Sentinel Staff Engineer Systems Test (GN&C) - 4476-1Roy, UT

Requisition ID: R10160437

  • 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: 1

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 Staff Engineer Systems Test . This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel – Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program . This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

What You’ll Get To Do:

As the test engineering technical lead of GN&C I&T, responsibilities include but are not limited to overall technical quality of the integration & test organization products and procedures, test equipment requirements development, test equipment validation, requirements verification & validation, model-based systems engineering, agile processes, technical risk assessment and tracking, and integration and system performance testing.

• Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk assessment/tracking for the Guidance System (Guidance Computer, Guidance Computer Software, Navigation/Inertial Measurement System, and other classified LRUs).

• Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of Systems Engineering, customer, product, and end-user requirements into test equipment systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

• Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate end-user requirements into hardware and software specifications.

• Support all phases of the systems life-cycle including concept, design, fabrication, procurement, integration, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

• Ensure overall quality of I&T products and processes to include: test equipment design, test plans/procedures, test execution, and test reporting.

• Work with functional homeroom to identify missing processes and/or improve existing test processes for various environments (i.e. lab, ground) to ensure quality and safety.

• Work with internal customers (i.e. Systems Engineering) to ensure quality of inputs to I&T and work with end-users (i.e. other test teams) to ensure I&T products meet quality and desired needs.

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 9/80. 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:

  • 14 years of relevant experience with a Bachelors Degree; 12 years with a Masters; 9 years with a PhD; 4 additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • US Citizenship with an Active Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive a Special Access Program (SAP) certification.

  • Candidate must have an inertial GN&C background (Preferred experience with strategic grade IMU’s)

  • Candidate must have integration and test experience, specific to test design/execution & test equipment design and development.

  • Experience designing and executing experiments in support of closed loop dynamics tests, inertial performance testing, and sub-system qualification.

  • Experienced in designing, building, and operating test beds.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • US Citizenship with an Active Top-Secret Clearance or higher (awarded within the past 6 years) with the ability to receive a Special Access Program (SAP) certification.

  • Strong experience in systems engineering for complex air or space vehicle projects

  • SMEs, vendors, subcontractors and government customers.

  • Familiarity with unit and system environmental level testing and test equipment development

  • Familiarity with role of real-time simulators in HWIL usage

  • Familiarity with vehicle simulator development

  • Familiarity with missile systems

  • Experience working in an agile team

  • Experience leading and managing schedule & budget

  • Demonstrated record of collaboration among multiple subsystem teams

  • Experience working with performance testing of inertial guidance systems.

  • Strong Systems Engineering background and understanding of Systems Engineering concepts (i.e. requirements, verification planning, model-based Systems Engineering)


Salary Range: $143,800 - $215,600

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.