Sentinel Systems Test Engineer- Clearance Required (MT) Roy, UT

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.

Northrop Grumman is looking for experienced Test Engineers to join the Sentinel program in enhancing the US Space Force's ICBM capabilities and ushering in a new era of Strategic Deterrence.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges.

As an Engineer Systems Test or Principal Engineer Systems Test you will perform a critical role in the success of the Sentinel program. The candidate will be responsible for developing customer contractual needs and requirements into test solutions that acknowledges the technical schedule and cost constraints. The role offers many opportunities to expand your technical prowess and upward mobility. Final grade level offered will be based on candidate level of experience.

Positions are available in the following locations: Roy, UT; Huntsville, AL; Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA

All levels of experience are needed. The successful candidate will meet these basic qualifications.

  • Engineer Systems Test : 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's; or 0 years with a Master's degree; 4 additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Principal Engineer Systems Test : 5 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's; or 3 years with a Master's Degree; or 0 years with a PhD; 4 additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of 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.

Candidates will be a good fit if they bring experience related to any of the following:

Test Planning and Strategy

  • Collaborate across cross-functional teams to define test objectives, scope, and success criteria

  • Develop comprehensive test plans and strategies that align with program objectives and customer requirements

Test Execution

  • Conduct functional and integration testing from product to system-level of the Sentinel weapon system in a lab, ground, or flight test setting, on-site or at a field location

  • Configure, operate, and maintain specialized test equipment, instrumentation, and lab environments

Test Documentation

  • Generate detailed test procedures, reports, and documentation adhering to company and contractual policy, standards, and requirements

  • Maintain accurate records of test results, anomalies, and troubleshooting efforts

Root Cause Analysis

  • Identify and investigate test anomalies, deviations, and failures

Test Automation

  • Develop and implement automated test scripts and frameworks to improve testing efficiency and repeatability

Risk Assessment

  • Evaluate and mitigate risks associated with testing activities, proactively addressing potential issues

Collaboration and Communication

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including design, systems engineering, and quality assurance, to facilitate effective communication and project coordination

Valuable additional experience also includes:

  • 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.

  • A STEM related degree

  • Previous experience on EMD projects.

  • Prior experience with ICBMs

  • Experience with EVMS

  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence

  • Experience driving efficiency into product lifecycle, modeling and engineering best practices.

  • Experience with integration and test principles and processes.

  • Experience with systems engineering principles and processes.

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

  • Experience with AF Instruction 99-103 Capabilities-Based Test & Evaluation

  • Experience with AFSPCMAN 91-710 System Safety Range Safety User Requirements Manual

  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering with knowledge of SysML, UML, and tools such as Cameo.

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 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $66,600 - $99,800

Salary Range 2: $82,000 - $123,000

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.

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.