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Northrop Grumman Manager - Systems Engineering 3 in Redondo Beach, California

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.

SSSD is seeking a Manager Systems Engineering 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will lead a growing statement of work within the Space Mechanisms Engineering Team in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Space Mechanisms Engineering Team Deputy Sub-Project Manager (SPM) position shares responsibilities for engineering oversight and project management of a Mechanisms and Sensors (M&S) Integrated Product Team (IPT) which consists of approximately 45 engineering manager/contributor direct reports and dotted line manufacturing and technician support personnel. The Deputy SPM functionally reports to the Department Manager of Mechanisms and Deployable Products (MDP) within the Vehicle Engineering Directorate and programmatically reports to the Program Director for Control and Power Systems (CPS). Deputy SPM responsibilities include performing program leadership and Cost Account Management (CAM) activities associated with the execution of program objectives and management of related design, development, production, integration, test, delivery and certification of space vehicle actuator and mechanism products. The Deputy SPM additionally interfaces with other Program subsystems and supports technology and business development activities, proposals, and design reviews. This role will also require support to suppliers and external partners for technology and business development, proposals, design reviews, procurement activities, and cost/schedule account management, as required.

The successful candidate will be solution focused, methodically organized, independently directed, and able to perform effectively with concurrent tasking. The successful candidate will also possess strong communication, leadership, and team building skills.

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

Medical, Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work.

For more details, please view: Northrop Grumman Benefits


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with 9 years of engineering professional experience; OR M.S degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with 7 years of engineering professional experience; OR PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with 4 years of engineering professional experience

  • Must have 7 or more years of technical experience related to space product development

  • Must have 1or more years of prior experience as a Control Account Manager leading design, integration and production efforts within schedule, labor, and material cost requirements

  • Must have experience leading and influencing a high performance team

  • Must have an active U.S. Government DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university

  • An active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years required

  • Experience with the application of AIAA S-114 Mechanical Moving Assemblies (MMA) for Space and Launch Vehicles

  • Prior experience as customer interfacing spokesperson

  • Prior experience preparing technical and cost volumes for proposals

  • Prior technical subcontracts management experience

  • Prior experience spearheading initiatives to increase operational efficiency

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