solutions to program, commercial,
  • and government clients
  • Knowledge of the following technical domains: software, network security, business analytics
  • Strong leadership, team building, and team partnering skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to provide total system perspective including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies and requirements of hardware and software components


Salary Range: $87,600 USD - $131,400 USD
Salary Range 2: $108,600 USD - $163,000 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.