Sentinel (GBSD) – Sr. Staff Aeronautical Engineer – Payload Re-Entry Systems Technical Lead – 9204, Roy, Ut

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Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10085432
Category: Engineering
Location: Roy, UT, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions 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 cyber space. 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 Senior Staff Aeronautical Engineer to join the Payload Team. This position is in Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation package.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will be part of the Payload Team (PLT) as a technical leader in the design, build, and test of the Payload Reentry System (PRS) element of the Sentinel Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) such that it successfully meets requirements as proven by design reviews, detailed analyses, characterization testing, and qualification verification processes. Roles and Responsibilities include:

Has responsibility for controlling the PRS technical baseline. Coordinates requirements development, modeling and analysis, hardware/software design, verification, validation, and integration activities across elements contributing to design and delivery

Ensures that the program is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test and sustainment of products for our customers and is compliance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards

Maintains cognizance over technical activities within adjacent Aerospace Vehicle Segment and ensures horizontal integration of the best engineering practices across the company

Continually coordinates with the systems engineering and program integration team leadership to ensure the execution of program statement of work.

Extensive customer, and external stakeholder interfacing and some travel will be required.

Work collaboratively and with influence to gain commitment and performance from all organizations including the Aerospace Vehicle Segment and Program customers, Business Operations and Contracts, System Design, Integration and Test as needed to drive required business outcomes

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 


Educational Assistance 

Life Insurance 

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions  

Paid Time Off  

Health & Wellness Resources  

Employee Discounts 

This positions 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:

Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 14 years of experience; 12 years with Master’s Degree; 9 years with PhD

Extensive experience leading a technical team to successful product development and delivery 

Experience in system Requirements Allocation, Configuration Management, Command & Control Design, Network Analysis, Subsystems Design, and a broad knowledge of end-to-end program lifecycle

Must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Demonstrated partnership/collaboration skills; ability to partner cross-IPT/cross-discipline within a team

Demonstrated program technical leadership skills

Strong program execution skills; Demonstrated ability to meet program technical, cost, and schedule milestones.

Ability to integrate, engage, and lead team to perform at top level of performance

Ability to leverage experience/background to bring alternative ideas/solutions to the team

Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret clearance, granted or re-investigated with in last 6 years

Must have the ability to obtain Special Program Access Clearance as a condition of continued employment

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

Masters degree in STEM discipline

Experience with nuclear command and control ground and launch systems

Experience with re-entry systems and mission payloads

Experience managing a technical baseline with significant subcontractor content

Experience with cyber , nuclear surety, and nuclear hardness design requirements and compliance

Expert understanding of verification and validation principles using Modeling, Simulation and Analysis methodologies

Active Special Program access

Active DoD Top Secret clearance, granted or re-investigated with in last 6 years


Salary Range: $154,300 USD – $231,500 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10085432 2023.01.14

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