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Sentinel (GBSD) Launch and Guidance Control Hardware Manager 3- 786-1

Requisition ID: R10062069

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: 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.

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 systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Launch and Guidance Control Hardware Manager 3 for the GBSD program. This leadership role will be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

This position will require the manager to deliver hardware solutions and oversee a team of engineers and managers in an Agile development cadence.  The manager will oversee a diverse team of electrical, hardware, systems, software, and mechanical engineers with test embedded within both a Kanban and Scrum Agile cadence.    The manager needs to develop a deep understanding of the team’s vision and serve as a mentor to the team to execute that vision.   As a Functional Manager, this position will require a wide range of people leadership and mentoring activities.  The manager will foster a culture that allows employees to learn and grow.  The manager will execute the performance management cycle for their direct reports. The candidate should have relevant leadership experience that prepared them for these activities.

The successful candidate will:
•Lead the Sentinel LGC Hardware team.  This position will require wide knowledge of the process, procedure, design, development, and initial deployment of a multi-site command and control system.
•Execute CAM responsibilities for the hardware development function within the element. Responsible for coordinating schedules and cost visibility to the Program Office and maintaining quality, cost, and schedule requirements.
•Provide oversight and track status for a wide variety of electronic hardware and the integration of the components.
•Oversee integration and development of low-level software development on hardware components.
•Work with Systems Engineering and customer stakeholders to communicate system capabilities and support CONOPS development
•Lead teams in a fluid environment that requires teamwork with other Command and Launch elements, C&L leadership and our customer. "

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  
• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  
• 401k  
• Educational Assistance  
• Life Insurance  
• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   
• Paid Time Off   
• Health & Wellness Resources   
• Employee Discounts  


This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   

Basic Qualifications: 
•Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 8 years of relevant product experience
•Active or Current DoD Secret Clearance (awarded or reinvestigated within the past 5 years) and ability to obtain SAP program access (background investigation required)
•At least 3 years of experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule
•Experience in multiple aspects of the hardware engineering development lifecycle and managing schedules

Preferred Qualifications:
•CISSP, Network+, RMF experience, C2 system experience

•Experience with Northrop Grumman Cost Account Management Process
•Effective communication and presentation skills
•Design, Integration, Installation and/or fielding experience with integrated rack systems, consoles, and facilities.
•Experience with Hardware design, integration, CI/CD, and agile tools.
•Experience identifying, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating ground support system hardware
•Experience with BM, P6, CPLM, MBSE, Agile, and Mechanical Engineering tools suites
•Ability to evaluate engineering decisions based on system level impacts
•Proven experience working with customers to foster confident relationships
•Knowledge of Subcontracting process and procedures
•Experience with performance validation or System V&V
•Agile EVMS experience
•Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $141,300 USD - $211,900 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

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.