Sentinel (GBSD) Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – Aerospace Vehicle Equipment – 9028, –

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Requisition ID: R10079349
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, 10% 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.

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 Sentinel Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to support Aerospace Vehicle Equipment Systems Engineering Group. This position is located in Roy, UT and supports Sentinel (GBSD) program.

What you’ll get to do: 

This individual will serve a key role leading the preparation, execution, and closure of major program design reviews at both the component and system-level. The selected candidate will determine design review entrance/exit criteria definition, content review, readiness status, and action closure.  In addition to this primary responsibility, the role will also require driving the execution and closure of specific cross-team and cross-program systems engineering issues.  These issues may include elements relating to requirements compliance, standardization of processes, achieving technical program metric performance, mass allocations, environment definition.

This position is required throughout the Engineering Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the program.  The individual will play a key role in ensuring the AVE segment executes its’ Critical Design Review (CDR) and eventually System Qualification Verification Review (SQVR).  The role does not involve working for a specific system engineering domain (requirements, modeling/simulation, architecture/interfaces, design integration), but instead is expected to operate and resolve issues that span multiple areas.

This is an individual contributor role with a high degree of autonomy offered.  The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, able to operate without daily guidance, and have an array of knowledge across multiple aerospace and systems engineering areas.  This position reports through the AVE Systems Engineering & Integration team.

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
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 of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years with a Master’s Degree or 4 years with a PhD
Active DoD Secret clearance with investigation in the last six years or in continues evaluation
US Citizen with ability to obtain Special Access Program
Demonstration of a solid systems engineering foundational knowledge base
Experience preparing for and executing major design reviews (Preliminary, Critical)
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

These qualifications would be nice to have:

Knowledge of launch vehicle and/or strategic missiles
Experience translating a statement of work into executable tasking
Customer interface and negotiation skills
Experience working with subcontractors
Experience with DOORS, Cameo, Jira, Confluence, and or CPLM would be beneficial but may not be used on a daily basis


Salary Range: $108,600 USD – $163,000 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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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