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Systems Engineering Mgr 2; Future PNT

Requisition ID: R10040831

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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!

The individual will report to the Manager of the Chief Engineers and Architecture Group within the Systems Engineering Organization. The individual will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Future Positioning, Navigation, and Time (FPNT) Team as well as being able to directly support programs within the FPNT discipline. Experience working in a matrix organization is a plus; demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, and coordinating with cross-functional peers required. The ability to lead diverse teams and a strong leadership background is required.  The successful candidate shall have the ability to perform in an environment of ambiguity and continuous change, as the vast majority of the program associated with FPNT are Technology Readiness Level-6 (TRL 6) or lower, making them early engineering and development programs.

Responsibilities including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Provide leadership and direct technical support to various FPNT programs.
  • Direct program support at approximately 80 percent utilization.
  • Lead a section of systems engineers (~ 15 people)
  • Be responsible for hiring, development, training, and retention of section talent.  Hiring will include university and experienced hiring.
  • Provide leadership and direction to team members and manage employee performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers)
  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization including employee movement and balancing of resources among programs and resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues.
  • Promote the professional development of the Systems Engineering team and foster a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
  • Provide clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of combined technical and management experience, or Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 7 years of combined technical and management experience.
  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: Modeling and Simulation, Systems Analysis, Mission Integration or Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Experience leading an engineering team or project
  • Familiarity with working in the AGILE Framework
  • Familiarity using Model Based Engineering using CAMEO
  • Must be able to obtain or have a current DoD Secret clearance and a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or PhD in engineering, computer science, physics or other relevant fields.
  • Experience leading projects in an R&D Aerospace or DoD environment, interfacing with customers to communicate technical capabilities relevant to customer needs.
  • Knowledge of direct experience in working with Navigation Systems, PNT and FPNT framework and technologies
  • Being comfortable work with ambiguous specifications and requirements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Prior Functional Management Experience
  • Engineering Management Experience
  • Ability and desire to provide ongoing coaching and performance feedback to direct reports
  • Active DoD Secret clearance

Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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

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.

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.