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Northrop Grumman Manager Systems Engineering 1 in Camarillo, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators, who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

What You'll get to Do:

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems for the Engineering and Sciences (E&S) Organization, seeks a Systems Engineering Functional Manager within the Airborne Sensors and Network (AS&N) organization located in Camarillo, Ca and the Naval Base Pt. Mugu NAWCWD. This position will support software and systems engineers developing systems for the EA-18G Growler, Airborne Electronic Attack Mission Planning and JEACO teams.

This position requires the candidate perform functional management activities as well as program development responsibilities. This position will report to the Department Manager/Engineering Site lead for the E&S Functional organization. It is expected that the functional management role will take 10% - 20% of the candidate's time. Candidate will be responsible for the management of an engineering group consisting of 10-15 software and system engineers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessing staffing and de-staffing needs and interfacing with Human Resources as needed on behalf of their direct reports.

The manager will be responsible for recruitment activities including development of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers. The candidate will work with program and functional leadership in establishing personal program and functional goals, performing performance evaluations and merit increases, promotion and equity adjustments for direct reports. The candidate will provide their subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, technical support and discipline as required.

It is expected that the candidate will provide their group with regular flow down of company and organizational status and appropriately represent the Engineering and Sciences organization to their team.

Candidate also will work within the Functional E&S organization, CoEs and CoPs on strategic technology initiatives to ensure our engineers have the experience, process and tools to meet future technology and customer requirements from a process, tools and methodology perspective. The ideal candidate will provided best practices in system and software related development to support program execution. Apart from the challenging work this site performs on Electronic Warfare programs, we are looking for leaders to support near term future transitions to cutting edge methodologies, tools and architectures. This is an excellent opportunity to work with industry experts in Electronic Attack, on a highly collaborative engineering team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Computer Science/Engineering or related technical field) plus a minimum of nine years' experience in software development applications with lead or management experience in a team environment.

  • Experience in Requirements Management and related tools such as DOORs.

  • Familiarity with real time embedded software system design and development

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman System/Software Development processes

  • Candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Interim DoD Secret Security Clearance to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in an Engineering Related area of study or Software/Computer Science.

  • The candidate should have relevant experience from the Defense/Aerospace industry and should be familiar with all phases of the system/software development life cycle used on a large formal DoD sponsored programs.

  • Experience in various Agile Methodologies, and MBSE (UML, SysML

  • Familiarity in Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack systems, or Radar/Jamming or Signal Processing on programs or products

  • Experience managing, leading and building teams.

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman Software Development processes and SEI CMMI Level 3, AS9100, or IEEE compliant software engineering practices (or equivalent).

  • Familiarity with Digital Transformation concepts such as DevSecOps, (Continuous Integration, Automated Test) and Open Architecture Standards from both a software and hardware perspective

  • Ideal candidate would hold a full time position in Engineering & Sciences located at the Camarillo site.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Additional benefits

Education Assistance

Training and Development

9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.

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