At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nations history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, theyre making history.
The Mission Engineering Section Manager is responsible for providing the leadership and guidance to the employees working in resiliency and Rapid Prototyping (R&RP) program area, while supporting the Systems Engineering Directorate and NGAS Business Development areas in pursuit of future space system capabilities and innovative capability enablers.
The Mission Engineering Section Manager is a dual-hat System Engineering Manager responsible for both section management (up to 20% of time) and the remaining technical/product (individual contributor) responsibilities will account for 80% or more of time. Along with reporting into one or more programs or business area mission campaigns, the Section Manager is also a member of the Mission Engineering Department within the Communication Systems and Mission Engineering (CSME) Center, with responsibilities to perform planning, resourcing, and staffing; staff career development; staff performance management; and issues resolution.
The Mission Engineering Section Manager is responsible for the cultivation of mission engineering talent, the characterization of mission engineering statement of work (SOW), and the integration of mission engineering capabilities and processes into emerging and ongoing enterprises. The Section Manager is a functional home room (FHR) management point of contact for the Section, supporting and implementing all applicable functional initiatives.
Attributes of Mission Engineering include exploration and discovery in the problem space, customer intimacy, clean sheet of paper approaches, alternative architectures, employment of modeling and simulation, multi-domain perspectives, and the emphasis of mission effectiveness over performance. Products of Mission Engineering processes include, concepts of operations (CONOPS), concept exploration rapid prototyping, the creation and validation of measures of effectiveness with associated evaluation architectures, quantitative analysis emphasizing responsiveness over rigor, new resource management approaches, and the cultivation of mission engineers.