Sentinel (GBSD) - Sr Principal Systems Engineer (SS&Log) (12877)Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10159731

  • 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: 2

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.

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 Senior Principal Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Systems Engineer in support of the Sentinel program.  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.  This position is located in Roy, Utah.  

What You’ll Get To Do

The Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) engineer is an essential part of the Design Integrated Product Team and provides technical RAM assessments and evaluations of equipment as part of the design development process. Achieving required levels of product RAM is critical in the equation to obtain product quality and customer satisfaction.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Implements, supports, and maintains a Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) closed loop data reporting system.

  • Tracks all failures of functional equipment parts from date of failure to date of closure in compliance with Customer’s closed loop FRACAS requirements.

  • Collects diagnostic data and maintenance repair data on repair/fix actions to improve RAM performance.

  • Analyzes equipment designs and provides Baseline Comparative Systems (BCS) assessments, MIL-HDBK-217, Electronic Predicted Reliability Data (EPRD) and Non-Electronic Predicted Reliability Data (NPRD) Predictions.

  • Develops Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD) to assess Logistic and Mission Reliability requirements.

  • Develops Maintenance Task Analyses (MTAs) to determine component repair times, crew size, support equipment, skill levels and maintenance tasks required to restore a component to an operational condition.

  • Develops Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA) to identity single point failures, safety critical failure modes, fault isolation and detection percentages and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) scheduled maintenance assessments.

  • Identifies Reliability Critical Items (RCIs).

  • Ensures a failure reporting information system through which an historical trend database can be managed. Ensure accuracy and completeness of failure reporting data, the analysis and the root cause corrective action implemented.

  • Compiles and analyzes performance reports and process control statistics; investigates and analyzes relevant variables potentially affecting product and processes.

  • Ensures that failure mode root cause and corrective action (RCCA) measures meet acceptable R&M standards.

  • As necessary, proposes changes in design, to improve system and ensure corrective action effectiveness.

  • Develops and presents RAM assessments and lessons learned to the Integrated Product Teams (IPT).

  • Collaborates with the Supplier Management Team (SMT) and suppliers on ensuring all RAM Supplier Data Requirements Lists (SDRL) are comprehensive and align with all technical requirement in their respective Data Item Descriptions (DID).

  • Maintains RAM tasking updates on the RAM Agile Jira Board for each Sprint of the Program Increments (PI).

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 9/80A. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This position may include a competitive relocation package.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline

  • Minimum 9 years of relevant work experience with Bachelors; 7 years with a Masters; or 4 years with a PhD

  • U.S. citizenship and an active Secret clearance awarded/renewed within the last 6 years ( with ability to obtain Special Program Access)

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite - Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business or STEM related discipline.

  • Experience in developing FMECAs, Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs) and reliability predictions.

  • Experience in developing mission reliability models for subsystems or assemblies.

  • Experience with Teamcenter.

  • Proficient with Reliasoft.

  • Prior experience developing software reliability models.

  • Experience with supplier management.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills


Salary Range: $114,900 - $172,300

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.