Manager Systems Engineering 2 (Satellite/Space Systems)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: August 5, 2022
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 selected candidate is expected to be self-directed and leverage
previous experience to effectively lead a department responsible
for Launch Integration and Flight Reliability Engineering across
programs in both Advanced Programs and Satellite Systems
As the SE functional lead for these areas, the prospective
candidate should have extensive experience in at least Launch
Vehicle Integration/operations, Reliability Engineering or System
Safety, and familiarity with all three, as duties will include
leading and performing activities in all three areas.
Furthermore, the candidate should have ample experience across the
full program lifecycle, from concept development through
operations. In all three areas, the prospective manager will be
expected not only to lead and perform program activities, but also
to mentor engineers to help grow our collective expertise to
achieve world-class capabilities in the department. If not an
expert in one or two of these areas, the senior manager is expected
to work their senior staff to ensure the rest of the team is
The functional and personnel management duties are expected to be
roughly quarter time, with higher levels required during annual
reviews and other personnel milestones. Thus, the selected
individual will be expected to perform a significant amount of
direct program and/or proposal support.
- Lead technical-staff planning, assignments, career development,
performance assessments and compensation management activities for
the assigned Systems Engineering staff.
- Coach, support and motivate a high-performing Systems
- Lead SE peer reviews as well as support formal program and
- Set and promote high standards for quality and safety; foster
engagement for technical excellence
- Direct and review the work of SE staff, ensuring its
completeness, accuracy and adherence to established TSSD Systems
Engineering processes and technical procedures.
- Identify the SE skills & experience needed for program
execution and lead the recruiting, hiring and training of new
- Support new business development, including review of technical
and cost volumes, detailed Basis of Estimates (BOE) using
established Work Breakdown Structures and related new business
- Direct and coordinate the development of system requirements
and specifications for various systems through multiple program
- Support pre-proposal analysis, proposal development, mission
and system analysis, specification and interface development,
design review, testing, problem resolution and customer
- Support space vehicle design/development to ensure that
customer & internal goals for safety, mission success, and
performance are met.
- Support program Engineering Configuration Change Board (CCB),
Corrective Action Board (CAB) and Failure Review Boards (FRB), as
- Identify technical issues, propose solution options, and follow
through to resolve the issues with minimal supervision.
- Interface with internal and external customers and associates
in engineering, manufacturing, integration and test, safety and
mission assurance, and program management.
- Prepare weekly status reports and periodic technical reports
for senior management to document individual and collective status
on program(s) and pursuit(s).
- Support EVMS baseline generation, tracking/maintenance and
variance analysis (as required).
- Perform related management duties as assigned by the Sr.
Director of Systems Engineering or Engineering VPLaunch Integration
- Define and verify space vehicle-to-launch vehicle interface
requirements and support space-vehicle launch campaign management
activities at a variety of launch sites (Kwajalein, Cape Canaveral,
Vandenberg AFB, Baikonur, French Guiana, etc).
- Manage interface with customer safety and launch integration
personnel (NASA GSFC/JPL/..., DoD/USAF/..., etc), and support
ground operations and launch mission working groups.
- Interface with launch vehicle providers, including Antares,
Space X (Falcon 9/Starship) and United Launch Alliance
(Vulcan/Atlas V) to ensure each space vehicle is integrated,
tested, launched and operated safely and reliably.Reliability
Engineering responsibilities include:
- Develop, coordinate and conduct technical reliability,
maintainability and availability studies and evaluations of
engineering design concepts
- Analyze preliminary plans and develop reliability and
maintainability engineering programs to achieve company, customer
and governmental agency reliability and maintainability
- Perform reliability analyses (Reliability predictions, FMECAs,
FTAs, etc), review Engineering Change Proposals, and generate
formal whitepapers and failure reports.
- Develop reliability program growth plans and conduct
reliability growth analysis.
- Identify opportunities for improvement based on review of
failure data and support development and implementation of system
- Identify Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System
(FRACAS) trends to
- Identify and prioritize failure modes to investigate for
corrective actions.System Safety Engineering (including ground,
range, and flight safety) responsibilities include:
- Perform fundamental aerospace safety tasking, including
generation of fault trees, functional hazard analysis, FMEA/FMECA,
software system safety analysis, sneak circuit analysis, bent pin
analysis, and system/subsystem hazard analysis.
- Interpret system requirements, customer specifications, and
military standards to develop appropriate safety requirements for
hazard mitigation or elimination.
- Identify & analyze hazards, develop & implement appropriate
hazard controls, and follow-through to ensure controls are
appropriately implemented in training, designs, procurement,
manufacturing, assembly, test, storage, and hazardous operations by
personnel supporting assigned programs
- Generate and update required System Safety documents, including
SSPP, RHA, SCA, FTA, BPA, SSHA, SDP, SARs.
- Apply environmental, military, federal, national, and industry
regulatory safety standards and codes, including MIL-STD-882, NASA
Standards (8719.9, 8719.17, 8719.12), AFSPCMAN 91-710, NIOSH, OSHA,
NFPA, DOE, CFR, ASTM, ANSI, RCC, AFOSH, & PESHE.
- Apply engineering principles to assess design compliance of a
complex aerospace system and synthesize rationale and justification
for Ground/Range/Flight Safety relief requests and product
- Analyze existing Integration and Test processes to demonstrate
customer and internal requirements are met for both safety and
mission success, whether at the launch site, or at our
- Conduct system-level analyses to architect/design
next-generation mission concepts (satellite servicing, space
logistics, etc) to maximize mission success without compromising
compliance with customer, government and internal flight safety
- This Manager role requires functional personnel management of
over 15-30 system engineers and/or related subject-matter
experts.The candidate will work with cross-discipline team members
and therefore must have excellent communication skills,
presentation experience and the ability to work seamlessly with a
diverse community of engineers and managers to achieve the goals of
the systems team. The candidate must have the ability to build
consensus and resolve conflict.
- BS Degree in STEM Science Technology Engineering or Math and 12
years of experience (or 9 years with a MS/M.ENG degree) in mission
design, space or ground systems design, development, manufacture,
test or operations, including 4-6 years of functional or project
team leadership positions.
- Electrical power systems and/or mechanical engineering
- Must have U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Top
- Significant knowledge of Reliability, Maintainability, and
System Safety Engineering design practices.
- Experience conducting Reliability analyses and verification, to
include experience with performing reliability predictions, FMECA
(failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis), and fault tree
- Experience with Windchill Quality Solutions Reliability
- Solid expertise and experience with statistical concepts and
analysis, to include trend and statistical analysis employing
Bayesian inference, Weibull, and other statistical modeling
- Ability to read and interpret Engineering
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, technical
writing experience, and an ability to perform oral presentations in
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