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Systems Engineering Manager (Mission Engineering)

Requisition ID: R10081011

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector has an exciting career opportunity for a Systems Engineering Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, Florida.  

The selected candidate will manage the Mission Engineering Team within the Systems Engineering Integrated Product Team (IPT)  This team of skilled engineers has responsibilities for operational analysis and virtual (aka Man-In-The-Loop) simulation evaluations. This team has responsibility for analysis of system performance and the associated support to the analysis of design trade studies, performance and interface requirements, contribution of subsystem attributes to overall weapon system effectiveness and cost/performance factors. The selected candidate is responsible for: guiding the team in its analysis and testing of next generation tactical assets within an advanced threat environment; the understanding and use of system of systems (SoS) assets within the context of supplementing blue force capabilities, analysis of next generation threat capabilities, development of Concepts of Employment (CONEMPS) and Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), management of contract, NCTA, and capital budget & EAC, Earned Value Management, staffing and employee evaluations.  In addition, this candidate will support proposal development through developing and integrating sections of the program Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS); researching and leveraging past performance from multiple programs to develop and defend the Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for the Cost Volume. The selected candidate must be resourceful and highly motivated to participate in a fast-paced dynamic capture campaign. Candidate will contribute to high-visibility activities and have opportunities to periodically demonstrate integrated capabilities to sector leadership and high value customers.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience OR Master’s in STEM with 7+ years engineering experience
  • Prior experience performing systems/operational analysis, and/or weapon systems analysis in air war applications.
  • Prior experience performing weapon system level design, integration, or test and evaluation.
  • Must be able to interface and communicate with Engineers and Management
  • Must have strong technical writing and communication skills, and willingness to be flexible in evolving program environments 
  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret clearance.
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with the interaction of operations analysis and/or virtual simulation tools with MBSE modeling products, such as Cameo
  • An understanding of tactical aircraft aero-performance, sensors, weapons, and communication
  • Operations Analysis and/or Virtual Simulation experience
  • Weapon System level test and evaluation
  • An understanding of Integrated Air Defense Systems and capabilities.
  • Experience with developing and presenting technical documentation and briefings to the customer and organization leadership
  • Experience in new business development and proposal management, from capture planning to proposal delivery.
  • Active in-scope Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR)

Salary Range: $147,700 USD - $221,500 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.