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Manager Systems Engineering 3- Secret Clearance Required

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

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.

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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems seeks to fill the position of Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS) Weapon System lead on the Sustainment and Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS) contract. Work will be performed in Colorado Springs, CO. Candidates must have the following skills: team leadership, Agile development, full life cycle engineering project processes (requirements development, allocation, system development, and verification), cybersecurity, global supply chain, risk management, mission assurance, planning, coordination, scheduling, interface definition and testing (delivery, selloff, and operations experience). Successful candidates will also have the ability to lead SMORS organic growth related to the PARCS system by orchestrating the Engineering Change Process through coordination of candidate projects with the Government customer and guide team development of technical solutions, cost estimates, and proposals.

The selected candidate will work in a dynamic and changing environment supporting multiple tasks. Candidates must work well in a team environment that requires extensive interface with executive management, customer, supplier level management, various geographically dispersed performance locations, other project leads, and other functional organizations supporting SMORS. Must also possess the ability to plan ahead, develop program schedules, and be adaptive to address schedule issues and difficult situations. Excellent communication skills and be able to skillfully present and convey complex technical and project information in a clear and logical manner. In addition to supporting major program reviews, candidate must be able to organize and participate in informal discussions with technical and management stakeholders to effectively discuss project status, issues, opportunities, and plan adjustments.
The selected candidate will be responsible for the planning and execution of all PARCS-related projects, to include defining and adjusting the PARCS team organization as needed to be successful in executing those projects. The PARCS Weapon System lead will interface extensively with the Engineering and Global Supply Chain organizations to coordinate staffing adjustments and support career development of PARCS NG team members.

Candidate must be overall system/big picture thinkers with a desire to drive continuous process and system improvements. Top candidate will possess breadth and experience in multiple mission areas, program phases, and team management. This requisition is for a Manager, Systems Engineering 3 (S03) with final grade determination based on experience level.

Basic Qualifications:
--- U.S. Citizenship with active or current DoD Secret clearance
--- Bachelor's degree with 10 years combined experience in team organization, overseeing multiple technical/engineering projects, and project management, to include budget/cost account management
--- Experience leading cross-functional engineering teams and demonstrated ability to lead organic growth through the engineering change process
--- Familiarity or experience with Agile software development methodologies, i.e. Scrum, Kanban, SAFe
--- Experience in using a requirements management tool, such as DOORS
--- Familiarity with MS Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
--- Ability to travel for site activities and customer meetings, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:
--- Understanding of technical, cost, schedule impacts on a program and ability to lead process improvements including root cause analysis, process development, and program training
--- Understanding of program organic growth and profitability improvement strategies and experience in proposal development
--- Demonstrated leadership ability to include organizational effectiveness and delegating responsibility effectively and holding teams accountable for results
--- Knowledge of the SMORS program, Missile Warning/Space Situational Awareness domain, Missile Defense, and Space Systems Command (SSC) customer
--- Knowledge of phased array radar technology
--- Knowledge of Virtual Machine computer systems architecture
--- Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
--- Demonstrated ability to operate in a fast pace, diverse environment
--- Capabilities to give and take direction, applying a collaborative work style focused on completing the task at hand
--- Project Management Institute project management certification
--- Experience managing the sustainment of a complex system of systems requiring Software and Hardware engineering, system integration activities, and change management to include technical order development/maintenance
--- Familiarity with system High-altitude Electro Magnetic Pulse (HEMP) hardening requirements and procedures
--- Experience in transitioning organizations to Agile and executing Agile projects
--- Experience managing diverse, geographically separated teams consisting of employees and subcontract teammates

Salary Range: $155,400 USD - $233,200 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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