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Manager Systems Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10047059

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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 Mission Systems sector is seeking a qualified candidate to join the engineering leadership team as a Section Manager within the Test Design Solutions organization.  This position is located at the Linthicum, MD campus and oversees the Technical Specialties section, reporting to the Director of Test Design Solutions.

The selected candidate will provide both functional and technical leadership for the section which consists of 75-100 engineers across 4-6 individual teams with direct reports consisting of senior technical contributors and managers. The individuals in this section work with and across technical disciplines to develop solutions to challenging test and verification needs across a wide variety of programs. 

The leader of this organization must demonstrate the ability to lead both junior and experienced multi-disciplined teams.  The selected candidate must also be able to communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders, audiences, and environments.  The selected candidate must have an in-depth understanding of technical planning and a broad understanding of electrical, mechanical, software and systems engineering, test and verification, cost development and execution, risk management, and supportability and effectiveness analysis for total systems.


Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • People leadership for an engineering organization of 75-100 team members, to include performance management, skill and career development, staffing, continuous improvement action planning, monitoring of compliance with processes and company values, and financial / budgetary collaboration and execution.

  • Collaborating with peer Section Managers and the Director to develop a strategy for organizational growth and retention.

  • Coordinating with peer Section Managers and interaction with business division counterparts to coordinate staffing and other program support (e.g. proposal reviews, design reviews, customer meetings).

  • Providing oversight of execution to ensure timely and technically sound completion of milestones.

  • Providing resources, input and content review for business development proposal content.

  • Interfacing with external vendors and supply chain, which may require travel

The selected candidate will also be expected to perform productive (direct-charge) work on programs. It is anticipated that given the size of this section, the split between functional and program duties will be approximately 50/50, on average. The direct program work may include technical work, IPT leadership, consulting, proposal support, or any other appropriate technical function.

This leader must be able to create a culture of well-being, inclusion and engagement that attracts, retains and enables a high performing workforce.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science STEM degree required and at least 10 years of related experience in engineering

  • 5+ years of experience with development of test solutions, integration on systems or subsystems, or development of radar or electronic warfare systems. 

  • 3+ years of prior experience in people leadership

  • Strong leadership qualities, including excellent communication and collaboration, team engagement, and organizational skills.

  • Must be able to obtain DOD Secret and SAP clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Existing DOD Secret or Top Secret clearance

  • Experience leading groups of 30+ in a functional, programmatic, or technical capacity.

  • 3+ years prior functional management experience of an engineering organization.

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

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.