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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Manager 1 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you will discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

Our Defense Systems Sector is seeking an Associate System Engineer Manager to join our growing team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

This System Engineer Manager will lead efforts within an Integrated Product Team (IPT), to include technical planning, requirements development and tracking, system integration, systems integrations lab (SIL), ground and flight testing, verification and validation, airworthiness, system safety, risk, reliability / maintainability, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include concept, requirements, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. This person will lead project teams and be responsible for cost, schedule and performance

The selected candidate will have cost, schedule, and technical responsibility for B-2 On-Site


  • Direct supervision/management of the staff

  • Create project plans, including project schedules and budgets

  • Oversee and manage project execution and finances to the plan

  • Integrate requirements vertically and horizontally across the project to ensure successful execution

  • Brief Northrop Grumman management and Air Force customers on project status

  • Identify and mitigate risks

  • Communicate staffing and lab needs to ensure projects are adequately resourced

  • Work with multiple engineering teams and cross-functional departments

  • Lead business development and proposal activities for new projects



  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with 5 years of system engineering experience or Master's degree with 3 years of system engineering experience or 0 years of relevant experience with a PhD

  • Demonstrated expertise in system engineering processes and products throughout much of the program life cycle, and providing technical leadership and guidance.

  • Understanding of the Integrated Management Framework (IMF) process and concepts

  • Must be a US Citizen with DoD Secret clearance required and the ability to gain progam access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • General understanding of NGDS Engineering processes

  • Proven performance as a Systems Engineering Leader in many of the phases of acquisition, design, integration, and execution. Candidate will require ability to rapidly assess and lend guidance to projects assigned to the organizational group as well as demonstrated mentoring and guidance to engineers

  • Ability to assess program health and performance based on alignment of governing products and delivery schedules: SEMP, CLIN, IMP, WBS, IMS, manufacturing and sustainment plans

  • Understanding of the application and development of functional and physical architectures, interfaces, requirements analysis, functional decomposition, design synthesis, integration, verification, and validation in large systems using SysML/UML and requirements management tools such as Rhapsody, and DOORS

  • Experience working on DoD related projects

  • Experience presenting project performance to upper management and customers

  • Risk Management experience

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Job Category : Engineering