Systems Engineering Manager 3Charlottesville, VA

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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking Engineering Managers, supporting the Naval Systems Operating Units, reporting to the Naval Systems Engineering Director. Positions will be located based on the specific role identified below and will lead teams aligned to programs in the Operating Units' portfolios. The specific positions are as follows:

  • Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Engineering Manager (Charlottesville, VA or Ocean Springs, MS)

  • Maritime Systems, Integration & Enabling Support Engineering Manager and Site Lead (Charlottesville, VA)

  • P/CS Controls Systems Engineering Manager (Sykesville, MD)

  • P/CS Power Systems & Enabling Support Engineering Manager and Site Lead (Sykesville, MD)

  • Naval Systems Engineering Synergy Manager (Charlottesville, VA, Ocean Springs, MS or Sykesville, MD)

Each team is responsible for engineering development and support to production for the ultimate end use in submarines and the surface Navy. Each engineering manager will be responsible for leading a distributed geographical, highly dynamic, multi-discipline engineering team.

In this role, each Engineering Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the program(s) technical roadmap strategy

  • Ensure the business is appropriately staffed and enable resource sharing across multiple business areas

  • Lead strategic actions to improve the business of engineering

  • Drive engineering strategy and practices pertinent to the Naval Systems E&S organization, including but not limited to investments and talent strategy

  • Growing the headcount with continued, strong focus on retention efforts, engagement initiatives, and diversity

  • Drive key talent development and workforce planning efforts

  • Elevate engineering rigor

  • Drive predictable financial and program results

  • Prioritize engineering investments aligned with strategic imperatives

  • Demonstrate thought leadership on digital transformation

  • Positions may require travel up to 25% of the time to support distributed team

Candidates must have exceptional leadership and teambuilding skills, strategic thinking, strong technical acumen, and the ability to lead multiple engineering disciplines across programs. The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members and therefore must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation experience and the demonstrated ability to work seamlessly with a diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of the organization. The candidate must have the ability to build consensus and resolve conflict. The candidate must collaborate with business area leadership, and other functional partners to resolve complex issues in a timely manner to help meet program commitments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics with 9 years of experience, a Master's degree with 7 years of experience or a PhD with 5 years of experience.

  • U.S Citizenship with active DoD Secret Clearance.

  • 3 years of professional experience in the defense or aerospace industries.

  • 2 years demonstrated success managing technical teams.

  • 2 years of experience working in a technical role.

  • Proven experience as a team player and collaborator.

  • Very strong engineering background with demonstrated experience managing through design and production.

  • Solid understanding of engineering process with execution experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program management experience

  • Success as a leader of large functional organization

  • Experience managing large control accounts with accountability for scope, schedule, budget, and technical performance.

  • Experience with product line management and product line engineering.

  • Demonstrated success in creating and executing affordability initiatives.

This position is contingent upon candidate obtaining and maintaining a Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $156,000 - $258,700

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 most positions.