Systems Engineering Manager 2- OKC (AHT) Oklahoma City, OK

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.

Our Defense Systems Sector is seeking a Systems Engineering Manager 2 to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma .

Our Lifecycle Sustainment and Modernization Solutions (LSMS) team is seeking a Systems Engineering Manager to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. You will become part of a Northrop Grumman team of professionals who are actively developing sustainment solutions for the E-3 AWACS platform. These solutions consist of Class I and Class II engineering, reverse engineering, and logistics solution efforts to solve complex obsolescence problems and ensure warfighter supportability. We are seeking a cleared or clearable Engineering Manager for a critical role in our organization to be responsible for managing a team of multi-discipline engineers and ensuring successful completion of projects in order to meet our quality, cost and schedule constraints.

This Systems Engineering Manager 2 position performs direct supervision, technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product. 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.


  • Manages the workload of a cross-functional segment of the program team. Responsible for the direct supervision/management of the associated staff to include setting objectives and then monitoring and reviewing yearly progress against those objectives

  • Responsible for providing objective-oriented direction to subordinates utilizing management guidelines & general policies

  • Responsible for planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a work package, subsystem, or related group of work

  • Makes decisions that support accomplishment of discipline objectives. Competence is required in a specialized or technological field to include full working knowledge of procedures and practices

  • Oversees projects and tasks assigned to the organizational group at the appropriate level to ensure schedules are met or to resolve technical or operational problems

  • Executes department procedures, interprets, and executes policies and procedures and recommends modifications to operating policies as appropriate

  • Functions as an advisor to the unit regarding tasks, projects, and operations. Becomes actively involved in daily operations when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems

  • Conducts briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal/external representatives concerning specifics operations.

  • Ensure program staffing needs are communicated for optimal execution

  • May be asked to work program proposals or internally-funded activities in a technical or leadership role

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have at least one of the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 5 years of related engineering experience

  • A Master's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline and 3 years of related engineering experience

  • Ability to work on-site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • At least 1 year of experience leading a team of engineers in the requirements, design and/or implementation of a robust technical solution utilizing systems-based approaches

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance (or higher).

  • Possess the ability to communicate with multiple levels of the organization

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to perform tasks autonomously with minimal oversight/supervision as needed

  • Experience working within an Integrated Product Team (IPT)

  • E-3 platform experience

  • Engineering experience in a sustainment environment

  • Experience managing teams of up to 15 individuals

  • Experience managing teams that are working a combination of locations to include remote and on-site efforts

  • Experience with Air Force customers and aerospace industry

  • Experience and detailed knowledge of Air Force Technical Orders (e.g., System, Commodity, inspection, repair, and overhaul, Illustrated Parts Breakdown)

  • Experience using the following Web applications/Software programs: SharePoint, Teamcenter

Salary Range: $121,000 - $181,400

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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