Manager Systems Engineering 2-19009906

Location: Redondo Beach
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: No
Clearance Type: SCI
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.

The Mission Engineering Section Manager is responsible for providing the leadership and guidance to the employees working in resiliency and Rapid Prototyping (R&RP) program area, while supporting the Systems Engineering Directorate and NGAS Business Development areas in pursuit of future space system capabilities and innovative capability enablers.


The Mission Engineering Section Manager is a dual-hat System Engineering Manager responsible for both section management (up to 20% of time) and the remaining technical/product (individual contributor) responsibilities will account for 80% or more of time. Along with reporting into one or more programs or business area mission campaigns, the Section Manager is also a member of the Mission Engineering Department within the Communication Systems and Mission Engineering (CSME) Center, with responsibilities to perform planning, resourcing, and staffing; staff career development; staff performance management; and issues resolution.


The Mission Engineering Section Manager is responsible for the cultivation of mission engineering talent, the characterization of mission engineering statement of work (SOW), and the integration of mission engineering capabilities and processes into emerging and ongoing enterprises. The Section Manager is a functional home room (FHR) management point of contact for the Section, supporting and implementing all applicable functional initiatives.

Attributes of Mission Engineering include exploration and discovery in the problem space, customer intimacy, clean sheet of paper approaches, alternative architectures, employment of modeling and simulation, multi-domain perspectives, and the emphasis of mission effectiveness over performance. Products of Mission Engineering processes include, concepts of operations (CONOPS), concept exploration rapid prototyping, the creation and validation of measures of effectiveness with associated evaluation architectures, quantitative analysis emphasizing responsiveness over rigor, new resource management approaches, and the cultivation of mission engineers.


Basic Qualifications: 


  • Bachelors Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years combined engineering experience.
  • Experience in activities related to mission analysis, trade studies, modeling and simulation relating to Mission Engineering.
  • Experience presenting functional information to various levels of an organization.
  • Competent computer skills including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office.
  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance OR SCI program access must be held and maintained



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • R7 SAP/SAR access is highly desired
  • Experience managing a technical or functional team.
  • Experience with talent recruiting, developing and retention
  • Experience with planning and managing internally funded NCTA efforts or CRAD/contractual efforts to achieve the intended objectives.
  • Experience in establishing and executing a staffing plan to support the achievement of project or programmatic goals.
  • Experience with business capture and/or proposals.
  • Experience leading study efforts in support of Mission Engineering, Operations Research, Affordability Analysis, Operations Analysis, Mission Analysis, Supportability Analysis, or Systems Analysis objectives. Scope of such experience could include problem definition, success and exit criteria definition, organization of approach, method selection, method development, method verification and validation, analysis, product development and reporting.
  • Experience with Systems Engineering/Architecture tools and processes.
  • Knowledge of space missions, scenarios, mission threads, capabilities, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), and integration.
  • Experience with developmental test and/or operational test.
  • Experience working in two or more current SAP/SAR programs.


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 most positions.

Job ID: 19009906