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Manager Systems Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10081420

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location Icon Location: San Diego, CA, USA   |  Palmdale, CA, USA  |  Melbourne, FL, USA  |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA  |  Oklahoma City, OK, USA +4 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

The Systems Engineering Directorate is seeking a senior engineering manager to lead integration for the NGAS Systems Engineering (SE) Community of Practice (CoP), managing common processes and products among the Aeronautics Systems Sector’s sites.

The Systems Engineering CoP integration lead will be responsible for the NGAS Systems Engineering process baseline, SE Sub-CoPs, and CoP strategic initiatives driven by Enterprise and Sector.

The selected candidate will partner with all NGAS programs to understand priorities and develop common solutions to benefit multiple efforts.  They will directly support the national Director of Systems Engineering on all enterprise and sector strategic initiatives within the directorate. This position can be located in San Diego, CA. Redondo Beach, CA. Palmdale, CA Oklahoma City, OK and Melbourne, FL.

General description and expectations:

  • Manage NGAS Systems Engineering process baseline including PrOP, Nimbus, and PAL repositories
  • Stakeholder review of process packages through AS Engineering TRB
  • Integrate processes, tools, and training across all NGAS sites and programs
  • Understand processes and collaborate with multiple product teams
  • Enable technical discipline success from the NGAS Systems Engineering community of practices
  • Effectively manage Systems Engineering community of practice budget
  • Partner with NGAS Programs to tailor and collect relevant Systems Engineering execution and First Time Quality (FTQ) metrics
  • Conduct Independent Review Teams (IRTs) and Non-Advocate reviews (NARs) for Program milestones and proposals
  • Understand the deliverables of team members, timelines, expectations, and business impact
  • Determine critical skills required for current and future needs and working to develop and implement a strategy to augment the team’s skills to meet the business demands.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university, with 9 years of experience or Masters and 7 years of experience
  • Experience in technical program or functional leadership
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary team
  • Active DoD Secret clearance is required with the ability to obtain a PAR
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD TS clearance with current Special Program access
  • MS in STEM discipline from an accredited university
  • Experience in the aerospace defense acquisition community
  • Experience in multiple disciplines including software, electronics, and/or systems engineering
  • Significant experience with Earned Value Management
  • 5 years of experience in lead or first level manager role in a technical engineering capacity
  • Experience in test case development, integration and test, and agile methodologies

This position reports to San Diego, CA, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 4 locations listed above.


Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.



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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.