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Senior Manager Systems Engineering

Requisition ID: R10112832

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Colorado Springs, CO, 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: 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 work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Our team in Colorado Springs, CO has an immediate opportunity for a Senior Manager Systems Engineering. On the Space Systems Sector team, you’ll join our experts in developing systems and solutions that keep our world safe.

Our ideal candidate will be responsible for the overall direction, leadership, and management of the Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division Colorado Springs Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test department consisting of approximately 240 engineers supporting a diverse set of programs. The department provides systems engineering, integration, test and cyber security support to programs within the Integrated National Systems Business Unit.

More of what you’ll be doing in this role:

  • Our ideal candidate for this position will be expected to build upon recent progress in the implementation of Digital Engineering (to include Model-Based Engineering) and Agile developed systems.

  • Collaborate with business area leadership, business development, business management, mission assurance, product development, supply chain management, and prime and sub-contractors from other companies to resolve complex issues in a timely manner.

  • Leadership and execution responsibilities include staff resource planning and scheduling, mentoring, developing and improving staff technical skills, leading complex technical issue resolution, and conducting performance and salary reviews.

  • Lead a group of managers and their teams in the development, implementation, and refinement of strong processes with emphasis on quantitative management, continuous improvement, employee engagement, and engineering affordability with high quality work product results.

  • Functional management responsibilities include leading a team of functional managers as well as managing senior Northrop Grumman engineers in the Colorado Springs area.

  • Assess staffing needs, current as well as projected, supporting recruitment activities including creation of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers.

  • Be a key partner in targeted staffing initiatives aligned to organizational goals and objectives.

  • Partner with engineering and program management peers to assure a balanced and efficient assignment of resources to support and achieve key mission priorities.

  • Provide department with regular flow down of company and organizational status with demonstrated experience in leading high performing organizations and leading organizational change.

  • Foster a working environment which reinforces and drives accountability to fundamental Northrop Grumman Values focused on integrity, quality, shared success, and innovation.

  • Coach, support, train, and motivate team members to ensure a high level of performance through effective communication and presentation skills.

  • Proficiency in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring.

Basic Qualifications:

  • An active DoD Secret clearance.

  • BS degree and 14+ years of progressively responsible experience. Or 12 years with a Masters. 10 years with a Ph.D.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a systems engineering, integration, and test environment.

  • Able to work collaboratively with other engineering departments at the Colorado Springs locations as well as other sites across the PGS Division, Space Systems Sector and the corporation.

  • Excellent leadership, strategic thinking, planning, management, and interpersonal communication and collaboration skills with a proven track record of leading a team of multi-disciplinary engineers

  • Experience in all aspects of the engineering process, from requirements analysis through verification testing.

  • Previous leadership experience in leading execution of multiple simultaneous programs

  • Experience leading a large team of technical experts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • Solid technical foundation in systems engineering

  • Experience with large scale, complex, hardware and software systems

  • Experience interpreting and executing NG Principles and Operating Practices (PrOPs)

  • Knowledge of/experience with Model Based Engineering (MBE) and Agile development is highly desired

  • Knowledge of/experience with cyber security requirements and processes highly desired

  • Experience in the development, modernization and sustainment of ground-based radars

  • Position may be performed in conjunction with a role on a contract or Independent Research and Development (IRAD) project within the Colorado Springs area.

Salary Range: $160,100 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.