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Systems Engineering Manager 2 (Hardware Configuration Management)

Requisition ID: R10061896

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Systems Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

This Systems Engineering Manager 2 will be responsible for leading efforts related to the hardware configuration management statement of work for an exciting on-going pursuit. This position reports to the Melbourne Systems Engineering Mission Requirements and Configuration Data Management Department Manager.

The successful SE Manager candidate will:

  • Possess a strong understanding of SE fundamentals and how these fundamentals are associated with aerospace acquisition.  Be able to describe SE activities in all phases of the SE “Vee” Model 
  • Have a rich background in and experience working in SE disciplines in a defense role and have demonstrable experience working as a manager or lead in a technical role
  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Enjoy leading and mentoring technical professionals and helping them succeed in their careers

Job Duties include:

  • Leading the Hardware Configuration Management (HWCM) team performing configuration identification, change control, auditing, configuration status accounting, and reporting on both internally and externally developed products, including commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS). 
  • Supporting and collaborating with design engineering by appropriately controlling engineering release and associated documentation as products go through the development cycle.  
  • Supporting technical data package development. 
  • Collecting and analyzing CM metrics to identify areas for process improvement and to measure throughput and team and individual performance.
  • Establishing a culture of innovation and automation.
  • Contributing to the improvement of engineering release within a Model Based Systems Engineering Digital Thread environment.
  • Ensuring deviations and waivers are generated properly and in a timely fashion, as necessary

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: 

  • Possess a Bachelor of Science Degree and 9 years of professional/military experience in Systems Engineering that includes a background in configuration analysis OR Master’s Degree and 7 years of professional/military experience in Systems Engineering that includes a background in configuration analysis
  • Active DoD Secret or higher clearance (with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)
  • Must be able to attain & maintain special program access by passing an enhanced security background review prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous manager experience
  • Experience with enterprise Product Data Management systems, such as CPLM or TeamCenter Unified.

Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.