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Program Engineering Manager

Requisition ID: R10065957

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Symonston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • 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.

The Secure Communications Systems (SCS) Program has been providing a mobile secure communications product suite to Australian and international government and Defence agencies for nearly a decade. This product suite allows remote access to multiple classified network domains over a redundant array of public and private network bearers and focuses on simplicity of operation for maximum accessibility to users.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the technical delivery and engineering aspects within the SCS Program. The technical team’s development and execution of the SCS product management and support strategy.

Working closely with the Program Manager, you will be responsible for the software development and systems engineering processes in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment. You will also be customer facing working closely with the Chief Engineer and Product Owners to ensure the support and development of the products is aligned to the customer needs.

This is a permanent position based at our head office in Symonston, ACT.

Your role:

  • Develop, coach and mentor the SCS Technical Team

  • Develop engineering strategies that align to the SAFe approach

  • Coordinate and manage integrated product teams to ensure that key outcomes are achieved in accordance with program requirements.

  • Lead and manage the delivery of engineering services for the DWAN Support Contract.

  • Ensure that program technical scope and outcomes are delivered within time, cost, quality and resource constraints.

  • In conjunction with the Product Management Team, maintain oversight of the Product Development roadmap and ensure forward planning is in place

Your skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified Engineer capable of achieving Chartered Professional Engineer status

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and grow high performing technical teams. Demonstrable experience in influencing culture and cultivating high performance.

  • Proven experience in program delivery ensuring the required technical measures are met for quality, performance, budget, and schedule.

  • Experience developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product.

  • Experience in implementation of DevSecOps.

  • Nice to have if you have worked within networking and cybersecurity and have experience within Defence environments.

  • Currently hold a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance, or have the ability to obtain and maintain.

Whatever your role, life stage or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Professional Development – further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training

  • Options for flexible & hybrid work including 9 day fortnight

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

Defining Possible means something different to each one of us. What’s Your Possible?

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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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.