Search All Jobs

Engineering Early Careers Manager 2 – Space / Satellite Systems (Gilbert, AZ or Dulles, VA)

Requisition ID: R10059623

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector, Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) seeks a highly motivated Lead for our TSSD Engineering Early Career Programs including Interns, College Hires, and Engineering Career Development Programs such as the Pathways program and the Future Technical Leaders (FTL) program. Leadership skills are required to be an advocate for career advancement by promoting knowledge sharing and mentoring for Early Career Talent as well as engaging with Engineering and Business Leadership. The position is a matrixed management position that reports directly to the VP of Engineering.

In this role as the Engineering Early Career Manager, you will:

  • Collaborate with Engineering Leadership and core Operating Units to ensure program consistency and continuity, early career employees stay on track for assignments and rotations, and development and growth needs are met.
  • Support the facilitation of the Early Career programs and initiatives and partner with functional managers of Early Career talent to engage the target population. These include Pathways, Future Technical Leaders, Vision Bridge, and more.
  • Provide coaching and feedback, as needed, to employees, with an emphasis on career exploration and professional development.
  • Prepare metrics to track progress across all initiatives and regularly present to Division leadership.
  • Collaborate across the early career leadership for our sector and enterprise, representing TSSD by providing best practices and incorporating new ideas.
  • Develop training and programming strategies and execute multiple events for employees.
  • Deliver and maintain Early Career onboarding, programming, and communications.
  • Collaborate closely with peers and stakeholders at all levels (including Human Resources and functional and technical leadership) across the division to ensure a consistent, world-class Early Career experience.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline; 6+ years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; or 4+ years of relevant experience with a PhD
  • 5+ years of professional experience coaching and leading a team
  • Ability to provide career development guidance to new college graduates throughout the first 3 years of their career
  • Prior experience leading or collaborating with engineering & executive leadership to implement strategic initiatives
  • Proven track record as a trusted advisor and partner with business leadership, along with demonstrated project management, analytical and process orientation skills
  • Prior experience in Engineering
  • Have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver
  • Be eligible to obtain DoD Top Secret and SCI clearances
  • US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years engineering experience
  • 3+ years of direct people leadership experience
  • Strong familiarity with the Pathways program and with the FTL program
  • Ability to effectively interface with other Engineering disciplines as well as Programs
  • Experience as an Engineering team lead or manager
  • Experience with providing career development guidance to early career talent
  • A current DoD Secret or TS/SCI

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft.  We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants.  Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. 

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:


Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.





Space System

NoVASpace / AZSpace






Salary Range: $112,700 USD - $169,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.

Apply Now

Search All Jobs

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.