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Manager Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10063404

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Oxnard, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

Job Summary

We are looking for an Engineering Manager 2.  This position is available at the Northrop Grumman facility at Oxnard CA, as part of the Northrop Grumman Space Components and Strategic Business Deployables Operating Unit, which specializes in deployable systems for spacecraft such as solar arrays, instrument booms, extendible support structures, and reflector boom antennas/deployable booms/masts.

As a key strategic member of the Northrop Grumman Space Components and Strategic Businesses-Deployables leadership team, the Engineering Manager 2 is responsible for leading the a design team for the planning, standardizing, implementing and enhancing product design, analysis and test processes and methods that support the value stream organization (VSO) and its objectives. 

The manager position is to provide technical and functional leadership for design staff for the Antenna/Reflector Value Stream (VS) team.  The Antenna/Reflector VS team is responsible for the specification and design and manufacturing, assembly, test and installation oversight of spacecraft reflector and antenna sub-systems.  These sub-systems are ultra-lightweight, of high stiffness and strength, compact stowage volume and scalable to different configurations, sizes, transmit and receive requirements and power levels.

Through collaboration with Engineering product team leads and other functional managers, the Engineering Manager is responsible for resource management and prioritization to provide prompt response and situational resolutions to meet all VSO goals and objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Design Engineering Antenna/Reflector team on design for manufacturability, process capability, and production builds of new product or product revisions.  Develop and implement an improved design development process. 
  • Accountable to the Deployables Operating Unit Design Engineering Manager for meeting the Engineering safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers within the entire product value streams.  Ensures plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements.
  • Collaborates with Value Stream Owner (Site Operations Leader) for meeting the Engineering safety, quality, delivery and cost expectations of internal and external customers within entire product value streams.  Ensures plans are developed and executed to meet internal and external customer requirements or product revisions.
  • Develop and implement an improved design development process.
  • Deploy engineering resources to meet customer demands.  Manage department priorities.
  • Continuously improve Engineering Daily Management, process standards, tools and risk management.  Create, maintain and improve standards for all engineering drawings, specifications and design for manufacturability.
  • Ownership and accountability for effective hand-offs through all functional and process center areas.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Master Scheduling, Product Value Stream Managers and Business Support Functions (Program Managers, Finance, Contracts, HR, etc.), including proposal support, to achieve product and site goals via sharing of resources, tools, equipment, processes, etc.
  • Provide Engineering leadership and owns employee development and mentoring.
  • Establish and maintain metrics that provide real-time visibility to measure, monitor, and control process performance, including key inputs, outputs, and early warning event triggers.
  • Assist Design Engineering Manager on integration of the Goleta and Oxnard Deployables sites and improving overall engineering execution. 
  • Assist Design Engineering Manager develop and implement the Goleta and Oxnard Deployables engineering operating model and organizational design.  Evaluate and implement engineering best practices from the legacy Goleta Deployables and Astro businesses.  Implement engineering daily management standards, business systems and tools, and align improvement focus with Operations team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Engineering require.
  • A minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s Degree, or 7 years’ experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • 3 years leadership experience in a management role or combined years as a technical design lead, with 2 or more staff assigned to provide technical guidance or leadership.
  • Excellent communication skills – presentation, oral, written, and listening.
  • Proven track record of managing direct reports of various disciplines and ability to lead multiple engineering disciplines to reach common goals and objectives.
  • Ability to provide technical communication and coordination with senior leadership.
  • Experience with budget and cost management.  Ability to organize and manage multiple products/programs with the focus on delivering within cost and on schedule.
  • Combination of industry knowledge, leadership skills, management expertise and in-depth knowledge of the design engineering process.  Strong knowledge in engineering systems and processes such as CAD and GD&T.
  • Detailed knowledge of mechanical design, structures, mechanisms, release and drive actuators, and material selection.
  • Proven ability to perform problem analysis and resolution using lean and continuous improvement tools and tactics to satisfy customer and business needs.
  • Requires knowledge and experience with implementation and execution of process standards, systems, processes, and business tools focused on engineering and technical risk management identification and mitigation.
  • Ability to travel between the Oxnard, CA and Goleta, CA sites and travel to support customers.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance is required.
  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Engineering MS degree preferred.
  • 2 years minimum functional manager experience

Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.