Sentinel (GBSD) Principal / Sr. Principal Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer - Modeling, Simulation and Analysis - 9568 Roy, UT

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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 Principal / Senior Principal Guidance Nav. and Control Engineer to join the Flight Systems Team (FST) . This position is located in Roy, UT and supports the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. A competitive relocation package may be offered. Final grade level offered will be based on candidate experience level.

What You'll Get To Do:

The engineer in this role will continue to mature the Guidance System's ground and flight software algorithm design. Specific Guidance Navigation & Control (GN&C) modeling and simulation tasks for this role will include:

  • Develop and analyze GNC algorithms (guidance, navigation, autopilot)

  • Develop, verify, and validate complex 6 degree of freedom vehicle models

  • Model missile components such has inertial measurement unit (IMU) and thrust vector control (TVC) systems

  • Demonstrate proficiency in C++ and MATLAB and Object-Oriented design

  • Perform pre- and post-flight assessment and verification analyses

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.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of experience; 3 years with Master's Degree; 0 years with PhD

Sr. Principal Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years with Master's Degree; 4 years with PhD

  • Demonstrated experience in the area of guidance, navigation, or control algorithm development and/or analysis for launch vehicles, missiles, spacecraft, and/or aircraft

  • Experience coding in a higher-level programming language (C, C++, MATLAB/Simulink, etc.)

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative & dynamic team-based environment

  • Must have US Citizenship with an Active DoD Secret clearance, granted or re-investigated within last 6 years

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Masters or equivalent advanced degree in applicable technical discipline

  • Knowledge of estimation and control theory, such as Kalman filtering

  • Experience with a software version control system, such as Git

  • Extensive experience with MATLAB/Simulink

  • Extensive knowledge of C++ Experience with Object-Oriented Programming

  • Experience working in an agile environment or even leading a scrum team

  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation

  • Experience with linear stability analysis to determine control system stability margins

  • Experience modeling navigation sensors, such as IMU or GPS


Salary Range: $90,400 - $135,600

Salary Range 2: $112,000 - $168,000

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.