Requisition ID: R10156696

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Clearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

We are looking for you to join our team as an Airworthiness Systems Engineering Manager based out of San Diego, CA. As an Airworthiness Systems Engineering Manager at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You'll Get to Do:

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, 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 build 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. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is you…keep reading!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineering Manager to manage the Office of Airworthiness Consulting and Certification (OACC). The Systems Engineering Manager will be responsible to support the N-OSSM Operating Unit within the SPAN Business Unit, and oversee NGMS Airworthiness across the sector reporting to NGMS Airworthiness Executive in collaboration with the Director of NGMS Experimental Flight Ticket Office (EFTO). This position will be located in San Diego, CA.

Essential Functions:

•  Ensure successful airworthiness compliance, implementation, control, and validation of internal and external airworthiness efforts.

•  Lead a multidisciplinary team to develop airworthiness requirements, consulting with Program Management, Engineering Teams, a IPTs, and execute airworthiness recommendations to demonstrate designed capabilities have met airworthiness requirements.

•  Define and maintain standard Airworthiness processes and metrics across the SPAN BU, driving early non-compliance identification and resolution.

•  Collaboration with NGAS Lead AW team to support NGC Enterprise airworthiness goals.

•  Define and roadmap Airworthiness Certification efforts across the NGMS Sector, driving reuse and commonality across several sites through continuous collaboration while ensuring appropriate airworthy configuration identification and management.

•  Work with AW Executive and EFTO Director to develop and implement long term strategies for improving NGMS Sector definition and control.

•  Utilize AW Agile Stakeholder methodologies which will enable rapid capability insertion and reduce time to field Implement tools, technologies, and procedure to enable more efficient integration.

•  Communicate with customers and manage customer expectations through collaboration with Program Management and Chief Engineer. 

•  Monitor and advise the creation and modification of software airworthiness requirements to meet civil and military certification requirements.

•  Ensure consistent vertical and horizontal collaboration across the NGMS teams with respect to managing AW impacts to software and hardware compatibility and changes.

•  Presentation skills to effectively provide status to internal executive management and customers.

•  Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees, management, and customers.

•  Demonstrated ability to lead airworthiness efforts of complex systems.

•  Demonstrated ability to lead and develop airworthiness processes and procedures.

This position will require onsite work at Spectrum Center in Kearney Mesa, CA.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in engineering or science and 9 years of related experience or 7 years with a Masters or 5 years with PhD.
  • Experience utilizing Earned Value Management System.
  • Experience in staff planning and forecasting for multiple programs.
  • Experience directly or indirectly managing a team of individuals in a technical environment
  • Demonstrated work experience in manned and/or unmanned aircraft systems with management of technical airworthiness planning and verification support including development and negotiation of airworthiness plans, basis of certifications, means of compliance, and certification activities.
  • Experience with MIL-HDBK-516C, MIL-STD 882E / military standards for Airworthiness.
  • A current active in-scope U.S. Government DoD Secret security clearance is required to start with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance and Special Program Access (SAP).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university.
  • Design Engineering experience in one or more of the following areas: Air Vehicle Subsystems, Avionics, Mission Payload
  • Experience with one or more of the following: MIL-STDs-1797, 810, 1530, 3013, 704, 1796
  • USAF Airworthiness Policy Directives, Instructions, and Airworthiness Bulletins (AWB)
  • Airworthiness Risk Assessments (AWRA), program risks, and hazard analyses
  • A current U.S. Government DoD Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background
  • Civil (FAA, TC, EASA) or DoD (USAF, USN, US Army) Aviation Certification experience
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.