Manager Systems Engineering 2Beale Afb, CA

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.

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) Weapon System Training (WST) Organization requires a Level 2 Engineering Manager responsible for all facets of ATDC WST Engineering life cycle, including staffing, planning, execution, and operations. This position requires a highly motivated and self-starting individual with relevant ground test operations, agile leadership, and training experience.

The candidate will be the single point of contact for the execution of five different engineering contracts support 13 training systems across 5 different locations. The candidate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage direct-report technical employees, including career development, performance reviews, compensation management and human resources coordination.

  • Control Account Manager (CAM) utilizing Earned Value Management principles to track and report program progress. Develop and administer budgets and standards of performance for training systems contracts.

  • Responsible for the engineering process development, continuous improvement, and affordability initiatives within the various training systems and systems assigned to the candidate.

  • Serves as the management liaison to program management, customers, operations, and other functional groups.

  • Manages risks, change requests and opportunities for all engineering scope within the training system discipline.

  • Collaborates with all functional organizations to resolve engineering conflicts with a multiple disciplined maintenance community.

  • Owns overall quality, technical, budget, and schedule responsibility for the engineering content of assigned programs.

  • Responsible for advanced system design and future system capabilities for all training systems execution against programs contractual requirements at the enterprise level.

  • Maintain System configuration control over SW/HW versions/configurations (network/computing/applications, automated environment creation).

  • Product Deliveries include: ICDs, Emulator/Simulator baseline control, test plans, network diagrams, integration/deployment work instructions, production, and test system hardware (e.g. networks).


We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!


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.


  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field AND 9 years of related professional/military experience, OR a Master's degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience.

  • Candidates must have a current DOD Top Secret level security clearance with an original adjudication, or a periodic reinvestigation date, completed within the last 6 years to be considered.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) level clearance as a condition of continued employment. This SAP/SAR must be obtained within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% of the time.


  • Experience with management of direct-report technical employees

  • Experience operating and troubleshooting information systems.

  • Experience designing, developing, building, testing, and maintaining network and computing infrastructure.

  • Ability to maintain IAT Level 2 Security Certification (Security +, CySA+, CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP) OR IAT DoD level 3 (CASP, CCNP-Security, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GCIH) or able to obtain and maintain within 6 months of start date.

  • Experience identifying systems anomalies and troubleshooting (network/custom applications/COTS software/server infrastructure)

  • Prefer candidate that is willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call when required

  • Knowledge of virtualization sustainment/maintenance.

  • CAM and EVMS training

  • Project management, risk and opportunities, and change request experience.

Salary Range: $151,900 - $227,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.