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Sentinel (GBSD) Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer – 6521

Requisition ID: R10086292

  • 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: 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 Systems Engineer or Principal Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the 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: 

  • Provide support for day-to-day operations using Agile practices, and adhere to Agile methodology to enforce Scrum compliance among the teams.
  • Act as an Agile coach and mentor to other scrum masters, Product Owners, and team members to impart or reinforce knowledge of Agile concepts, tools and practices.
  • Facilitate sprint ceremonies, such as Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective, Daily Scrums, and Backlog Refinement.
  • Work with team leads and Product Owners on schedule and Program Increment planning to ensure user stories and sprints align with deadlines.
  • Use Agile tools such as Atlassian Jira to aid in Scrum coordination.
  • Aid in providing additional Agile metrics, including collating and deriving insights from data.
  • Support systems engineering activities including use case development, requirements definition/allocation, functional decomposition, interface definition, verification & validation, and requirements traceability to the test plans
  • Coordinate with integrated product teams for establishing content within the architecture.
  • Interface with customers, program management and technical staff.

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:

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

Systems Engineer

  • BS – Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)  
  • A minimum 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 0 years with a Master’s

Principal Systems Engineer

  • BS – Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)  
  • a minimum 3 years with a Master’s degree; or 0 years with a PhD)

Both Systems and Principal Systems Engineer

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with investigation in the past 5 years and ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) access
  • Experience developing models with Cameo or equivalent tools
  • Experience using Requirements repository tools (i.e. ,DOORS).
  • Experience with Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (i.e., Scrum)
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira
  • Excellent organizational and facilitation skills

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Previous Systems Engineering experience and understanding of the Systems Engineering
  • Experience with physical security systems
  • Experience with Agile Development
  • Experience leading scrum teams
  • Experience as a Product Owner
  • Experience with implementing Agile metrics (i.e., burndown, velocity)
  • Holds Scrum certification such as Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certified


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.