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Sentinel (GBSD) Principal/Senior Principal Security Field Engineer (Security Forces SME) – 9453

Requisition ID: R10096952

  • 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 Principal/Senior Principal Field Engineer (Security Forces SME).  This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program.  This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.  


What You’ll Get To Do:    

  • Provides advisory and planning services for weapon system-based training with knowledge of the relevant Uniform Joint Task List associated with Security Forces (SF) ICBM Operations.
  • Oversees development of specifications, design, interface control and production of all Security Forces related training devices.
  • Provides vision, execution planning, and technical and resource guidance for Training Device interoperability with Operations, Cybersecurity, and Integrated Command Center (ICC) training elements.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for ICBM Security Forces operations throughout EMD, Production & Deployment phases, including current advances in the field.
  • Provides technical and analytical guidance to project teams relative to Sentinel physical security systems, sensors, and Priority Level-1 (PL-1) facility/asset protection.
  • Integrates and develops Sentinel Security Forces training curriculum.
  • Leverages common Training Support Team (TST) “Training as a Service” approaches and applies them to delivered technical content to USAF initial cadre.
  • Supports or leads on interactions with senior external personnel on significant Security Forces operations training or related technical matters requiring coordination between organizations
  • Integrates Security Forces training approaches to Collaborative Virtual Launch Procedures Trainer (CVLPT)"

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:  

  • Principal: Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience; 3 years of relevant experience with Masters; or an additional 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • Senior Principal: Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of relevant experience; 7 years of relevant experience with Masters; or an additional 4 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive Special Access Program (SAP) certification.
  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience with Security Forces operations
  • Experience with nuclear surety/safety roles of physical and electronic protection systems relative to the ICBM nuclear deterrence mission
  • Ability to interpret facility designs and design changes impacts to ICBM Security Forces training
  • Experience with Priority Level-1 (PL-1) assets

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:  

  • Certified Security Forces Instructor/Evaluator experience
  • Experience with Minuteman III Wing Operations Center Concept applicable to the Sentinel Integrated Command Center (ICC) CONOPS
  • MAJCOM Security Forces policy development experience
  • Previous access to Critical Nuclear Weapons Design Information (CNWDI) and eligibility to re-instate access (if not current)
  • Knowledge of ICBM Weapon Storage Area (WSA) interface to MMIII and Sentinel weapon systems
  • Experience with Mighty Guardian, Global Thunder, and Constant Vigilance exercise approaches for Security Forces in the ICBM field
  • Experience in Nuclear convoy operations
  • Experience in helicopter, ICBM crew operations and maintenance TTP integration with ICBM Security Forces
  • Understanding of Security Forces training devices or training solutions related to complex weapon systems and/ or the ICBM mission
  • Expertise in how Security Forces training metrics and feedback are used to drive positional evaluation and certification processes IAW applicable AFGSC Instructions
  • Security Forces expertise in USAF approach to Priority Level-1 (PL-1) assets

Salary Range: $74,600 USD - $111,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $92,400 USD - $138,600 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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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.