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Northrop Grumman Manager of Systems Engineering 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Systems Engineer Manager 2

Join Northrop Grumman Xetron, part of Mission Systems sector in Cincinnati, Ohio , focused on the development of new capabilities for our military and intelligence customers around the globe. At Xetron we are designing systems that science fiction writers describe they are just that cool!

Remember when you were eager about getting to work because of the excitement of the challenge, the importance of the solution, and the fun you had with your team? Xetron is that kind of place! Xetron is located in the affordable Midwest, in Cincinnati Ohio. As a small Operating Unit of the larger Northrop Grumman Corporation, Xetron is a rare example of a company with a small business culture operating collaboratively with its larger business entity. This unique relationship offers employees the ability to literally know everyone at the site at a personal level while still working on technologies and products that are beyond state-of-the-art. You'll get the opportunity to wrestle with the next big problems in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation, sharing your expertise with team members at all levels.

We are seeking a cleared or clearable Systems Engineering Manager to support the Cincinnati Discipline Manager within the Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) organization. This role splits time between serving as a Section Manager for the Systems Engineers within your department and serving as a SEIT Lead managing engineering activities on one or more assigned programs.

Section Manager responsibilities include:

  • Managing and guiding Systems Engineers

  • Meeting your department (section) objectives

  • Setting objectives and then monitoring and reviewing yearly progress for your team

  • Being responsible and accountable for managing the workload of your direct reports

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring top-ranked engineering talent

  • Providing timely, constructive support and feedback to your reports on a regular basis

  • Completing semi-annual performance assessments of your team members

  • Motivating your team members (engagement) and facilitating regular meetings with them

  • Providing mentoring and career development to each team member

  • Coordinating training for each team member

  • Providing appropriate tools and resources for your team's activities

SEIT Lead responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of program technical execution in order to meet cost and schedule constraints

  • Program staffing for optimal execution

  • Technical direction, guidance, and mentoring of project team members

  • Working programs, proposals, or internally-funded activities in a technical or leadership role

  • Risk and opportunity planning and execution

  • Strategic problem solving

  • Earned value management


Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated technical leadership, engineering management, and/or program management experience

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills

  • Bachelors in Engineering or related STEM degree

  • 7 years of engineering experience

  • US Citizenship with ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance

  • Engineering background in Systems Engineering including deriving hardware and/or software requirements and designing, developing and testing systems

  • Prior Management/Supervisory experience

  • Experience in recruiting and developing top engineering talent

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience in multiple relevant technology areas such as: RF/Digital circuitry, use of hardware test equipment (e.g. signal generators, scopes, analyzers, power meters), data link communications and networks, embedded software

  • Experience in multiple relevant technology areas such as: application software development, graphical user interface design, creation of web applications, embedded software and software security

  • An ability to showcase the company's capabilities to existing and potential customers to support business development activities

  • Experience with U.S. Government contracts

  • Experience managing budgets, examples of process improvement initiatives and experience with program audits

This position offers the option of a 9/80 work schedule. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

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