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Manager Systems Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10047378

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • 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 Space Systems Launch Vehicle is currently seeking a Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) Department Manager 1 (M1) to join our team in Chandler, AZ. 

The Manager 1 will report to the SEIT Sr. Department Manager overseeing the GMD and NGI programs, and will be responsible for the following (additional responsibilities may be assigned outside of this list):

  • Functional management of approximately 10 engineers across both programs

    • Time sheet approval

    • Writing and conducting mid and end of year reviews for direct reports

    • Provide timely feedback and direction to direct reports

    • Assess and communicate staffing needs on a monthly basis

    • Management of department metrics

    • Maintenance of Department processes, standards and command media

    • Training

    • Onboarding New Hires

    • Mentoring

  • Provide Direct Systems Engineering support on program charge numbers

    • at least 50% of time will be in support of direct program work

    • Support program meetings and other direct charging as required to provide technical oversight

    • Prepare the SEIT team for customer meetings and key presentations

    • Represent the SEIT department in key program meetings, verifying that the approach abides by department standards and expectations

  • Technical Oversight / Leadership
    • Provide technical oversight by reviewing key SEIT products, analyses and MBSE model for compliance to department standards, good engineering practice and compliance to customer requirements and expectations.  <<TBR>>
    • Provide technical leadership and resource management to ensure timely resolution of issues impacting launch vehicle design and verification. 
    • Help resolve complex technical issues related to systems engineering, including any required failure analysis and corrective action
    • Prepare periodic technical reports and presentations for senior management to document current status, corrective action (if required) and go forward plans.
    • Support or manage Independent Design Reviews
    • Provide leadership and management of systems engineering activities as required by the department or program

The ideal candidate is capable of creating and managing high performing teams while providing technical, administrative and management expertise in the day to day activities required to successfully execute complex engineering programs.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering plus 5 years of experience; Masters degree plus 3 years of experience is required.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Aerospace experience

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of related work experience is preferred.

  • Program execution experience is strongly preferred

  • Systems Engineering experience is preferred

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience is preferred.

  • Experience managing an engineering team is preferred

  • Experience with Earned Value Management System and managing a Cost Account is preferred

  • Familiarity with Agile engineering and Jira


Salary Range: $103,300 USD - $154,900 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.