Mgr Systems Engineering 2Redondo Beach, CA

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 Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a System Engineering section manager. This position is for a Functional Homeroom manager who will oversee the day-to-day change management activities at the Space Park/Redondo Beach, CA site. The selected candidate will provide functional homeroom management, assignment management, and technical contributions as part of a team for the Air Systems Integration Organization.

Functional Management duties include:

  • Lead a team of 10 -12 System Engineers.

  • Provide personnel with career development, employee engagement, mentoring and coaching.

  • Coordinate with the program for staffing.

  • Conducting performance reviews for both mid-year and year-end, goal setting, conducting staff meetings, and 1:1 reviews.

  • Evaluating and recommending employees for promotion.

  • Working with the team and HR to address personnel concerns.

Program Role and Responsibilities can include:

  • Develop and/or execute change request packages and proposal support with responsibility for technical statement of work (SOW), cost and schedule.

  • Generate, maintain, and present metrics on production change implementation.

  • Oversee functions to ensure complete and comprehensive proposal estimates, schedules and SOW for program leadership approval.

  • Coordinate with the customer on issues to meet milestones/delivery dates.

  • Manage internal major change boards. Identify action items and manage to closure.

  • Provide visibility and change project development and/or execution status to upper management. Provide recommendations to program leadership and the team for any work around to meet critical milestones. Coordinate with program leadership and customer to resolve issues and improve processes.

  • Deploy Engineers and support organizations to ensure effective engineering and change management, development, and coordination.

  • Position requires proven skill in leading initiatives and the ability to interface with all levels of management and employees.

  • Travel will be required minimum 25%.


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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience OR a Master's degree with 7 years of related experience OR a PhD with 4 years of related experience.

  • Previous leadership experience.

  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.

  • Demonstrated experience with contract change development and execution.


  • Master's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 9 years of related experience OR a Master's degree with 7 years of related experience OR a PhD with 4 years of related experience.

  • Experience w/ taking top level concepts and translating into detailed plans & execution.

  • Strong written and communication skills.

  • Prior experience with briefing executive level leadership.

  • Ability to obtain DoD Secret Clearance.

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.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.