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Sentinel (GBSD) – Sr Principal Systems Engineer Product Design Team Lead (9330, 9331)

Requisition ID: R10092087

  • 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: 2

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’s Space Systems sector is seeking a Sr Principal Systems Engineer Product Design Team Lead on the Command and Launch System Integration team.  This position is in our Strategic Deterrent Systems Division to execute the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the Sentinel Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program in support of the United States Air Force.  This position will be located on campus in Roy, UT and may require on-site support at product manufacturing and integration sites.

What You’ll Get To Do: 

The qualified candidate will work within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment, interfacing with IPT leadership, suppliers, customers, and other technical disciplines to engineer design solutions to challenging problems through the development of Product Definition Packages (PDP). PDPs consists of 2D drawings and 3D models (NX), various design analyses/assessments (structural/thermal), bill of materials and parts lists (ASME format), and requirements (DOORS).

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

  • Serve as the main focal point to develop and baseline the developed PDPs
  • Drive the development of the System Integration owned the PDPs by utilizing the PDP development engineering team
  • Manage the tasking and workload for the PDP team ensuring work products are delivered on time and adequate support is provide to the various engineering teams for successful integration
  • Develop collector, assembly, and installation PDPs owned by the System Integration team
  • Implement program processes and engineering board approval processes for developed PDPs
  • Deliver required PDPs on time to meet program objectives
  • Integrate System Integration PDPs with the various element teams to proactively eliminate disconnects and design clashes
  • Identify gaps and holes within the design and/or requirements and provide a path forward for resolution that is cost effective, innovative, and has minimal impact to others while filling the gap/hole
  • Ensure the developed PDPs meet the design requirements from the various element/configured item specifications
  • Determine technical solution in accordance with product specifications and recommend actions to representatives for coordinated product solution
  • Support digital transformation initiatives relating to PDP development and release
  • Provide oversight and reviews of System Integration PDPs to drive quality and compliance to both technical and formatting requirements
  • Provide status and communicate blockers to IPT leadership

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 9 years’ experience; 7 years’ experience with a Master’s degree; or 4 years’ experience with a PhD 
  • Must be a US Citizen with ability to obtain an active DoD Secret Clearance.
  • Ability to obtain Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance  
  • Must be able to work independently, function in a dynamic environment, and be flexible to changing direction
  • 3 years+ of experience using systems engineering principles and processes
  • Ability to work closely with multiple functional organizations (Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Field Operations, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • 2 years+ of experience with design and fabrication techniques for structural details, assemblies, and installations
  • 2 years+ involved in the Build to Package development and release processes
  • Experience with engineering drawing development and configuration management
  • Experience and knowledge of specifications and processes as they relate to engineering model-based definition.
  • 2 years+ involved in product development lifecycle

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience supporting Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) or other missile design and deployment programs or projects
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance
  • ICBM Experience
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience
  • Proven knowledge of design tools including TeamCenter/NX
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations, with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Demonstrated experience in making sound decisions in uncertain and difficult situations.
  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic in ensuring engineering meets customer and program expectations in a timely and efficient manner
  • Experience in leading/supporting a development engineering team
  • Demonstrated experience working with customers to ensure project success
  • Experience in performing in an Agile environment and knowledge/understanding of JIRA
  • Experience in creating a PDP or PDP like product
  • Experience in reading a civil engineering drawing and/or civil building code experience
  • Familiarity with the ASME Y14.x suite of engineering drawing standards
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing as defined in ASME Y14.5-2009

Salary Range: $112,000 USD - $168,000 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.