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Sentinel (GBSSD) Senior Principal Test Engineer – 7604

Requisition ID: R10104967

  • 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 Senior Principal Test Engineer.  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: 

You will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing testing methods/equipment in support of test execution. You'll achieve the aforementioned by/with/through first-hand experience, leveraging SME experience and/or referencing Northrop Grumman (NG) Standards, Processes & Procedures (SPP). 

Specific roles and responsibilities will include:

- Identify and facilitate the resources needed to successfully execute test plans/procedures
- Will be responsible for helping to develop and/or author Internal Work Order (IWO) Statement of Works (SoW) in coordination with test planning and performing IWO. 
- As the Integration &Test execution focal, oversee the execution of assigned System Engineering (SE) test plan(s)
- Oversee the completion of technical reports and test results in addition to ensuring that all required documentation is properly stored via a Test Data Management System (TDMS)
- Support lab-standup efforts 
- Complete and/or support Test Readiness Reviews (TRR)
- Frequent collaboration with external Integrated Project Teams (IPT)
- Must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, including critical thinking and technical problem-solving skills
- Technical Writing for test execution products
- Prepare and present reports, briefings, documents to leadership

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:

- 9 years of experience with a Bachelor’s of Science;  7 years with a Master’s Degree; 4 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.

- Experience with test planning, test execution and test data management

- Experience or knowledge of system integration and test principles involving requirements and test planning/procedures

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

- Bachelors Degree or higher in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) filed of study from an accredited institution.

- 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 using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) software and Computer Aided Design (CAD) Tools (i.e. CAMEO, DOORS, NX)

- Experience working in an agile team

- Recommended:  Experience working in an AGILE environment using software such as JIRA, Confluence…etc.

- Test set calibration/validation and test script development experience

- Demonstrated experience operating in a large integration and test environment

- Experience with Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software

- Previous MMIII experience

- Experience with Engineering technical writing

- Hands-on experience in equipment maintenance, fabrication, assembly, power, hand and measuring tools

- Aerospace / ICBM maintenance experience

- Knowledge in the mechanical and/or electrical development of support equipment design solutions


Salary Range: $101,600 USD - $152,400 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.