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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSP) is looking for you to join our team as a Systems Engineering Manager 1 based out of Colorado Springs, CO.

What You'll get to Do:

The Engineering Manager 1 will manage an on-site team providing varied engineering support in Colorado Springs, CO. Management responsibilities are expected to take about 20% of your time, the remaining 80% of your time will be spent providing direct support to one or more programs, contracts, or research and development projects. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage a team of 10-20 direct reports

  • Fulfilling functional manager roles to help foster and maintain high levels of engagement among their own team

  • Performing functional manager roles and responsibilities (i.e. staffing, recruiting, timecard approval, performance reviews, etc.)

  • Support Career Development of current talent among team members

  • Interact with internal program leadership and customers on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations and provide guidance and oversight to the employees

The successful candidate must be entrepreneurial, a self-starter and have the ability to challenge the status quo. This individual must be customer-focused with proven leadership and excellent communication skills as well as a leader in change management.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field and a minimum of 4 years of experience in leadership and/or management roles

  • Active DOD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior technical leadership (SW lead, test lead, product owner, scrum master, etc.)

  • Experience making hiring decisions

  • Experience with conducting disciplinary actions

  • Domain experience in Missile Defense, Radars, Space Systems

  • Experience leading an Agile development project

  • Experience in running a DevSecOps environment and program

  • Active Secret clearance

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

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 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.

Salary Minimum for Colorado location: $106,560

Salary Maximum for Colorado location: $159,840

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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