Advanced Programs Staff GN&C M&S Systems Engineer (ACEIFC) (11991)Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10156615

  • Category: Engineering

  • Location: Roy, Utah, United States of America

  • 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.

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.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products, and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Staff GN&C M&S Systems Engineer to join the Advanced Programs Teams This position is located in Huntsville, AL or Roy, Utah

What You’ll Get To Do

The Sentinel program has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Models and Simulation (M&S) engineer. This is a hands-on technical position--a deep understanding GN&C) Models and Simulation (M&S) engineering is required.

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

  • The engineer in this role will work on a team of GN&C engineers to develop the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Models and Simulation (M&S)

  • Develop and analyze GNC algorithms (Guidance, Navigation, Autopilot)

  • Develop, verify, and validate complex 6 degree of freedom vehicle models

  • Model missile components such has inertial measurement units (IMU) and thrust vector control (TVC) systems

  • Use C++ and MATLAB and Object-Oriented design

  • Perform trajectory assessment and flight analyses

  • Gather and analyze the mission requirements to ensure mission objectives and constraints are met

  • Collaborate with a team of GN&C engineers in an Agile environment to meet critical milestones

  • Conduct multidisciplinary research and collaborate with equipment designers and/or hardware engineers in the planning, design, development stages utilizing (M&S) tools systems for safety and mission critical analysis

  • Work with the GN&C Flight Software Team to automatically generate code from high-level specifications or models, ensuring consistency and reducing manual errors

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 a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 14 years of experience with Bachelor's degree, 12 years of experience with Master's degree, 9 years of experience with PhD

  • Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years or have the "ability" to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance or higher.

  • Must be able to be successfully screened for Enhanced Security Clearances, within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs

  • Demonstrated experience in the area of guidance, navigation, or control algorithm development and/or analysis for launch vehicles, missiles, spacecraft, and/or aircraft.

  • Demonstrated experience coding in a higher-level programming language (C, C++, MATLAB/Simulink, etc.)

  • Experience with working in a fast pace, agile environment with the ability to work on cross-function Scrum team focused on quality and capability delivery.

  • Experience with full software lifecycle: specification, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.

  • Experience in developing GNC algorithms (Guidance, Navigation, Autopilot).

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Experience with Agile Development Experience with DoDAF standards and methods

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Masters or equivalent advanced degree in applicable technical discipline

  • Experience with a software version control system, such as Git, Gitlabs, and/or Bitbucket

  • Experience working in an Agile team or even leading a scrum team

  • Extensive experience with MATLAB/Simulink

  • Experience with Object-Oriented Programming

  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation

  • Knowledge of estimation and control theory, such as Kalman filtering

  • Experience with linear stability analysis to determine control system stability margins

  • Experience modeling navigation sensors, such as IMU or GPS

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Experience in algorithmic application development, integration, and optimization

  • Experience with the Atlassian tool set, Agile Development, Model Based Engineering, and Software Development best practices

  • Experience with DO-178C Flight Critical Systems Safety programming

  • Experience with certification, airworthiness, testing, and qualification of flight and safety critical systems


Salary Range: $114,000 - $206,300

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.