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SDS Advanced Programs Guidance and Control Engineer

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Roy
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Embark on a career generating and maturing innovative, trusted, and affordable advanced concepts and technologies that fulfill our nation's strategic deterrence needs allowing for the capture of, and low risk transition to, new development and upgrade programs. Northrop Grumman Space Sector Strategic Deterrent Systems Advanced Programs has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in the future of a national strength that has kept the world without global conflict for seven decades and counting. With us, you'll discover a culture of innovation, corporate and partner collaboration, and commitment to mission that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our Strategic Deterrent Systems cross generations and keep our nation strong and world safe 24/7/365 in an evolving global environment.

Northrop Grumman Space Sector Strategic Deterrent Systems Division is seeking a Vehicle Product Guidance and Control Engineer. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Advanced Programs organization. The position reports to the lead of Vehicle Products Organization and interfaces with other Advanced Programs Core Organization Leads. The Advanced Programs Vehicle Product core organization is envisioned to provide designs including layout, mass properties, performance, subsystems (guidance and control, power, cooling, etc.), technology assessment/insertion, payload integration, and interface/integration with other segments/elements of a weapon system (e.g. command and control, support, launch equipment, etc.).

What you'll get to do:
Provide technical contributions to a growing Advanced Programs team of designers and analysts focused on conceptual and preliminary design and technology maturation for obsolescence and capability upgrades to existing deterrent systems such as Minuteman III and Ground Based Strategic Deterrent as well as new advanced concepts for future deterrence needs in the areas of ballistic and cruise missiles, nuclear command, control, and communication, and support systems/subsystems such as cyberdefense, security, decision aides, etc.
Contribute to various Advanced Programs projects in vehicle level trade studies, architecture development, and system engineering to produce credible conceptual and preliminary vehicle designs that meet potential customers' performance, cost, schedule, and risk thresholds while informing them of the surrounding design space for capability considerations, especially capability versus life cycle cost versus technical availability date.
Lead all guidance and control design and analysis efforts including modeling and simulation to include 3 and 6 degree of freedom trajectory simulations, guidance and control law algorithm development and controllability analysis, and accuracy error budget development and actuals estimation and tracking.
Contribute to identification, assessment, and tracking of vehicles technology roadmap and associated existing or developing vehicle system capability gaps to feed Advanced Programs technology development and conceptual design process.
Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business
Operate in an advanced design environment and collaborate across the Space Sector Divisions and other Sectors as required to accomplish the team goals
Conceptualize and mature new business for growth of the Division
Transition innovative solutions, technologies, and advanced concepts for US strategic deterrence interests to programs of record for product development and fielding.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Sector, 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 may have a 9/80 work schedule available. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off as the mission allows.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline and 9 years of experience; 7 years of experience with a Master's of Science degree; 4 years with a PhD.; OR 4 years of additional experience in lieu of a degree
  • Experience with DoD weapon system vehicle conceptual and preliminary design, particularly related to design analysis cycles, cost versus capability trade studies, and multi-design discipline integration
  • Experience with guidance and control of ballistic missile, cruise missile, and/or weapon design
  • Experience with development of error budgets and allocation of constituents to subsystems and components
  • Experience with digital design, model based engineering, and modeling and simulation tools and processes
  • Active Secret DoD Security Clearance with a periodic re-investigation closed within last five years Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with nuclear hardened strategic systems
    • Experience with detailed design and engineering and manufacturing development 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. Associated topics: assembly, autocad, cae, chassis, design, mechanic, proe, rotordynamic, turbomachinery, vibration

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Salt Lake City , SDS Advanced Programs Guidance and Control Engineer, Other , Roy, Utah

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