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Sentinel (GBSD)Systems Engineering Manager 2 – 9841

Requisition ID: R10112825

  • 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 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 System Safety Engineering Manager 2 for the Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) division Engineering and Manufacturing team. This leadership role will be located in Colorado Springs, CO and will provide enabling support for all business areas within the SDS portfolio. 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’ll Get To Do:

The selected candidate will be responsible for a System Safety Engineering discipline Section within the SDS Systems Engineering organization and will report directly to an SDS Systems Engineering Department Manager. You will provide career mentorship and operational support to a Functional Home Room (FHR) team (Section) of Individual Contributors (ICs) based on Engineering goals, objectives, and company policy. Key FHR responsibilities will be personnel performance management, process familiarization and training for Section members, as well as staffing of roles on projects.

As a Section Manager you will be expected to spend roughly 80% of your efforts focused on a technical assignment on an SDS project or IPT with 20% of your effort on Functional Homeroom responsibilities.

The Sentinel Safety Front Line Manager is part of a Management Team responsible for System Safety Engineering across the Sentinel Enterprise including Design Analysis, Functional Hazard Analysis, Hazard Risk Mitigations, Customer Interface and Functional Management for System Safety Engineers on the Team.

The System Safety team provides the influence and guidance for the safety discipline for the design of our product systems, associated support equipment and facilities and operations. The safety team establishes safety requirements for systems.

The safety team responsibilities include:

  • Independently analyzing and recommending safety criteria in system design, equipment and procedures to control or eliminate hazards.

  • Evaluating the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program. 

  • Accident investigations involving products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions.

  • The qualified candidate will have experience in the implementation and application of standards and safety responsibilities such as:

    • MIL-STD-882E, DoD Standard Practice Safety

    • Safety requirements for ballistic missile operational test and evaluation

    • Leading System Safety Working Groups with Customers and Integrated Product Teams

    • Preparing, Presenting and explaining technical packages at Technical Review Boards

    • Experience developing a System Safety Program Plan

    • Familiarity with OSHA Standards

    • Experience performing Preliminary Hazard Analysis

  • This position includes functional management

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and a minimum 6 years of relevant experience; OR Masters Degree with 4 years of relevant experience; OR a PhD with relevant leadership experience

  • 1+ years’ experience leading projects or cross-functional teams   

  • 1+ years’ experience leading a project and/or driving performance against schedule

  • Must be a US Citizen with an active DoD Secret Clearance with an investigation date within the last 6 years and have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

  • Knowledge in leading system safety MIL-STD-882E (or similar) technical teams on large complex systems

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience managing cost, schedule and performance of large government technical statements of work

  • 1+ years of experience in leading System Safety Working Groups (or equivalent) focused on Customer Review of Hazard Analysis

  • 1+ years’ experience with generating data per MIL-STD-882E such as Hazard Analysis Reports

  • Weapon System Experience (Minuteman III or similar military or industry experience)

  • Experience with C/C++, Java, object oriented design, or similar experience

  • Experience using DO-178C for design development

  • Experience developing in an Agile environment

  • Experience with launch systems, range testing, and/or AFSPCMAN 91-710

  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience

  • Active Top Secret clearance with investigation in the last 6 years

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language

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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

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.