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Electronics Engineering Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10080380

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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.

Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for an Electronics Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Palmdale, CA. This position will manage the Avionics Integration Engineering home room as well as support one of Northrop’s program efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensuring members have sufficient statement of work, making decisions regarding awards, balancing resources among programs, and verifying proper charging practices are followed
  • Managing member performance, creating and delivering performance evaluations, overseeing the salary review process, and supervising employee development and mentoring efforts (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers)
  • Coordinating with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section, and managing employee movement between programs
  • Making sure members are familiar with and use required engineering processes and tools
  • Meeting indirect budget targets and interpreting higher level guidance for implementation within the organization.

The people management responsibilities described above, are expected to account for anaverage of 20% of the candidate’s time. The remaining percentage of the candidate’s time is to perform project assigned engineering responsibilities within the Special Programs Communications IPT. For candidates currently assigned to the Special Programs Communications IPT, any tasking to be reassigned, (if any), must be coordinated with candidate’s current project lead.

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, and you 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 develop 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 9 years of relevant experience; OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and motivating a team
  • Demonstrated experience in avionics with a focus on payload, RADAR, or communication systems and subsystems.
  • Current active DoD Secret clearance with initial investigation or re-investigation in the last five (5) years OR under Continuous Evaluation
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company to meet its business needs. This PAR is required to be obtained prior to the first day of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering discipline
  • Highly proficient in technical team management of avionics engineers and direct customer relations. Demonstrated experience in leading complex technical projects to successful completion by meeting technical, cost and schedule requirements and satisfying customer expectations.
  • Current active Program Access


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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.