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Manager Systems Engineering 1 – Integration & Test

Requisition ID: R10052673

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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 1 for Integration & Test based out of Woodland Hills, CA.  As a Manager Systems Engineering 1 for Integration & Test 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:

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Manager Systems Engineering 1 for Integration & Test to join our team. This position is in Woodland Hills, CA. You’ll join our experts in the Mission Systems Sector in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe.

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems SoCal Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SoCal SEIT) team. The SoCal SEIT Department provides systems engineering support to all product areas across Navigation and Positioning Systems (NAPS), Integrated Digital Systems (IDS) Systems, Future Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (FPNT), and Artificial Intelligence & Algorithms (AI&A). The Systems Integration & Test Team is responsible for developing and maintaining the system-level verification processes during all phases of product development and manufacturing including system integration and qualification. This group operates at the nexus of all engineering disciplines to verify the products meet customer requirements. This position will oversee the team that supports Inertial Measurement Units and FPNT. The successful applicant shall have ability to lead the execution of verification campaigns, drive cross-functional partnerships, and cultivate the talent bench. This position is 20% Functional management and 80% direct program support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of department vision and strategies to drive employee engagement; conduct hiring, training, and development of top talent; balance process compliance against innovation; and reduce bureaucracy
  • Staff resource planning
  • Conduct performance and salary reviews
  • Mentor, challenge, and identify opportunities for team members to develop skills needed to pursue tailored career/development paths
  • Cultivate and foster an environment of commitment to excellence
  • Drive continuous process improvement and usage of common processes across programs, as appropriate
  • Provide management guidance to achieve outstanding cost, schedule and technical performance
  • Responsible for technical guidance and oversight in developing technical and cost proposals
  • Manage personnel assignments and lab resources in a highly dynamic and fast-paced engineering environment

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Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of progressive engineering experience or a Master’s degree in Engineering or other related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of progressive engineering experience.
  • Strong written and oral Communications skills
  • A proven track record of leading a team of engineering, operating in cross-functional relationships, and managing stakeholder expectations (internal and external).
  • US Citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Master’s degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated passion for developing people, personally and professionally
  • Prior experience in NAPS or IDS engineering environments
  • Experience in the development of military airborne electronics
  • Knowledge of/experience with emerging (e.g., DO-178, DO-254) development processes highly desired
  • Working knowledge of Model-Based Engineering methods and tools
  • Test & Evaluation background at the component, LRU, system level, involving requirements analysis, test planning, execution, data analysis, and reporting
  • Experience in Earned Value program practices
  • Experience working in Waterfall and Agile environments
  • Position prefers a candidate with a current Secret Clearance


Salary Range: $119,600 USD - $179,400 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.