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Principal System Safety Engineer - GBSD Program
Northrop Grumman    Chandler, AZ 85286

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**Northrop Grumman Space Sector** is searching for an experienced **Principal System Safety Engineer** to join the **Systems Safety Team** within **Launch Vehicles** business unit located in **Chandler, AZ.**

The Principal System Safety Engineer is responsible for leading a System Safety Engineering team that develops key range safety deliverables, and support system safety activities including ground safety, range safety and flight safety throughout the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program life cycle. The System Safety Engineering deliverables are the only documents that provide a complete, true system description of the components, systems, launch vehicle and mission design, and as such require a high level of understanding of the entire design. The System Safety Engineering effort includes interacting as part of a multi-disciplined engineering team to develop the launch system architecture and constituent elements for new and existing flight programs, as well as new business concepts and proposals. This position may include launch campaign support at remote launch sites.


Interact with the lead System Safety Engineer on a daily basis regarding system safety topics.

Be a part of a small team of System Safety engineers in defining, implementing and verifying System Safety requirements to ensure that the inherent risks are mitigated.

System Safety Engineers are responsible for understanding the entire mission, including the launch vehicle, payload, ground support equipment, range infrastructure and range safety interfaces.

System Safety Engineers are expected to understand how the different components, subsystems, systems and integrated launch vehicle function and interact, with a focus on System Safety.

Apply the systems engineering process to define and verify launch vehicle and ground support equipment requirements to ensure safe operations and conduct system safety analyses to architect and implement a safe and robust system.

Help define and verify launch vehicle-to-payload interface requirements and support space vehicle launch campaign management activities at Vandenberg AFB (VAFB) launch sites.

Assist the lead System Safety Engineer interfacing with customer safety and launch integration personnel and support ground operations and launch mission working groups as requested.

Support launch vehicle design and development to ensure that customer and internal goals for safety, mission success, and performance are met.

Analyze Integration and Test processes to demonstrate customer and internal requirements are met for both safety and mission success, whether at VAFB or at our facilities in Chandler, AZ.

Conduct system level analyses to architect and design next generation mission concepts to maximize mission success without compromising compliance with customer, government and internal flight safety requirements.

Describe, analyze and explain launch vehicle designs to External customers to explain how applicable safety requirements for design, build, and test are met.


5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD or in lieu of degree must have 9 years of directly related sys safety range experience is required.

U.S. Citizenship is required The ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance is required.

Experience with launch vehicle system design, testing or Mission Operations

Exposure to the systems engineering discipline and its application for system safety

Experience with tailoring and implementing RCC-319, RCC-324, AFSPCMAN-91-710 and/or MIL-STD-882

Experience leading a small team of engineers (managing deadlines, scheduling work)

**Preferred Qualifications:**

Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is preferred

Established relationships with Range Safety Personnel

Experience with Solid Rocket Boost Stages and Liquid Fueled rockets

Experience in launch vehicle system integration, testing and evaluation

Experience in presenting in front of customers and Air Force/NASA personnel

Experience in development and maintenance of requirements control documents and related processes

Experience using Requirements Management Tools such as DOORS.

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**Job Category** : Environmental, Health & Safety


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