Sentinel (GBSD) - Director 2 - Deputy Chief Engineer

United States-Utah-Roy, United States


Full Time

an hour ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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’s Defense Systems sector is looking for a Director 2- Deputy Chief Engineer in our SDS Division. This leadership role is located in Roy, Utah.

What you will get to do:

  • Primary Delegate for all Sentinel meetings.
  • Supports Program Management Team (PMT) meetings, including but not limited to: Technical Review Board (TRB), Weapons System Working Group (WSWG), Configuration Control Board (CCB), Program management Review (PMR), Scrumban, Risk & Opportunity Board.
  • Dedicated technical leadership on Major Program Events (MPE’s), initially focused on execution to a successful Path Finder and First Flight.
  • Dedicated Office of Chief Engineer (OCE) support to Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) strategy, including technical development, advisement, and trade study resolution as required.
  • Horizontally focused on resolving high-level Systems challenges.
  • Ensures integration of overall technical plan within the Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Support strategic SDS Sector initiatives on tools, processes, and cross-program technical reviews.
  • Champion long term strategic technical objectives within Sentinel and at the sector level.
  • Supports strategically valuable technical interchange meetings with Sentinel partners.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Periodically individually meet with members of the OCE to build rapport and comradery. This will help identify areas of opportunity to support upcoming challenges that are not currently being elevated.
  • Support hardware and deliverable focused deep dives in all product Integrated Product Teams (IPTs).
  • Identify opportunities for and support of engagement activities across all IPTs.
  • Identify and mentor high potential technical leaders and OCE bench candidates.
  • Provide advisement to all IPT Leads (as required) and embedded Chief Engineers.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) with at least 12 years of progressive engineering experience, or Master’s and 10 years’ of experience. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience formally leading engineering teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance, investigation must have been completed within last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ICBM or complex aerospace systems experience
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience
  • Design Engineering/Computer-aided Design (CAD) experience
  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor site leads and USAF leadership personnel
  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving results through managing people and understanding and management of internal processes and customer/supplier relationships.
  • Strong understanding and broad application of complex engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations, with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Experience in working closely with customers to ensure delivery of systems that meet warfighter needs
  • Ability to collaborate and achieve consensus when dealing with groups from diverse organizations and backgrounds
  • 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



Salary Range: $197,500.00 - $296,300.00

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.

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