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Sentinel (GBSD) Staff Program Protection Systems Engineer (1839-2)

Requisition ID: R10104724

  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

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 Program Protection Systems Engineer in support of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program.  Learn more about the GBSD program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.  This position is located in Roy, UT.

What You’ll Get To Do:

Systems Engineer, Program Protection will be responsible for working with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). The engineer will be part of the overall Systems Engineering and Program Protection team performing tasks specific to Hardware Assurance/Trusted Microelectronics.

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

  • Develop the customized Microelectronic Devices Source Protection Plan (MSPP), including the list of all accredited trusted suppliers for the Defense Microelectronic Activity (DMEA) trusted processes to confirm that suppliers are trusted for each respective DMEA-trusted process
  • Develop, implement, and flow down hardware assurance requirements, and monitor to ensure implementation of hardware assurance in the supply chain
  • Develop, deliver and implement a Counterfeit Parts Prevention plan, including training, inspection, and testing capabilities
  • Assessment and analysis of threats, vulnerabilities, and risk for identified mission-critical functions and critical components
  • Proactive planning and implementation of TSN key practices and protection measure selection
  • Risk identification after protection measures are implemented, including follow-up mitigation plans and actions as well as assessments of residual risk.
  • Understand and identify the Trusted flow across the product segments
  • Identifying components that are custom-designed, custom-manufactured, or tailored specifically for GBSD end-use that require use of a Trusted Foundry/Trusted Suppliers.
  • Flowing down Trusted Foundry/Trusted Suppliers requirements to suppliers
  • Continuously assessing the design for changes that may require a Trusted Foundry/Trusted Supplier

This position requires excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and ability to interface with senior management, peers, and employees.

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.   

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These 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 ability to obtain Special Access Program (SAP)
  • 2+ years’ experience in presenting technical approaches and findings
  • 2+ years of experience working across multiple task with various team members to generate quality work products.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Specific experience in hardware assurance/microelectronics implementation
  • Knowledge and application of GIDEP tool and its principles
  • Experience with Defense Microelectronic Activity (DMEA) trusted processes or Hardware Assurance/Trusted Microelectronics
  • Experience in developing or employing capabilities/solutions to evaluate and determine the authenticity of Customized Microelectronics Devices (CMDs), including but not limited to the system design, assembly of printed circuit boards, or testing of CMDs. 
  • Experience managing and developing requirements for suppliers that support hardware assurance in the supply chain
  • Experience developing Systems Security Engineering requirements for hardware assurance
  • Direct experience conducting Trusted Systems and Networks and Criticality Analysis
  • Experience in developing an integrated strategy for supplying trust and managing risk in the supply chain management for customized microelectronics devices (CMDs) and developing and employing tools, techniques, or processes (TTPs) to ensure supply chain security ( i.e., National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-161)
  • Knowledge and practical application of Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) DoDI5200.44, specific to Trusted Foundry/Trusted Suppliers
  • Specific experience in Trusted Foundry/Trusted Suppliers
  • In depth knowledge of Special Publication (SP) SP800-161 applicability to supply chain risk management
  • Experience developing Supply Chain Security counter-measures
  • Direct experience evaluating program processes and compliance strategies for large, complex multi-site programs
  • Active Final Top Secret clearance with the ability to gain access to a Special Access Program and adjudication in the last 6 years
  • Model Based System Engineering experience with federated data sources

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.