Manager Systems Engineering 2 - Audit Manager Melbourne, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a Systems Engineering Manager 2 - Audit Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership position is located in Melbourne, Florida.

This Systems Engineering Manager 2 will support Strike Program Change Integration efforts primarily as a Configuration and Data Management (CDM) leader tasked with executing Configuration Status Accounting (CSA), Functional Configuration Audits (FCA), and Physical Configuration Audits (PCA). This position is functionally aligned under the Systems Engineering Directorate executing CSA, FCA, and PCA statement of work (SOW) within the Northrop Grumman Strike Division.

Responsibilities for this role include briefing to and coordinating with numerous company and customer stakeholders; demonstrating expert technical knowledge over SOW areas; setting the team's strategic vision and executing its tactical approach; mentoring and training team leads; providing day-to-day assignments; measuring and evaluating performance; assisting with staffing and performance management; and managing to cost and schedule.


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. The selected candidate must be skilled in energizing and focusing teammates to execute at a high level and driven by a desire to deliver innovative solutions using cost effective techniques. In addition, the successful candidate must possess a strong understanding of SE fundamentals and how these fundamentals are associated with aerospace acquisitions.


  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in STEM and 9 years of professional/military experience in Systems Engineering OR a Master's Degree and 7 years OR a PhD and 4 years

  • Must have an Active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance (with a background investigation within the past 6 years or enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance prior to start.

  • Must possess a thorough understanding Systems Engineering fundamentals with expert knowledge of the CDM sub-disciplines of Configuration Status Accounting (CSA); Functional Configuration Audits (FCA); and Physical Configuration Audits (PCA)


  • Previous manager experience

  • System Engineering experience supporting multiple Northrop Grumman programs

  • Have current access to the Strike Program

Salary Range: $127,700 - $191,500

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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