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Manager Systems Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10069797

  • 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 is seeking a Functional Manager (Manager 2, Systems Engineering) to join our Systems Engineering team at our Northrop Grumman Woodland Hills, CA site. The successful candidate will manage a highly skilled engineering team that is dedicated to proposing, developing, integrating, and deploying leading-edge mission systems solutions for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

The successful candidate will join Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems SoCal Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test (SoCal SEIT) team supporting the Integrated Digital Systems (IDS) business area. Our Systems Engineering team is responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining the systems architecture, requirements, verification, validation, and qualification testing
  • USMC/NAVAIR and US Army customer communications & support
  • Working with pilots to facilitate cockpit and operational improvements
  • Developing system descriptive and performance models and simulations
  • Conducting trade studies and problem analysis to create new or upgraded mission execution capabilities, functionality and technologies for the USMC and Army helicopter fleets
  • Applying mathematical, electrical, mechanical, software engineering and program planning skills and make use of tools such as MatLab Simulink, SCADE, Cameo, JIRA, and methodologies such as Agile, DevSecOps.

The successful candidate shall have the ability to lead the execution of engineering programs, 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 SEIT 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:

  • 9 years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 7 years of System Engineering experience with Masters; 4 Years with a PhD
  • Proven ability in effectively communicating with all levels of management and employees both verbally and in writing.
  • A proven track record of leading a team of engineering, establishing strong cross-functional relationships, and managing stakeholder expectations (internal and external).
  • Experience developing requirements, designing hardware or software, developing test strategies, and/or conducting integration or qualification testing of hardware or software products, systems, subsystems for military or commercial applications.
  • Experienced in metrics-based cost estimating and the use of prior actual costs to support Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for engineering estimates
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance within a timeframe set forth by management; US Citizenship required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Master’s degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Demonstrated passion for mentoring and developing people, personally and professionally
  • Experience with on-vehicle integration, validation, qualification and airworthiness criteria and activities
  • Experience with DOORS, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodologies, SysML specification and related toolsets such as Cameo, PTC, SCADE, MatLab Simulink/XPC, Model center.
  • Military or work experience, or a keen interest to work with military airborne electronics or helicopter strategies and usage, capabilities, human factors, technologies, and airworthiness criteria.
  • Experience with software development and integration, including DevSecOps
  • Experience in Earned Value program practices
  • Experience working in Waterfall and Agile environments
  • Active 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 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.