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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Manager 2: National Security (NSS) - Satellite / Space Systems (TS/SCI) in Dulles, Virginia

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.

The selected candidate will be a key Systems Engineering functional leader for the Space Security (SPS) and National Security Space (NSS) Business Units. The selected candidate will ensure successful program/proposal execution and consistency of systems engineering processes across a small portfolio of programs. In addition, they will be responsible for identifying NSS resource needs (people, tools, areas, support services) and working with stakeholders to address these needs. The new manager will be responsible for managing technical personnel assigned to a department with a size of approximately 25 team members. Will ensure qualified and experienced personnel (and supporting design and analysis tools, etc) are assigned to meet the staffing needs of programs, and track and execute peer reviews for major program events. The role includes all aspects of staff management, including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, coaching/mentoring, career development, performance management, compensation management, and separation of assigned employees. The Manager will also be responsible for assuring program execution of selected programs, on all performance criteria (technical and cost/schedule of SE scope). This will be achieved through leadership and guidance of multiple program teams through the program life cycle, and direct impact on a program. The Manager will serve as a technical check and balance of all SE activities including new business capture planning and proposal concepts development and staffing.

In addition to the functional role, the candidate will be a working technical leader on a program(s) in either the SPS or NSS BU - the split between direct and indirect is approximately 80%/20%. Regarding program technical leader role, the candidate will be responsible for technical, cost, and schedule requirements of pre-proposal efforts, proposal development, design and development, internal/customer design reviews, technical documentation, program implementation, launch and mission operations, and disposal. The selected candidate performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk management, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Five years + experience in Systems Engineering for space, ground or mission critical applications.

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Technical Field with12 + years of experience, or Masters of Science Degree in technical field 10 + years of experience.

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with active or current SSBI and TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree

  • Prior work with functional mangement of an engineering staff

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.

Job Category : Engineering