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Manager Systems Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10093828

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, 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: No
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Specialty Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role will be located in Huntsville, AL and will support the Sentinel program. This E3 Manager reports to the Sentinel Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Senior Manager.

What you will get to do:

The E3 Manager will provide personnel support to the E3 Team and will have responsibility for quality, technical execution of engineers. This position is a combination of hands-on management of engineering activities and personnel development and mentoring.  This role works closely with program leadership, the technical leaders, and functional subject matter experts within the E3 Team. This position requires experience in technical work and knowledge, and experience with leading technical teams over a broad range of tasks including design, implementation, test, verification, reporting and scheduling. The successful candidate must have the ability to lead teams in a fluid environment that requires teamwork with our Customer, NGC teams and suppliers to meet program objectives. A high degree of skill in critical decision making is imperative to perform in this environment. A working knowledge of ground-based deterrence systems is desirable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Tracking EMI tests across IPTs and working with E3 test leads to develop schedules and manage resources. Lead a team to execute a test program on time and within budget.
  • Oversee planning of E3 test events at a variety of test facilities. Consider time and funding constraints. Ensure high quality deliverables from suppliers and to end customer.
  • Review EMI test plans and test reports for compliance against requirements.
  • Communicate effectively and report regular status to Program Managers, IPT Management, and customer.
  • Lead a team of 8-10 Electrical and Systems Engineers with grade levels ranging from T01 through T06, including college interns.
  • Develop and support consistent execution of standard practices, best practices, methods, software and tools across programs. Implement lessons learned, standard practices, best practices, and continuous improvement plans. Lead projects and plans to improve technology, strategic capability, overall design, analysis and production capacity.
  • Coordinate with programs for staffing, recruiting, training, preparing and delivering performance evaluations to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and coordinating with Human Resources on potential adjustments, assisting employees in preparing performance goals, providing career guidance to employees and counseling employees on their performance as necessary.
  • Manage and forecast engineering resources in collaboration with engineering management and technical leaders.
  • Work with the program E3 Senior Manager and Technical Leads in establishing personal program and functional goals and perform performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates. Provide personnel with career development, employee engagement, mentoring and coaching.
  • The selected candidate should thrive working in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, engaged in significantly diverse assignments, within a collaborative/team setting across all levels of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university with 7 years. 5 years with a MS. 3 years with a PhD
  • Ability to hold Active DoD Secret Clearance or DoE equivalent
  • Ability to obtain special program access
  • Project management experience for technical, cost, and schedule milestones
  • 1 year of experience managing development efforts for complex systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal management experience to include performance review for direct reports
  • Experience with managing/scheduling complex technical efforts
  • Prior experience leading 10+ person teams
  • 1 year of engineering experience in at least one of the Specialty Engineering disciplines
  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite, IBM DOORS,
  •  Earned Value Management (EVM) experience or CAM training
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and ability to interface with senior management, peers, and employees
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance; Active Top Secret clearance

Salary Range: $134,400 USD - $201,600 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.