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Northrop Grumman GBSD - Nuclear Surety Thread Lead - Staff Systems Engineer in Roy, Utah

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 Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Nuclear Surety Thread Lead. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

The Nuclear Surety Thread Lead will own the portion of GBSD system requirements related to nuclear surety, allocation of those requirements to unit level, Requirements vs. Capabilities (R vs C), verification planning, analysis planning, and execution in a Model based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment. Significant customer coordination. Responsible for planning and executing the specialty Engineering, Manufacturing & Development (EMD) Statement of Work (SOW), proactively interfacing with other Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) organizations and GBSD IPTs to ensure successful flow down and verification of requirements.

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 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) plus 14 years (Master's degree in a STEM discipline plus 12 years, or a PhD in a STEM discipline plus 9 years) of relevant experience, including Systems Engineering experience.

  • Active Secret clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years

  • Experience acting in a leadership role in Systems Engineering

  • Experience in execution of one or more Specialty engineering disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS Clearance

  • Experience with weapon systems

  • Experience with nuclear surety

  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • Experience with Software and Agile Development

  • 3 years of experience acting in a leadership role in Systems Engineering

  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to brief Segment, Program and Customer leadership

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.

Job Category : Engineering