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Mgr Systems Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10064093

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Systems Engineering Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Space Vehicle Affordability Manager role is responsible for the development of affordability objectives for SVs within the ARIS BU and will influence the development of the overall affordability objectives for the ARIS BU. The role will report to the ARIS BU SV Director and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

a. Identification, justification, and recommendation of affordable solutions, including the coordination of necessary updates to requirements allocation, design for manufacturing, tooling, techniques, process improvements and any other cost lowering and schedule shortening initiatives. These changes would be introduced directly as contracts changes or coordinated as cost and schedule opportunities. The individual would be responsible for defining the opportunity and the necessary steps to on-ramp realization as well as have responsibility for coordinating the execution with relevant APMs and SPMs.

b. Significant coordination across the SV IPT and into adjacent organizations and supporting functions to ensure consistent and fair estimates of affordability. Acts as an advisor to the various subproject managers within the SV IPT. A firm understanding of customer expectations and contractual responsibilities is critical to avoid significant expenditures of resources on non-value added initiatives.

c. Support and influence development of long-term strategic vision for cost and schedule reduction initiatives necessary to successfully capture and execute future programs. A solid understanding of engineering competitive analysis is necessary. In support of this, the individual must maintain awareness of technology and process development innovations across the enterprise and coordinate and/or evaluate their applicability to ARIS BU SVs. Using this understanding, strategic opportunities will be defined that can affect budget definition for capital, NCTA, and drive longer term affordability targets.

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 9+ years of engineering experience OR
- Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 7+ years of engineering experience OR
- PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline and 4+ years of engineering experience

- Experience with Affordability/Cost Reduction Initiatives

- Experience working with and presenting to program, capture, and functional executive leadership.  
- Knowledge in EVMS
- Experience working with Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
- Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, an active SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience developing cost estimates
- Experience and background knowledge of the ARIS BU

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

- 401k

- 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 view Northrop Grumman Benefits.



Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.