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Manager Systems Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10081568

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Aurora, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!The Aurora Integrated National Systems (INS) Engineering organization seeks an innovative and motivated Senior Systems Engineering Manager 3 to lead the Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT) department of 250 engineers in support of ground technology programs and pursuits.  This position will report on-site daily, providing SEIT leadership through a team of Section Managers.  The position reports directly to the Engineering Site Lead in Aurora, Colorado.The selected candidate will assist the INS engineering organization in multiple activities and requires a broad engineering knowledge base in SEIT and Cyber Engineering.  The ideal candidate will have experience in Chief Engineer and SEIT Lead roles, and a strong background in engineering management, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across several Operating Units. Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Functional oversight of a large engineering organization working multiple programs, IRAD initiatives, and new business capture opportunities
  • Develops a fundamental understanding of technical execution on key programs
  • Understanding internal and external customer needs and roadmaps.
  • Responsible for ensuring process compliance and supporting functional department initiatives.
  • May be called upon to support proposals; program evaluation; and other strategic initiatives.
  • Identify skill gaps within the department and create a training roadmap to improve engineering excellence
  • Staffing and workload forecasting
  • Oversight of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new and experienced employees
  • Training new section managers
  • Employee inclusion, engagement, and mentoring
  • Performance management and career development
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Strong people leadership skills are required, including the ability to identify and develop critical skill capabilities, support career development, evaluate and manage performance, identify and recognize achievement, and plan staffing support for programs.
  • Strong understanding of SEIT engineering excellence, digital technologies, tools, and processes in a space systems context to establish strong systems engineering rigor on programs. 
  • An active SSBI investigation and the ability to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 12+ years of progressive technical experience in engineering.
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in engineering or related technical fields.
  • Strong understanding of the engineering development lifecycle across multiple engineering disciplines (SEIT, SW, HW, O&S)
  • Knowledge and experience with digital transformation initiatives and development tools.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 12 years of progressive technical experience in engineering.
  • Previous experience with satellite payloads and ground systems is strongly preferred.
  • 10+ years of leadership experience in engineering or related technical fields.
  • Understanding of business development and capture strategies, Earned Value Management/Cost Account Management (EVM/CAM), program risk management, and technical, cost, & schedule impacts as it relates to managing engineering projects.

Salary Range: $163,200 USD - $244,800 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.