Sentinel (GBSD) - C&L Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Test Implementation Capability Lead (Sr. Principal) - 10546 Roy, UT

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking to hire a Command and Launch (C&L) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Test Implementation Capability Lead (Sr. Principal Engineer). This technical leadership role will be located in Roy, UT, Colorado Springs, CO, Huntsville, AL, or Bellevue, NE and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Learn more about the Sentinel 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 will get to do:

As Capability Lead for the C&L SE&I Test Implementation Capability team, you will lead a team of approximately 3-5 systems engineers in executing the development of systems engineering artifacts which define test implementation needs for the C&L system. These engineers will be conducting C&L mission capability work scope related to Test Implementation in support of the Sentinel Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) program. You will be responsible for providing technical guidance and decision making related to the health and progress of the behavioral architecture modeling and your assigned mission thread, to include requirements development and oversight, verification activities, OPSCON development and oversight, use case development, analysis modeling, and development of presentation materials suitable for Weapon System and C&L Working Groups. You will work with both the Program and Product Teams to develop and mature systems engineering content and artifacts, including requirements development and flow down, verification activities, and architecture model development using Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and methods. You will have an opportunity to work with teammates across a wide variety of disciplines and become intimately familiar with all aspects of Sentinel. You will have opportunities to present at milestone reviews to program leadership and the customer, to include Critical Design Reviews (CDRs) and Functional Configuration Audits. You will also be expected to proactively coordinate with various teams to develop, document, and maintain design solutions. All job functions require close teamwork across technical disciplines and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of requirements, allocation to lower levels, Requirement vs Capability (RvsC), verification planning (e.g RVAM development), and analysis planning and execution in a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) environment

  • Lead implementation of the MBSE strategy over various Architecture Models for C&L

  • Lead team execution of MBSE architecture design, analysis, requirements analysis, requirement decomposition, and interface definition.

  • Lead development of Cameo behavioral architecture modeling

  • Coordinate with various teams to analyze, develop, document, and maintain systems engineering and integration artifacts and design solutions.

  • Coordinate with C&L product teams for establishing content within the behavioral architecture.

  • Coordinate across multiple teams to ensure development of an integrated architecture model.

  • Customer coordination and interfacing with Product IPTs to support systems engineering activities relating to the Sentinel weapon system.

  • Present at internal milestone and external customer CDR reviews.

  • Lead efforts to integrate vertically and horizontally among stakeholders to ensure a consistent vision and implementation for the system within your capability.

  • Support planning and executing the EMD SOW, proactively interfacing with other SE&I organizations and teams to ensure successful allocation 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.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.



  • Sr. Principal Systems Engineer: bachelor's degree in science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 9 years' experience; 7 years' experience with a Masters' degree

  • Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance

  • 4 years of progressive systems engineering to include verification planning.

  • 2 years of experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • 1 year of experience with Requirement development and management

  • 1 year of experience with MBSE Tools such as Cameo, DOORS, Rhapsody


  • Experience with ICBM programs

  • Extensive MBSE experience (5+ years)

  • Ability to lead a team of approximately 3-5 engineers and manage a small support team.

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

  • Extensive experience with MBSE Tools such as Cameo, DOORS, Rhapsody (3+ years)

  • Active Sentinel special access clearance (PAR)

  • Experience with Agile Development

  • 1+ years' experience as team lead and team development

  • Experience with DoDAF standards and methods

Salary Range: $112,000 - $176,900

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 .

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