Manager Systems Engineering 2Rolling Meadows, IL

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 Mission Systems is seeking a candidate to direct a team of engineers within a section of the Aircraft Survivability (ACS) Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) functional homeroom.

The successful candidate will join our high performing, Systems Engineering team in developing IR counter measure systems for some of the most advanced systems in the U.S. arsenal. This will include support for programs in all phases of the engineering life cycle to include development, integration and sustainment programs.

The selected candidate will clearly demonstrate strong management skills and will have a track record as a motivated leader, an effective communicator, and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. They will have an ability to operate in a team environment and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish team and department goals.

This is a dual-role manager position, balancing the overall Functional oversight and management of a Systems Engineering group of 10-15 engineers, against performance of productive work on a program or several programs. The candidate will spend ~20% of their time on support of the organization (functional duties) and ~80% of their time on technical program work. The management side involves organizational administrative activities and helping their employees' performance and career development through guidance and training. The direct program work may include systems engineering technical work, conducting design reviews, IPT leadership, consulting, proposal support, or any other appropriate technical function.

Specific management responsibilities include:

•Recruiting and retention


•Career guidance and goal-setting

•Performance evaluations

•Compensation evaluations and coordination

•Policy dissemination

•Employee inclusion and engagement

•Staffing, workload planning/forecasting and time charge approvals

•Engineering process development and maintenance

•Development and implementation of departmental vision and strategies

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

  • Additional benefits

  • Education Assistance

  • Training and Development

  • 9/80 Schedule

Basic Qualifications:

•Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, or other closely related technical degree including computer science or physics, plus 9 years of experience (or Master of Science degree plus 7 years of experience) in systems engineering, and/or engineering program/project management.

•Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate diverse and inclusive teams in a significant leadership role.

•Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

•Solid understanding of the Systems Engineering process.

•U.S citizen and must have an Active Secret Clearance prior to start, or ability to obtain an Interim Secret Clearance prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Prior experience in the aerospace/defense industry

•Prior experience with IR technology

•Advanced degree in engineering.

•Eligibility for Top Secret, SAP, and/or SCI access.

•3+ years of experience leading teams in a functional, programmatic or technical capacity.

Salary Range: $145,000 - $217,400

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.