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Northrop Grumman GBSD - Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - STPA Security Lead 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 candidate to lead the Systems Theoretical Process Analysis Security (STPA-Sec) efforts as a sub-lead to the Systems Security Engineering (SSE) team under the Mission Defense Team (MDT) IPT for the GBSD program. 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.

What you'll get to do:

The lead role would combine traditional Systems Engineering skills, with a holistic systems analyses approach in order to uncover any potential safety, security, or availability features using the existing STPA handbook guidelines, and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) workspace. The STPA lead would be collaborating with other MDT entities to include Nuclear Surety and Cybersecurity, along with elements of our Systems Engineering and MBSE team.

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.




You'll bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field from an ABET accredited institution

  • A minimum 9 years of related experience with Bachelor's degree; 7 years with a Master's; or 4 years with a PhD

  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Security Clearance or higher

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • System Analysis skills (i.e. able to break down system and mission functions to identify critical functions)

  • Experience with Safety, Security, and/or Reliability/Fault Analyses/FMECA Engineering

  • Proficient in MBSE/CAMEO

  • Proficient in DOORs

  • Experience with evaluating complex weapon systems

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Candidate is independent and self-motivated

  • Candidate can work with minimal supervision

  • Proficient at Problem Solving

  • STPA exposure/experience


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