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Manager, Systems Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10110046

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Annapolis, MD, 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

The Systems Engineering, Integration, Test & Logistics (SEIT&L) Department at Northrop Grumman Oceanic Systems in Annapolis, MD is seeking Functional Managers (Manager 2, Systems Engineering), with a focus on one or more of the following: system architecture development, program engineering leadership, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), digital thread development and management, requirements development and management, integration & test, reliability engineering, safety engineering, and implementation of systems engineering processes including risk and opportunity management.  Broad experience in the application of Systems Engineering principles to program execution, and a keen interest in working in the maritime surface/subsurface domain are required.

Our campus supports complex and dynamic maritime programs of national strategic importance. This opportunity will allow you to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art systems while providing exposure to a wide range of advanced technologies. These include autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), acoustic and non-acoustic sensors, sensor processing, navigation, platform integration, subsea and maritime surface communication technologies, advanced algorithms, and more.

The successful candidate will manage a team of 10 to 15 highly skilled engineers.  Upon joining our collaborative management team, you will support, advocate for, and help grow this dedicated and talented group of professionals as we accomplish phenomenal work together.

If selected for this position your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the SEIT&L vision and strategies to drive employee engagement
  • Hire, train, and support development of talent while fostering a knowledge sharing environment in your team (including holding group meetings and active mentoring)
  • Foster innovation and ensure compliance with company policies while empowering team members through the identification and mitigation of obstacles to success
  • Conduct staff resource planning, forecasting and alignment to program opportunities
  • Conduct performance and salary reviews
  • Mentor, challenge, and identify opportunities for team member skill development to assist in their pursuit of personalized career objectives
  • Cultivate and foster a culture of unwavering commitment to the highest ethical baseline
  • Ensure consistent and efficient delivery of highly effective solutions
  • Assist in execution of continuous improvement and strategic initiatives
  • Support the expansion of best practices across the campus program portfolio
  • Provide Systems Engineering technical leadership to team members and programs
  • Provide guidance and oversight to the development of technical and cost proposals
  • Manage personnel assignments in our highly dynamic engineering environment
  • Effectively monitor and maintain budget performance, including productivity rate
  • Perform technical systems engineering activities on one or more programs and/or proposals

This position is primarily on-site and is comprised of approximately 20% functional management duties and 80% direct technical contributions on programs.

All job functions require close teamwork across technical disciplines and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in a fast-paced environment.  Our diverse and passionate engineering team encourages collaboration and is committed to personal and technical growth. We are distinguished by our welcoming and supportive workplace culture that fosters work-life balance, innovation, and STEM outreach, all of which have made Oceanic a great place to work for over 55 years.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 9 years of experience with a Bachelors in a STEM discipline; 7 years of experience with Masters; 5 Years with a PhD
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following systems engineering job functions: system architecture development, program engineering leadership, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), digital thread development and management, requirements development and management, integration & test, reliability engineering, safety engineering, and implementation of systems engineering processes including risk and opportunity management .
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with management and individual contributors
  • Experience leading and motivating a team, establishing strong cross-organizational relationships, and managing stakeholder expectations
  • Current US citizen with an active Secret clearance and the ability  to obtain a TS/SSBI; willingness to  undergo a polygraph examination.

Candidates with one or more of the following Preferred Qualifications have a higher likelihood of selection:

  • Maritime / Subsea domain experience
  • Experience with underwater/naval systems such as submarines, sonar systems, sensors, torpedoes, towed vehicles, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) / Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), or acoustic communications systems.
  • Component, subsystem, or system performance modeling, simulation, or analysis experience, including use of associated toolsets (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, LabVIEW, AFSIM, Python, etc.)
  • Proven ability to support successful program execution as a Chief Engineer, SEIT Lead, or System Architect, and a desire and willingness to mentor others in the growth of applicable skills
  • Experience in metrics-based cost estimating and/or the use of prior actual costs to support Basis of Estimates (BOEs) development
  • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience including the use and application of Cameo, Rhapsody, or similar SysML modeling tool
  • Experience with establishment and/or management of a digital thread in a common or distributed computing environment
  • Experience with configuration management (CM) practices and tools
  • Experience developing requirements, designing hardware or software, developing test strategies, planning and/or conducting integration or qualification testing of hardware or software components, subsystems, or systems for military or commercial applications.
  • Experience with integration and test of maritime surface / underwater platforms, structures, sensors, payloads, or launch and recovery equipment
  • Experience with DOORS for schema instantiation, requirements development, tracing, decomposition, allocation, verification, etc.
  • Experience with safety engineering and the application of safety engineering standards to development programs
  • Experience with reliability engineering including predictive assessments, FMEA/FMECA development, reliability centered design, use of Windchill, MADe, or other reliability modeling tools, or use of reliability engineering in a digital design environment
  • Experience with common NG tools such as NX/Teamcenter/ISE/Workday/Concur/SAP
  • A current Top Secret/SCI clearance and ability to obtain a TS/SSBI; willingness to undergo a polygraph examination.

Salary Range: $141,100 USD - $211,700 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.