Manager Systems Engineering 2 - Satellite/Space SystemsDulles, VA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems (NGSS) is seeking candidates for the position of Systems Engineering Manager 2 in the Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD). This position will be located in Dulles VA.

The new manager will be responsible for managing technical personnel in our department with a size of approximately 18 team members. Will ensure qualified and experienced personnel (and supporting design and analysis tools and other resources) are assigned to meet the staffing needs of programs, and track and execute peer reviews for major program events. The role includes all aspects of staff management, including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, coaching/mentoring, career development, performance management, compensation management, and separation of assigned employees.

This role is 2 parts: approximately 20% functional management role and approximately 80% direct charge program role. The direct program work will include System Engineering (SE) technical work and/or leadership, e.g., IPT leadership (Lead or Deputy Lead and/or CAM), technical lead, and/or SE mission. The Functional role will include providing cross program collaboration to give Operating Units opportunities to leverage technologies or designs that may not have been previously considered.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Must be U.S. Citizen with eligibility to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline

  • 9+ Years with Bachelors in Science; 7+ Years with Masters, 5+ years with PhD

  • Strong experience in Systems Engineering for mission critical space applications

  • Proficiency in related engineering programs, Microsoft Office or equivalent document generation programs, Microsoft SharePoint or equivalent collaboration tool

  • A desire to lead, guide and serve the next generation of systems engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active or current TS Clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Experience leading, supporting, and/or operating activities for space missions within NSS

  • Experience in systems engineering functional management or demonstrated leadership experience.

  • General understanding of hiring process and ability to make key hiring decisions.

  • Experience balancing workforce versus budget and balancing SE staffing for multiple programs

  • Experience developing career development plans for staff at various experience levels.

  • Experience with personnel management including conflict resolution.

  • Experience with the complete space mission development life cycle

  • Multi-discipline space engineering experience interfacing with team members in any of the traditional Spacecraft subsystems


Salary Range: $151,900 - $227,900

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. 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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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