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Sentinel (GBSD) Staff System Test Engineer (LSS) – 7611

Requisition ID: R10101735

  • 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 Staff System Test Engineer (LSS).  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.

What Youll Get To Do: 

Launch Support System (LSS) is a team of diverse disciplines deploying a flight test specific product at multiple locations. LSS has a significant and valuable impact on range safety and flight data management through the life of the Sentinel program and coordinates with multiple other product groups. LSS is looking for an experienced Test Engineer to Architect the development of a ground up test program for the LSS System and then Lead the execution of the approved Test Plan.

The selected candidates responsibilities include the following:

• Define test requirements and test objectives, using Systems Engineering principles in Cameo;

• Develop integration and test documentation (test plans, test procedures and test reports)

• Prepare for and execute Test Readiness Reviews (TRRs)

• Integrate hardware from sub-system teams, interface with other elements teams, and the system and segment level teams.

• Develop and implement testing methods and test equipment.

• Interface with software developers and systems engineers in support of integration and test activities.

• Participate in technical exchange meetings, interfacing with customers (internal/external).

• Perform data analysis against requirements and interfaces for each software build or hardware component.

• Compile data and define changes required in test equipment, test procedures, or new test requirements.

• This role is located in Roy, Utah with travel to Vandenburg Space Force Base, CA (VSFB), and Promontory, UT.

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.  

Youll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 14 Years’ of experience with a Bachelors in Science; 12 Years with Masters; 9 Years with PhD.  An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive a Special Access Program (SAP) certification.
  • A strong understanding of Data Networks, and/or Mechanical, and Electrical Digital Control Systems with (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) FPGA or LabVIEW software controls.
  • A strong understanding of Test Planning, Principles, and Processes
  • Practical experience developing/ system architectures and/or executing testing in a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment using software (SW) such as CAMEO.
  • Experience conducting testing in Field Testing Environments accept

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • US Citizenship with an Active Top-Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive a Special Access Program (SAP) certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline from an ABET-accredited university.
  • US Citizenship with an Active Top Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive a Special Access Program (SAP) certification.
  • Experience deploying Data Acquisition Systems in field or lab environments to successfully capture test data
  • Prior experience in instrumentation of structures for static, fatigue and damage tolerance analysis, or electrical component/RF equipment test.
  • Experience with NX or similar (Computer-Aided Design) CAD modeling tools
  • Adept at data analysis, queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Experience with Weapon Systems, Missile/Rocket Systems, or DOD programs


Salary Range: $126,100 USD - $189,100 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.