GBSD - Launch Facility (LF) Design Integration Lead Sr. Principal Systems Engineer - Full-time

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

Start your future with a new mission: Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP). As a part of the NGSP Team, you will work with experts that develop systems and solutions to keep our world safe. Together we protect our troops, public safety, information, and our planet. It’s unique work. It’s challenging and rewarding. But most of all, it is work that makes a difference. 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. Join us and launch your career.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer as the Launch Facility (LF) Design Integration Lead.This position will be located in Roy, UT or Colorado Springs, CO and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here.

The Launch Facility (LF) Design Integration Lead will oversee and manage operational aspects of ongoing projects and serve as liaison between the NG teams including program management, planning, project teams, field, logistics, and engineering. The ideal candidate demonstrates a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. The selected candidate will have the ability to collaborate within and across teams to accomplish goals and is committed to ethics, integrity, and innovation while challenging traditional ways of doing business. This position is an engineering role within the Command & Launch Segment Systems Engineering & Integration team.

The responsibilities include ensuring that Launch and Guidance Control systems, Operational Command and Control systems, Launch Equipment, Physical Security systems, Communications systems, and Infrastructure/Construction are fully electrically, mechanically, thermally, HEMP-shielded, radiation hardened and fully integrated together as a unit

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Acts as primary contact for project activities, leading project status review sessions with management and sub-contractors to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance
  • Conduct technical analysis of product implementations, modifications and enhancements to product in accordance with specifications

  • Troubleshoots technical problems and issues that arise from internal or external customers

  • Determines technical solution in accordance with product and specifications, and recommends actions to representatives for coordinative product solution

  • Assesses product needs in accordance with specifications and requirements

  • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports

  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and project-satisfaction goals and objectives

  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with engineering, project managers, and the customer

  • Maintain clear communication with the product teams and subcontractors by phone, email, and in person

  • 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 a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9 Years with Bachelors; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, leadership, and problem solving abilities. Solid business acumen.

  • Ability to work closely with multiple functional organizations (Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Field Operations, etc.).

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to engage with internal and external customers

  • Experience reading and interpreting government or military specifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance (Background investigation within 6 years)

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • TS clearance, missile experience, Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations, with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities.

  • Demonstrated experience in making sound decisions in uncertain and difficult situations.

  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic in ensuring engineering meets customer and program expectations in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Experience in leading failure investigations and significant problem solving teams

  • Demonstrated experience working with customers to ensure project success.

  • 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.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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