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Sentinel (GBSD) Staff Systems Engineer – 8909

Requisition ID: R10094030

  • 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 Staff Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. 

What You’ll Get To Do: 

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Systems Engineer for the Post Boost Attitude Control Module that designs and develops system architectures and defines key capabilities and performance requirements
  • Oversee design and requirement maturation for qualification, sustainment of energetic and pyrotechnic sub-systems and components for propulsion elements within our post boost vehicle
  • Works with design and requirements to control critical interfaces with detailed guidelines 
  • Mature the capabilities through functional analysis and Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) processes to deliver just-in-time design and optimize the development schedule for incremental capability development and early integration
  • Collaborate with several stakeholders (subsystem developers, system integrators, system testers, system requirements engineers) to support delivery of quality design products
  • Support development of thread integration plans and procedures and maintain technical cognizance of subsystem interdependencies and maturity of ICD’s for identifying and resolving gaps
  • Develops thorough definition of system external interfaces
  • Ensures requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer
  • Apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts
  • Work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious
  • Assignments are often self-initiated. Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Work checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than by formal review of superior
  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and effect the image of the organization technological capability

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.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 14 years’ experience; 12 years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 9 years’ experience with a PhD 
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with a reinvestigation date occurring in the last 6 years
  • 5+ years working in Space craft, Aircraft or Missile Development & Qualification
  • 1+ years’ experience working in DOORs and CAMEO for specification and architecture management respectively
  • 1+ years’ experience with modern (Model Based System Engineering) MBSE principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and qualifying Liquid Propulsion Systems for Space craft
  • Experience with engine hot fire testing and/or SMC-S-025
  • Experience with vehicle development in line with SMC-S-016 or MIL-STD-1540
  • Certificate in MBSE Principles / Concepts from an accredited university
  • A current active US Government DoD Top Secret clearance preferred.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working as a Systems Engineer in Space craft or Missile Development & Qualification
  • Experience with standing up and developing Verification Cross Reference Matrices (VCRMs) for complex systems
  • Experience with creating Requirements vs Capability (RvC) matrices
  • Experience developing and executing verification or qualification plans
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s of Science degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical Engineering preferred

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 


Salary Range: $139,000 USD - $208,600 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.