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Northrop Grumman GBSD- Principal / Senior Principal Engineer- Guidance Nav Ctrl in Roy, Utah

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Principal/Senior Principal Engineer to join the Flight System Team to perform GN&C Analysis. This position will be located in Roy, UT and support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here .

What You'll Get To Do:

The individual in this role will perform extensive analysis and define acceptable performance of the GN&C system from Preliminary Design phase to a Critical Design Review and beyond. The role includes driving the maturation of vehicle and GN&C derived requirements to meet key performance goals. The individual will be responsible for the development and management of models, simulations, tools, and data required to validate system performance. The individual will be responsible for the communication of analysis results to internal and external customers and driving changes to the GN&C system and vehicle based upon analysis results, as required. The individual must be capable of performing in a highly dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities. This position reports directly to the GN&C Analysis and Algorithms Lead and receives direct tasking from the GN&C Analysis and Performance Lead.

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:

•Principal Mechanical Engineer Minimum 5 years of experience with a bachelor's degree; 3 years' with Master's degree; or 0 years' with a PhD

•Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer requires 9 years of experience with a bachelor's degree; 7 years with a master's degree; or 4 years' with a PhD

•Extensive knowledge and experience modeling, simulating, and analyzing aerospace vehicles and subsystems.

•Knowledge of launch vehicle and/or strategic missile guidance, navigation, and control principles from guidance system turn-on, ground operations, through launch and payload insertion

•Secret security clearance granted or re-investigated within last 6 years

•Extensive knowledge and experience using MATLAB/Simulink and C+ Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in test case definition to validate requirements in nominal and stressing conditions.

•Experience and familiarity with high accuracy inertial measurement system modeling and analysis

•Experience and knowledge in principles of Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

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

•Working knowledge of Object Oriented Programming principles

•Experience using Monte Carlo analysis techniques to determine vehicle performance under uncertainty

•Experience in error covariance analysis methods

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