Systems Engineering Manager 1Linthicum, MD

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.

Northrop Grumman's Airborne Multifunction Sensors (AMS) Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) discipline is seeking a candidate to lead a team of engineers across the Emerging Mission Capabilities, Airborne Sensors, Cross Sector, and Engineering Synergy organizations. This position requires the candidate to be ~100% onsite.

The successful candidate will join our SEIT management team in developing multifunction sensors for some of the most advanced systems in the U.S. and our allies' arsenal. These include sensors for air dominance platforms (such as the F-22, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-16, SABR), bomber and strike programs (such as B-1B), airborne / maritime / ground-based missions (E-3 AWACS, E-7 MESA, TPS-80 G/ATOR, SEWIP, EA-18 Growler, Empire Builder, and UAV systems such as Triton, Global Hawk), as well as restricted programs and missions.

The selected candidate will clearly demonstrate strong management skills and will have a track record as a motivated leader, an effective communicator, and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. They will have an ability

to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish team and department goals.

This is a dual-role manager position, involving balancing both the overall Functional oversight and management of a SEIT group of 5-10 engineers and/or interns as well as performing direct work on a program(s)/proposal(s). The candidate will spend ~10% of their time on support of the organization and ~90% of their time on technical direct work. The time split may fluctuate throughout the year, especially during surge recruiting and rotation months. The management indirect responsibilities involve organizational administrative activities and helping their employees' performance and career development through guidance and training. The direct program responsibilities include mission engineering, system architecture development, requirements development/management, system design/analysis, modeling & simulation, model-based systems engineering, IPT/product owner leadership, integration and test, specialties engineering, or other appropriate technical functions.

Specific management responsibilities include:

  • Support intern and early career employee assignment placement and integration

  • Recruiting and retention

  • Develop metrics and monitoring for successful placement and integration of employees

  • Training, career guidance and goal-setting

  • Performance evaluations

  • Compensation evaluations and coordination

  • Policy dissemination

  • Employee inclusion and engagement

  • Staffing, workload planning/forecasting and time charge approvals

  • Engineering process development and maintenance

  • Development and implementation of discipline vision and strategies

  • Employee inclusion and engagement

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or other closely related technical degree, plus 5 years of experience (or Master of Science degree plus 3 years of experience) in engineering, and/or engineering program/project management

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate diverse and inclusive teams in a leadership role

  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Solid understanding of the Systems Engineering and Integration and Test processes

  • Active Department of Defense (DOD) Secret clearance

  • US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with the development, design, integration and test of advanced multifunction sensor systems, such as EOIR, RADAR, Electronic Warfare (EW), leveraging Cross Sensor Domain capabilities (tracking, BIT/Cal, GNC, LOS), or various specialty engineering capabilities

  • Advanced degree in engineering

  • Active DOD Top Secret clearance, SAP, and/or SCI access

  • Experience leading teams in a functional, programmatic or technical capacity

  • Experience with technical development programs (e.g. Pathways, FTL, SEA)

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Mission 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 position is contingent upon transfer of DoD Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $120,800 - $181,200

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.