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Northrop Grumman Manager Systems Engineering 1 in Baltimore, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate to direct a team of engineers within a section of the Sensor Solutions Systems Engineering homeroom organization.

The successful candidate will join our high performing, Systems Engineering team in developing radar, EW, and EO/IR systems for some of the most advanced systems in the U.S. arsenal. These include radars and sensors for the F-22, Joint Strike Fighter, F-16, B-1B, AWACS, MESA, G/ATOR and UAV systems such as Global Hawk.

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 Systems Engineering group of 5-10 engineers as well as performance of productive work on a program or several programs. The candidate will spend 10% of their time on support of the organization and 90% of their time on technical program work. The management side involves organizational administrative activities and helping their employees' performance and career development through guidance and training. The direct program work may include systems engineering technical work, conducting design reviews, IPT leadership, consulting, proposal support, or any other appropriate technical function.

Specific management responsibilities include:

•Recruiting and retention


•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 departmental vision and strategies


Basic Qualifications:

•Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or other closely related technical degree including computer science or physics, plus 5 years of experience (or Master of Science degree plus 3 years of experience) in systems or electrical engineering, and/or engineering program/project management;

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

•Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

•Solid understanding of the Systems Engineering process.

•Active Department of Defense (DOD) Secret clearance. US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Prior experience with the development of advanced sensor systems, such as Fighter and/or Surveillance radar systems, Electronic Warfare (EW) or Mission Systems.

•Advanced degree in engineering.

•DOD Top Secret clearance and/or SCI with CI or FS polygraph.

•3+ years of experience leading teams in a functional, programmatic or technical capacity.

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