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Sentinel (GBSD) Systems Engineer (7733)

Requisition ID: R10112437

  • 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: No
  • 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 Systems Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program.

What you’ll get to do: 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • The selected candidate will join the Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) team within the System Engineering Directorate. The IFC team is responsible for coordinating the development and execution of the IFCs in accordance with the Integrated Master Schedule to support major milestone events. This role requires support of the team leads in close coordination and collaboration with the other Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) responsible for HW/SW execution to identify the system functions for an incremental delivery of a significant development program and define the specific configuration of hardware and software elements required for these functions along with the program timing.
  • You will support the evolution of multiple products beginning with an overarching Strategic IFC Plan, supporting Detailed IFC Plans, and schedules that define the development effort. You will be involved in evolving and executing the IFC plan which addresses all design components of a program (i.e., hardware and software) as well as functional activities (i.e., test, quality checks, logistics support) that support implementation into the production and operations phases of a program.
  • You will support the development effort of an IFC until it culminates in certification that the integrated set of products meets its functional and performance requirements and is ready to be released for its intended use as identified in the IFC system certificate package/certificate (e.g. ground test, flight test, developmental and/or operational test and evaluation, etc.).
  • The ideal candidate will be interested and have some experience in technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, or supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. The ideal candidate has a working understanding of and some experience in activities performed at various levels of a system product to include: design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • The candidate should be a self-starter and capable of working under only general direction. You should be able to independently determine and develop approaches to solutions, with consultation/collaboration with you team leaders. As a candidate, you will grow your technical breadth in Systems Engineering across a broad portfolio of mission threads, and be on the forefront of evolving traditional Systems Engineering rigor into lean agile based frameworks.

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 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science and Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • A minimum 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 0 years with a Master’s
  • U.S. Citizenship with an active Secret Security Clearance with investigation/adjudicated within the last 6 years, and ability to o obtain Special Program Access (SAP)
  • Previous systems engineering or technical project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile/DevOps methodologies, practices, and tools
  • Prior Weapon System program experience
  • General understanding of Northrop Grumman Corporation Engineering Processes
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and ability to interface with senior management, peers, and employees
  • An active DoD top secret clearance and SAP/SAR program access


Salary Range: $73,400 USD - $110,000 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.