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Systems Engineering Manager 3 – (9736)

Requisition ID: R10107798

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Huntsville, AL, USA   |  Roy, UT, USA +1 more
  • 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, 25% 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 Systems Engineering Manager 3 role to support the SDS Advanced Programs Business Unit. This leadership role reports directly to the Director of Advanced Programs and will lead a team of managers and individual contributors. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL or Roy, UT.

What You’ll Get To Do:

As the Manager you will be responsible for managing planning, risk, project management, and project performance, addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements.  Will assist engineers and program staff to develop and maintain talent within the organization. Have frequent contact with equivalent level managers and programs to maintain and exceed health and performance for all programs.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The successful candidate will be experienced in systems engineering with one or more of the following specific skills: Model Based Systems Engineering (Cameo), Requirements Management (DOORS), Verification Planning, Interface definition and planning.
  • Responsible for assessing staffing needs, current as well as projected and working with the respective team leads to address those needs.
  • Responsible for supporting recruitment activities including the creation of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers.
  • Work with program leaders in establishing personal, program, and functional goals as well as performing performance evaluations and merit adjustments for subordinates.
  • Provide their subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, discipline, as necessary.
  • Acquire the necessary computers, equipment and tools to enable their subordinates to perform their work.
  • Generate training plans based on the program and their subordinates' needs.
  • Provide their group with regular flow down of company and organizational status and appropriately represent and be a spokesperson for the organization to their group, assigned project, and the company.
  • The candidate will have 80% technical responsibilities: leading teams that develop, modify and maintain systems using engineering best practices & standards This role may include Cost Account Management and Risk Management duties.
  • Set and promote high standards for engineering development
  • Foster a working environment which reinforces and drives accountability to fundamental Northrop Grumman Values focused on integrity, quality, shared success, and innovation.
  • Partner with engineering and program management peers to assure a balanced and efficient assignment of resources to support and achieve key mission priorities
  • Coach, support, train, and motivate team members to ensure a high level of performance
  • Initiate and lead continuous improvement activities which establish high quality and efficient DevOps/Development processes
  • Collaborate with peers and direct management in resource planning and hiring activities
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with senior management, peers, and employees.
  • Supporting proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis.
  • Reviews and analyzes released engineering change data and coordinates changes with engineering, quality, support, manufacturing, and engineering data control activities.

Position Benefits:

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. 

Job Qualifications: 

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 8 years of experience, preferably with an Engineering degree
  • 3+ years of experience in a formal management/leadership position
  • U.S. Citizen with an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) with an investigation date within the last 6 years.
  • Able to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs
  • 1+ years leading systems engineering, integration, and test (SEIT) teams.
  • 1+ years with Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
  • 1+ years experience with business development and capture
  • Knowledge of configuration management best practices
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of strategic deterrence systems such as: D5, Ohio/Columbia class, ICBMs, ALCM, etc.
  • Knowledge of missile defense systems such as: GMD, THAAD, Aegis, GPI, etc.
  • Knowledge of conventional missile systems such as: CPS, LRHW, TBG, etc.
  • Ability to obtain a Top-Secret Clearance (w/ Poly) and/or Special Program Access (SAP)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work with minimal direction
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment



This position reports to Huntsville, AL, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Roy, UT, UT, USA.

Salary Range: $152,100 USD - $240,100 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.