Manager Systems Engineering 2 (Aurora, CO) Aurora, CO

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Manager Systems Engineering 2 to support the operations of a 24x7 critical system located at a field site located in Aurora, CO.

In this role, 80% of your time will be focused on technical support as an individual contributor to a complex system of systems, while the other 20% will be dedicated to functional management. Responsibilities of each part of this role are described in more detail below. Candidate must be able to work at least three 12-hour proficiency shifts a month which will be scheduled Monday - Friday, 5:30am to 5:30pm

Essential Functions:

  • Functional Management (20%)

  • Functional management of a group of 5-8 engineers working on the same program

  • Functional management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Beginning of year goal settings

  • Midyear performance reviews

  • End of year performance reviews and employee ranking with leadership

  • Compensation review, merit increase and bonus allocation

  • Engaging with functional reports to ensure employees are engaged, satisfied, productive and delivering value added performance

  • Working any corporate policy issues associated with direct functional reports including PCS process to other sites, family leave, medical leave, timecard questions, educational reimbursement, etc.

  • Technical Work (80%)

  • Development of products and CONOPs for the 24x7 operation of a mission critical system

  • Troubleshooting of real world operations issues

  • Trending of operational data and simulation of products and CONOPs prior to transition to operations

  • Returning systems to an operational state, ensuring the health and safety of the systems while maximizing mission availability

  • Review or development of standard operating procedures that are executed real time on the operational system for standard events and anomaly recoveries

  • Developing scripts and products to automate the operations of complex systems

  • Develop suites of operational products for newly delivered systems

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating 12-hour shifts which will be scheduled Monday - Friday, 5:30am to 5:30 pm, 4 days on, 4 days off including weekends and holidays for 3-9 months at a time

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) plus 5 years of engineering experience OR a Master's Degree in a STEM discipline plus 3 years of engineering experience

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team.

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access plus a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as an effective member of a badgeless team, be self-motivated, and work under general direction while independently determining and developing approaches to solutions

  • Ability and willingness to work rotating 12-hour shifts, 4 days on, 4 days off including weekends and holidays for 3-9 months at a time

  • Experience in Linux

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl or Matlab

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

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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