Manager Systems Engineering 2Melbourne, FL

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.

NGAS is hiring a Systems Engineering Section Manager (SE Mgr 2) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership opportunity is located in Melbourne, FL.

This position reports to the Melbourne Systems Engineering Mission Requirements and Configuration Data Management Department Manager. The successful SE Manager candidate will:

  • Possess a strong understanding of SE fundamentals and how these fundamentals are associated with aerospace acquisition.

  • Be able to describe SE activities in all phases of the SE "Vee" Model

  • Have experience with and possess a strong understanding of the Systems Engineering sub-discipline of Configuration and Data Management (CDM).

  • Have a rich background in and experience working across multiple SE disciplines in a defense role and have demonstrable experience working as a manager or lead in a technical role

  • Be an excellent communicator

  • Enjoy leading and mentoring technical professionals and helping them succeed in their careers


  • Serving as a combined Assignment & Functional Homeroom Manager for a team of Systems Engineers as well as Configuration Analysts and Software Configuration Analysts supporting the E-2 CDM function. Duties include responsibility for developing and assigning tasking for CDM team members, managing personnel actions, to include such things as staffing, training, performance evaluations, time keeping, merit reviews and promotions, disciplinary processes, etc.

  • Being responsible for the strategic implementation of skills and labor mix; employee development; mentoring; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures

  • Responding to short-notice data calls of various types used for functional activities


We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!


As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. The selected candidate must be skilled in energizing and focusing teammates to execute at a high level and driven by a desire to deliver innovative solutions using cost effective techniques. In addition, the successful candidate must possess a strong understanding of SE fundamentals and how these fundamentals are associated with aerospace acquisitions.


  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree and 9 years of professional/military experience in Systems Engineering OR Master's Degree and 7 years of professional/military experience in Systems Engineering

  • Must have an active DoD Secret or higher clearance with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation)

  • Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of CDM and its role in system development


  • Previous manager experience

  • Experience in all facets of CDM - i.e., configuration management, data management, audits, configuration status accounting, etc.

  • Experience providing input to or managing the development of basis of estimates (BOEs)

  • Experience in process automation of CDM activities within an Agile environment

  • SE experience supporting multiple Northrop Grumman programs

Salary Range: $131,200 - $196,800

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.

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.