Manager Systems Engineering 2 – Reliability

Requisition ID: R10016954

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale - CA, 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: 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!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Manager Systems Engineering 2 – Reliability based out of Sunnyvale, CA.  In this role at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter.  Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation.  The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What you’ll get to do:

The Manager Systems Engineering 2 – Reliability is responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to approximately 10 to 15 Reliability and/or Systems Safety Engineers. The role is dual-hat; responsible for both section management (20% of the time) and program related reliability and systems safety programs (80% of the time).  The selected candidate will lead a diverse and distributed team comprised of multiple skillsets and must be able to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions.  A successful track record of program performance, interpersonal team building skills, and management experience is a must.  The job also includes management of time keeping, performance reviews, staffing and resource planning, training, and team engagement for their section.

The selected candidate will be responsible for managing engineering efforts related to Reliability and System Safety for all programs at Marine Systems.  Primary responsibility is in support of submarine launched ballistic missile programs and manages the Trouble Failure Reporting (TFR) Program in which the NAVY or Fleet support personnel report problems requiring investigation and response and tracking of corrective actions.  The selected candidate will also be responsible for managing a surveillance program to evaluate service life of hardware in service.

Typical deliverables include:  Reliability/Availability/Maintainability program plans, test plans, and analyses; System Safety/Human Factors program plans, test plans, and analyses; Special Study Analyses; Product Service Life Assessments; Customer approved Fleet corrective actions; Performance incentive claim letters; Risk assessments; and Cost Performance Reports.

Additional responsibilities include: Management of a Web based software system to process and respond to Trouble Failure Reports; management of software development and maintenance for a hardware centric technical database; management of repair activities on several Fleet deployed electrical products; and serving as primary POC to customers for all efforts described above. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9 years of engineering experience; OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of engineering experience; OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 4 years of engineering experience.  
  • US Citizenship with an Active DoD Secret Clearance.
  • Project management experience; tailoring of requirements for reliability and system safety programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in the reliability and system safety discipline.
  • Experience in conducting failure analysis investigations for root cause; and statistical analysis of engineering data. 
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and military specifications.
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all involved employees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline (preferred Mechanical or Electrical Engineering).
  • Prior team lead, assignment manager and/or performance management experience.
  • Experience on Navy programs.
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), requirements development, or technical project management experience preferred.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Agile (SCRUM) techniques and activities.
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks
  • Experience with proposals

Salary Range: 140600 - 210800

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.