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Sentinel (GBSD) Nuclear Surety Functional Manager 2 (3269-1 and 5673-1)

Requisition ID: R10110593

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: 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: 2

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 Systems Engineering Manager. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the SDS Division and its multiple programs. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

What you’ll get to do: 

As a Section Manager you will be the functional manager for a team of approximately 12 systems engineers.  Candidate will be part of the Nuclear Surety team and responsible functional management of Nuclear Surety team members, while contributing technically to Nuclear Surety tasks.

Candidate must be able to effectively communicate complex technical issues and solutions.  A successful track record of program performance, interpersonal team building skills, and management experience is highly desired.

Functional Management tasks will average 20% and the remaining 80% will be assigned based on experience and program needs within the systems engineering Weapon System Design Integration organization.

Responsibilities includes but not limited to:

  • Drive execution of the Nuclear Surety Scope of Work
  • Adhere to master plans and schedules
  • Identify, allocate and manage program resources, including workforce planning
  • Develop and adhere to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools
  • Identify risks and opportunities and coordinate with project teams to mitigate and retire risks
  • Ensure the program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities
  • Adhere to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
  • Deliver presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
  • Manage technical team (time keeping, performance reviews, statement of work, performance evaluations, employee’s development, mentoring efforts, engagement and other functional tasks)
  • Support staffing and promotions as needed.
  • Coordinating with program leadership to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section and managing employee movement between programs.
  • Meeting indirect budget targets and interpreting higher level guidance for implementation within the organization for process implementation and improvement.
  • Program review and support of the Sentinel Requirements, Integration, and Architecture SOW.

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 9/80A. 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 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) from an accredited university
  • A minimum 6 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 4 years with a Master’s
  • U.S. Citizenship with ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with a background investigation close date within the past 5 .5 years or in continues evaluation.
  • Familiar with Nuclear Surety Requirements and Nuclear Certification process

These qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Active DOD Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Special Program Access
  • Master's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or software discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to manage concurrent efforts
  • Experience as a Control Account Manager (CAM)
  • Demonstrated Functional Management experience
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and defining staffing requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in development of Basis of Estimates (BOEs)
  • Experience working with Nuclear Surety Requirements and the Nuclear Certification process (e.g. AFI 63-125, AFMAN 91-118/91-119/31-108, DODM 5210.41, AFI 91-107)
  • Experience with risk management (identification and development of risks) and driving risk mitigations to closure
  • Prior experience and working knowledge of the GBSD program.


Salary Range: $127,700 USD - $191,500 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.