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Sentinel (GBSD) Flight Test Planning Manager 3 – 81-1

Requisition ID: R10101909

  • 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 Flight Test Planning Manager 3This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel program. This position may require occasional travel from Roy to Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA and Colorado Springs, CO. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.  


This Test Planning and Process Manager role supports the Flight Test Sub-IPT within the System Test Team organization and is responsible for planning integration and test activities, developing the integrated test plan, and providing the standardization of test products for the entire program.

What You’ll Get To Do:    

  • Partner with System Engineering and the other Segment and Element teams to plan test and demonstration activities in a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) environment.  
  • Maintain domain expertise of MBSE test architecture process within the organization.
  • Develop and maintain templates and processes for test planning, test reports, test information sheets, test procedures, and associated test products.  
  • Oversight of contractual documentation (CDRLs), leading and participating in customer working groups, and leading major design reviews for the System Test Team.   

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.    


You’ll Bring These Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's of Science in STEM discipline with 8 years of related work experience; or 6 years of related work experience with a Master's of Science in STEM discipline.
  • 5 years experience with SYSML or UML
  • 3 years of experience in a formal lead/management position.
    Prior experience with Integration and Test Principles and best practices
    Prior experience in SIL/Lab testing environments or test execution efforts
  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 5 years)


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:  

  • US Citizenship with an Active TOP Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 5 years)
  • Prior experience in integration and test activities on an air platform, preferably an ICBM program, and managing Integrated Test Plans along with detailed test planning to lower levels
  • Experience with decomposition, allocation, and verification of system requirements
  • Model Based System Engineering – Test planning and verification in MBSE, knowledge in CAMEO


Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $207,600 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.