Manager Systems Engineering 3, Colorado Springs, Co

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Colorado Springs, CO

Requisition ID: R10085695
Category: Engineering
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: SCI
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space work connects and protects millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The Integrated National Systems (INS) Engineering organization within the Payload & Ground Systems division of Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector seeks a Senior Engineering Manager to assume the Engineering Business Partner role for the Space Surveillance & Environmental Intelligence (SSEI) Operating Unit.  The position reports directly to the INS Colorado Springs Engineering Site Director.

In this role, the candidate understands the goals and priorities of INS engineering and the SSEI OU organizations, ensuring and supporting excellent program technical execution, providing independent assessment of program technical activities, and coaching program engineering leaders.

The selected candidate will assist the INS engineering organization in multiple activities, and requires a broad engineering knowledge base in Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT), Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, and Operations & Sustainment (O&S).  The ideal candidate will have experience in Chief Engineer and SEIT Lead roles, and a strong background in engineering management, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with the SSEI OU programs.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Primary engineering liaison to the SSEI OU Director.
Develops a fundamental understanding of technical execution on key SSEI programs.
Proactively mentors and coaches key engineering program leadership (Chief Engineer, SEIT Lead, SW Lead, HW Lead, etc.)
Supports IPRS program Return to Green (RTG) activities for engineering elements.
Ensures program engineering leadership are driving technical RTG plans.
Understands and supports major program/proposal milestones and reviews including startup and independent reviews.
Briefs INS Engineering Leadership staff on key SSEI OU program execution and milestones
Drive common building blocks on programs/proposals.
Reviews and approves OU level ROMs & Proposals.
Leads SAARR and CECAT OU level analysis and documentation.
Attends OU Director staff meetings.
Attends monthly program PRA meetings.


Basic Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 12 years of progressive technical experience in engineering.
5+ years of leadership experience in engineering or related technical fields.
Has solid understanding of the engineering development lifecycle across multiple engineering disciplines (SEIT, SW, HW, O&S)
Has knowledge and experience with digital transformation initiatives and development tools.
Must have a current active SSBI investigation and the ability to obtain and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a STEM discipline with a minimum of 12 years of progressive technical experience in engineering.
10+ years of leadership experience in engineering or related technical fields.
Understanding of business development and capture strategies, Earned Value Management/Cost Account Management (EVM/CAM), program risk management, and technical, cost, & schedule impacts as it relates to managing engineering projects.
Active TS/SCI security clearance

Salary Range: $161,100 USD – $240,100 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

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