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Manager, Systems Engineering 3- ARIS Enduring Mission Operations Deputy

Requisition ID: R10077168

  • 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 as the Advanced Responsive Integrated Systems (ARIS) Enduring Mission Operations Deputy to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

This manager will support the ARIS Enduring Missions (EM) Director and will be responsible for the Non-Contractual Technical Authority (NCTA) budget. This includes logistics and oversight to enable program leadership to achieve operational excellence with a focus on managing Enduring Missions NCTA, support to multiple Integration & Growth Operating Unit captures and programs, and oversight of key program enabling functions such as security and facilities.  The Operations Deputy is directly responsible for managing an integrated NCTA package of approximately $15M for the directorate.

NCTA management duties will include:

•  Managing the processes to support end-to-end NCTA planning with the thrust leads within the directorate
•  Collaborating with Business Management to develop processes and templates for regular reporting. 
•  Collaborating with the Cost Account Managers (CAMs) to layout cost and schedule plans for managing NCTA spending 
•  Serving as a review authority for NCTA status and liens 
•  Assisting with Estimate At Complete (EAC) planning 
•  And working with the Director to evaluate NCTA progress and make decisions on strategy and reprioritization of spend plans within and across Campaigns to support changing business priorities.  

Operations duties include:

•  Oversight of all EM staffing needs, security needs, facilities planning.
•  Collaborating with the Campaign teams and Functional Homerooms to develop job requisitions, review candidates, coordinate interviews, and fill all staffing needs. 
•  Ensure clearance processing for team members.
•  Ensure issues are elevated to Security Review Board as needed.
•  Develop strategic staffing plans inclusive of team growth across NCTA, Contract Research and Development (CRAD), and contract efforts.
•  Collaborate with ARIS Operations Director to allocate office space; maintain all team office plans.
•  Assist and drive Employee Engagement initiatives.

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 working with and presenting to program, capture, and functional executive leadership.  
•  Knowledge in  Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
•  Experience working with Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
•  Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, an active SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

•  CAM experience
•  Experience and background knowledge of the ARIS Business Unit’s heritage technical areas is highly desired in order the effectively perform duties related to NCTA technology development and planning.


Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.