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Sentinel (GBSD) AVE OBTE Design and Integration Engineering Manager 3 – 9913

Requisition ID: R10110042

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.   


Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Design & Integration Engineering Manager for the Onboard Test Equipment Development (OBTE) IPT within the Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Segment. This position will be located in Roy, UT with occasional travel to other hub locations that will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.  

This role will work directly with the IPT and Deputy Leads to organize and execute the OBTE engineering scope of work on the Sentinel program. This will include providing programmatic and engineering leadership to the Mechanical, Electrical, Analysis and Integration teams. The OBTE Engineering Manager serves an integral role in cultivating our customer relationship, actively managing team requirements, and shaping and nurturing program and team culture. The manager will lead program management battle rhythm(s) across the OBTE IPT, including operations, and is able to execute to the OBTE statement of work. This position reports directly to the OBTE Director to align strategic priorities.


What You’ll Get To Do:    

  • Assist the IPT Lead/Deputy in actively managing IPT/Engineering priorities
  • Successfully lead the Engineering team through the design development and flight-test program
  • Integrated program performance management (cost, schedule, EVMS, technical execution, risk & opportunity, quality) to deliver on contract commitments
  • The day-to-day operational, contractual, and programmatic change management across all aspects/phases of the Sentinel Program (EMD, Advanced Procurement, and Production) of the engineering team(s)
  • Coordinate/interface across multiple IPTs to define, develop and integrate the OBTE system
  • Integrate program demand planning (staffing, infrastructure, clearances, etc)
  • Integrate program approach to sub-contract management to strengthen partnerships and drive performance
  • Support to strategic planning and professional development/organization efficiency initiatives
  • Drive technical performance with engineering oversight and insight to successfully develop the OBTE system, including development and delivery of data packages, including CDRL deliverables
  • Help prepare for and execute OBTE CDR and oversee the development and execution of lower-level CDR/IDRs, including sub-contract IDRs
  • Lead the Mechanical, Electrical and Analysis teams to ensure data driven designs that satisfy program OBTE requirements
  • Ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers
  • Success in leading and developing cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors


As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:   
• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  
• 401k  
• Educational Assistance  
• Life Insurance  
• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   
• Paid Time Off   
• Health & Wellness Resources   
• Employee Discounts  


This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.    


You’ll Bring These Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 8 years of related technical experience, or a Masters Degree in a STEM discipline and 6 years of experience.
  • Active Top Secret US security clearance
  • 3+ years in a formal management/leadership role of team or department.
  • 3+ years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • Experience leading engineering development of systems related to Onboard Test Equipment (Telemetry Systems, Instrumentation, Flight Termination Systems, Integration & Test, Range Safety Requirements (AF-MAN 91-710), Flight Testing)


These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:  

  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor integrated product team (IPT) leads and USAF leadership personnel
  • Technical leadership experience, direction and mentoring to other technical employees in the application of scientific principles, tools and techniques to achieve practical end results.
  • Knowledge of configuration management best practices
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment
    Ability to effectively maneuver through political situation and anticipate roadblocks
    Good organizational skills and ability to work with minimal direction


Salary Range: $152,100 USD - $228,100 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.