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Manager Systems Engineering 1

Requisition ID: R10068695

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
  • 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, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman – Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector in Cincinnati, Ohio, focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron we are designing systems that science fiction writers describe – they are just that cool!

Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team?  Xetron is that kind of place!  Xetron is located in the affordable Midwest, in Cincinnati Ohio. As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You’ll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking a cleared or clearable Engineering Manager to support the Ohio Xetron Advanced Programs Engineering Manager within Ohio Engineering & Sciences organization.  This role splits time between serving as a Section Manager and serving as a Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) Lead managing engineering activities on one or more assigned programs.

As a manager and lead you will be providing technical and organizational leadership to a multi-discipline engineering team involved in research, design, implementation, integration, and test of hardware and software products. Engineering disciplines you will manage includes systems, embedded software, FPGA, electronics, RF, mechanical and test. Successful candidates have extensive experience working in one or more of these disciplines and a basic knowledge of others.

Section Manager responsibilities include:

  • Managing and guiding roughly 15 direct report Engineers across multiple engineering disciplines

  • Meeting organization objectives

  • Setting objectives and then monitoring and reviewing yearly progress for your team

  • Being responsible and accountable for managing the workload of your direct reports

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring top-ranked engineering talent

  • Providing timely, constructive support and feedback to your reports on a regular basis

  • Completing semi-annual performance assessments of your team members

  • Motivating your team members (engagement) and facilitating regular meetings with them

  • Providing mentoring and career development to each team member

  • Coordinating training for each team member

  • Providing appropriate tools and resources for your team’s activities

SEIT Lead responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of program technical execution in order to meet cost and schedule constraints

  • Program staffing for optimal execution

  • Technical direction, guidance, and mentoring of project team members

  • Working programs, proposals, or internally-funded activities in a technical or leadership role

  • Risk and opportunity planning and execution

  • Strategic problem solving

  • Earned value management

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated technical leadership, engineering management, and/or program management experience

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills

  • Bachelors in Engineering or related STEM degree

  • 4 years of engineering experience

  • US Citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Active Top Secret security clearance

  • Engineering background in Electrical, Digital, or Systems Engineering including deriving hardware and/or software requirements and designing, developing and testing systems

  • Prior Management/Supervisory experience

  • Experience in recruiting and developing top engineering talent

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience in multiple relevant technology areas such as: RF/Digital circuitry, use of hardware test equipment (e.g. signal generators, scopes, analyzers, power meters), data link communications and networks, embedded software

  • An ability to showcase the company’s capabilities to existing and potential customers to support business development activities

  • Experience with U.S. Government contracts

  • Experience managing budgets, examples of process improvement initiatives and experience with program audits

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Salary Range: $108,700 USD - $163,100 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.