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Manager Cyber Systems Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10068361

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security.  Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as a Manager of Cyber Systems Engineering 2 based out of Roy, UT.

What You’ll get to Do:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill a Manager Level 2 position in the Engineering and Sciences (E&S), Cyber organization for our Roy, UT campus.  This position is a dual-role management position for the Sentinel Program, Mission Defense IPT, Cyber sub-IPT.  The first role is as the E&S Functional Manager for the Cyber Engineering Team on the Cyber sub-IPT.  The second role is technical support for Sentinel Cyber Systems Engineering.  This position will report directly to the Mission Systems E&S Manager responsible for the teams supporting engineering efforts across multiple business portfolios within our Networked Information Solutions Division.  The position is based in Roy, UT, but will require periodic travel to Northrop Grumman, subcontractor, and customer site locations.

From a functional perspective, the Functional Manager duties include: 

  • Provide functional oversight for a team of cyber test engineers, systems engineers, and analysts; this includes active employee engagement, career development, conducting employee performance reviews and merit planning, mentoring, and training
  • Promote adherence to our engineering processes, procedures, and best practices to ensure quality work products and reduce risk on the program; champion the tenants of the Mission Systems Engineering Playbook that provide a competitive advantage for our customers
  • Staffing and workload forecasting; Recruit and hire new talent to meet staffing commitments
  • Support ongoing acquisition and maintenance of team member Cyber qualifications, including Cyber certifications

From a direct program support perspective, the Cyber Engineering Team lead duties include:  

  • Take responsibility for the more difficult tasks and expedite resolution of high priority and/or urgent program challenges
  • Act as a cyber-generalist in supporting the various Cyber Engineering teams
  • Leverage existing capabilities in Cyber System Engineering to support team efforts, specifically regarding cyber activities support performed by other segments
  • Maintain ongoing awareness and understanding of the Cyber sub-IPT Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and support the Cost Account Manager (CAM) in status and execution support for all technical tasks

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate success in applying leadership characteristics to achieve sustainable top performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.  The successful candidate must also possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors through all levels of the organization.  Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are essential.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, and the successful candidate must have demonstrated strong abilities to collaborate and lead virtually as a part of a geographically dispersed team. 

Finally, the successful candidate must have demonstrated success in influencing the direction of technology discriminators, including identifying and championing change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the business.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of technical experience in any combination of Cyber Systems, Software, or Hardware engineering disciplines accompanied by high proficiency in technical problem solving to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development; Master’s degree with 7 years of experience; or PhD with 4 years of experience 
  • Must have proven technical management experience preferably in either program IPT, R&D or Advanced Systems, technology, and/or functional environments
  • Working knowledge of Program Execution, Staffing, Engineering Metrics and Training resources, Processes, and Tools
  • Clearance: Active DoD Top Secret clearance and the ability to be granted SCI and SAP access
  • Certifications: Current CISSP or equivalent/greater certification. Ability to obtain within 6 months or less of hire DoD 8570 / AFMAN 17-1303 qualification at the IASAE 3 level (CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP, CCSP)

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of previous experience in People and Technical Leadership roles
  • MBA and/or Master of Science degree in Engineering or other STEM discipline
  • Active SCI access
  • Experience effectively leading diverse technical teams across multiple locations
  • Experience as a technical leader and visionary with knowledge of cyber systems in support of large Department of Defense programs
  • Experience with Systems Security Engineering as defined in NIST SP 800-160
  • Proven collaboration with program managers and customer representatives to meet program objectives


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 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.