Systems Engineering Manager 2 (Specialty Engineering) – Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10017829

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne - FL, 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Systems Engineering Manager 2 (Specialty Engineering) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership opportunity is located in Melbourne, FL.

The Specialty Engineering Manager will lead a team of engineers from the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3), Human Factors, and System Safety disciplines.

The Specialty Engineering Manager is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the disciplines meet cost, schedule, and technical requirements
  • Oversight of the technical responsibility within the discipline
  • Balancing of staffing resources among programs
  • Resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues
  • Coordination of cost estimates in response to Requests for Estimates
  • Ensuring establishment and sustainment of strong working relationships with customer technical counterparts
  • Working directly with Functional Homeroom Management in goal planning and performance evaluations
  • Supporting the professional development of the individuals on the Specialty Engineering team

The successful candidate shall be capable of applying the systems engineering process and directing the operations of the Specialty Engineering groups to accomplish assignments received in detailed task. The candidate shall be responsible for providing strong leadership and clear direction to the team including:

  • Ensuring the disciplines understand their connection to the program’s business goals and their impact on financial results.
  • Ensuring the disciplines have clear processes and roles within the program.
  • Developing the current and future requirements to ensure the program’s needs are met.
  • Manage and provide guidance to junior engineers and ability to manage senior level engineers.
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven leadership and management skills in Systems Engineering disciplines

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.
To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military engineering experience, OR a Master’s degree AND 5 years of related professional/military engineering experience.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in one or more of the following disciplines: System Safety, Human Factors, and/or Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3).
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 6 years).
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current/active Special Program Access (PAR/SAP)
  • Master’s degree in a STEM discipline
  • Systems engineering experience in the following disciplines: System Safety, Human Factors, or Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3)
  • Previous Leadership Experience
  • Top Secret/SCI clearance in-scope

Salary Range: 123900 - 185900

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.