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Manager Systems Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10049947

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • 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, 10% 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Manager Systems Engineering to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

The selected candidate will work closely with the Foreign Military Sales Program Team in various engineering functions, and suppliers to ensure the overall system meets all performance requirements and resolving technical and programmatic issues as they arise.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the Systems Engineering Lead for the NATO In-Service Support Program
  • Leadership skills to plan, organize and manage technical activities and to effectively motivate multiple disciplines to work as an integrated team across locations and organizations.
  • Responsible for the IFC roadmap including ECPs for capability insertions to NATO AGS through the ISS contract.
  • Responsible for maintaining the safety, cyber, and PAR baselines for the NATO AGS.
  • Responsible for developing/maintaining a process set that can support Agile execution of quarterly updates, with a DAAA international type certificate, and NGDS as prime.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical engineering, computer science, or other STEM degree, and 9 years industry experience (7 years with Master's, 4 years with PhD)
  • Full-up earned value management system and reporting (with team size 10EP or greater) of a technical IPT
  • Experience in technical leadership as IPT lead or sub-IPT technical lead in systems engineering, software, electronics or payloads IPTs
  • Proven change leadership; evidence of championing technical change which resulted in performance improvements and/or team efficiencies
  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret clearance
  • IFC Management experience
  • Experience in Autonomous Systems Programs
  • Ground Segment Architecture and Integration experience
  • Master’s degree in a STEM field

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

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.

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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.