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SDS Division – Systems Engineering Manager 3 – Systems Engineering Department Manager – 7777*

Requisition ID: R10052356

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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: 4

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.  

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Systems Engineering Manager 3 for the Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) division Engineering and Manufacturing team. This leadership role will be located in Roy, UT, Colorado Springs, or Huntsville, AL and will provide enabling support for all business areas within the SDS portfolio. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What You’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will be responsible for a department within the Systems Engineering organization and will report directly to the SDS Systems Engineering Director. You will set operating objectives and provide mentorship to Functional Home Room (FHR) Section Managers (SMs) based on Engineering goals, objectives, and company policy. Provide oversight and assistance to multiple programs within the Division portfolio (Sentinel/GBSD, ICBM Sustainment and Advanced Programs); to provide the people, skills, and processes for successful achievement of program goals.

As the Department Manager you will be responsible for managing planning, risk, project performance, addressing schedule, technical quality, and addressing technical or operational problems when necessary. Will assist engineers and program staff to develop and maintain talent within the organization. Have frequent contact with equivalent level managers and programs to maintain and exceed health and performance for all programs.

The successful candidate will lead a team of engineers ranging across one or more of the following engineering disciplines: System & Subsystem Test, Mission / Weapon Systems Engineering, Command & Control Systems, Launch Systems, Flight Systems, Support & Training Equipment, Configuration / Data Management, Logistics, User Training & Manuals, Facilities, Nuclear Surety, System Security, System Safety, Human Systems Integration, Nuclear Hardness / EEE, and others.

Essential functions include:

• Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with senior management, peers, and employees.

• Provides ownership for the people, processes, and tools that support business areas and programs in achieving their missions.

• Accountability for recruiting, staffing and retaining talent to deliver on the objectives.

• Supporting proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis.

• Owning and leading improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development, training, attraction, and retention of top talent.

• Mentor, develop, and train your section managers, and overall employee base.

• Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- 401k
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 8 years of experience, preferably with and Engineering degree

• Minimum of 3 years of formal management experience

• Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance and Special Program Access

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

• Master’s degree in engineering

• General understanding of NG Engineering Processes

• Proven performance as an Engineering Leader in all phases of acquisition, design, integration, and execution. Candidate will require ability to rapidly assess and lend guidance to projects assigned to the organizational group as well as demonstrated mentoring and guidance to engineers.

• Working knowledge and/or experience across engineering disciplines.

• Experience on ICBMs

• Experience creating or growing new sections or departments.

• Experience managing an engineering team

• Experience working in Model-Based Systems Engineering tools such as Cameo, Rhapsody, ModelCenter, Ansys, or PTC Windchill Modeler

• Familiarity with Agile engineering and Jira

• Active TS Clearance. Program Access


Salary Range: $147,700 USD - $233,200 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.