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Sentinel (GBSD) – Systems Engineering Manager 3 – 8768

Requisition ID: R10103358

  • 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: 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 to join its team of diverse professionals in support of the Sentinel (GBSD) program. This leadership role is located in Roy, Utah.  Learn more about the Sentinel (GBSD) program here.  Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

The selected candidate identifies process/resource gaps impacting FST GN&C operations and subsequently researches available tools/resources/processes and other solutions to address and mitigate constraints to team performance. Identifies opportunities for Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) initiatives and strives to streamline operations and create efficiencies within GN&C. 

As the GN&C Operations Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Supports overall GN&C IPT operations which will include staffing, facilities, lab environments, program processes, supplier compliance, etc.
  • Receiving and relaying tasks from IPT leadership and assigns the tasks to the sub-IPT teams– responsible to monitor, track, and ensure task completion.  Prepares status reports on the progress of the GN&C deliverables. Establishes and utilizes metrics to assess cost, schedule, and performance of GN&C team.
  • Support the IPT Director and IPT Deputy with the collection of program performance reporting (program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives) across all product areas which includes direct sub-IPTs, sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test
  • May be responsible to organize and/or develop GN&C -specific training, orientations, lunch & learns, team building activities, or off-sites.
  • Required to draft and develop reports, executive summaries, weekly highlights, and power point briefings for GN&C and GBSD leadership.
  • Will be required to develop a GN&C Strategic Plan and corresponding Strategic Operations initiatives – to align GN&C to the GBSD Program and AFNWC customer and any relevant strategic plans owned by those organizations.
  • Must professionally represent Northrop Grumman in any/all customer meetings and interactions and be aware of ethical/legal implications of government-contractor relationships. Will be required to complete management training in LX Learning within the first 3-6 months of starting position.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

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 positions 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.

This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.



  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM and at least 8 years of relevant professional experience.
  • 2 years of experience with financial control and maintenance of budgets (including EVMS indices and Variance Explanations)
  • 3+ years in a formal lead/management role
  • 1 year of experience with/knowledge of (CAM) Cost and Material accounting to include knowledge of General Ledger accounts, Purchase Requisitions and Purchase Orders, networks and Material Master.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance adjudicated in the last 6 years with ability to obtain SAP.


  • Master’s in engineering, Science Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) or related discipline.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; intermediate to expert in Microsoft Office Suite - Project, PowerPoint, Excel and Word. 
  • Must possess the ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, work autonomously under general direction and demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience understanding and disseminating program processes across multiple sub-product teams.
  • Experience managing suppliers/subcontractors to include developing SOWs and other contractual documents.
  • Experience in People and Technical Leadership roles.
  • Decision Making: Risk Management, Cost-Risk-Benefit Analysis
  • Experience with working with government/military personnel at government/military facilities.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and practices

Salary Range: $152,100 USD - $228,100 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.