Staff Aerospace Vehicle Equipment Systems Engineer (9028) Roy, UT

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Northrop Grumman's Space Systems sector is seeking a Staff Aerospace Vehicle Equipment Systems Engineer to support the Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Systems Engineering Group. This position is in our Strategic Deterrent Systems Division to support the Sentinel Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program in support of the United States Air Force. This position will be located on campus in Roy, UT .

What You'll Get To Do:

This position is required throughout the Engineering Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the program which is expected to last at least through CY2028. The individual will play a key role in ensuring the AVE segment executes its' Critical Design Review (CDR) and eventually System Qualification Verification Review (SQVR). The role does not involve working for a specific system engineering domain (requirements, modeling/simulation, architecture/interfaces, design integration), but instead is expected to operate and resolve issues that span multiple areas.

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, able to operate without daily guidance, and have an array of knowledge across multiple aerospace and systems engineering areas. This position reports through the AVE Systems Engineering & Integration team.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Key role leading the preparation, execution, and closure of major program design reviews at both the component and system-level

  • Determine design review entrance/exit criteria definition, content review, readiness status, and action closure

  • Responsible for the detail planning and execution of the segment level CDR

  • Driving the execution and closure of specific cross-team and cross-program systems engineering issues. These issues may include elements relating to requirements compliance, standardization of processes, achieving technical program metric performance, mass allocations, environment definition.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) with 14 years' experience; 12 years' experience with a Master's degree; or 9 years' experience with a PhD

  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) Clearance

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with investigation within the last 6 years

  • Demonstration of a solid systems engineering foundational knowledge base

  • Experience preparing for and executing major design reviews (Preliminary, Critical)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of launch vehicle and/or strategic missiles

  • Experience translating a statement of work into executable tasking

  • Customer interface and negotiation skills

  • Experience working with subcontractors

  • Experience with DOORS, Cameo, Jira, Confluence, and or CPLM would be beneficial but may not be used on a daily basis


Salary Range: $139,000 - $208,600

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.

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