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Manager Electronics Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10077037

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 50% 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Are you passionate about building high performing teams? Are you a champion of continuous improvement? Are you known as a critical thinker who can influence change? Do effectively partner as an engaged stakeholder with collaborating functions?  If this is you, keep reading!

The SSSD Electronics & Payloads (E&P) engineering directorate and Next Gen Polar (NGP) program are sourcing a Manager 3 Mission Payload Deputy IPT Lead to join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will split time (approximately 50/50) between Northrop Grumman sites in Redondo Beach, CA and Azusa, CA. The NGP Mission Payload SSSD Deputy IPT Lead will be a member of Azusa’s IPT management team and represent the Payload IPT at Space Park program execution meetings. The position will report functionally within Space Park and programmatically to the Payload IPT Manager in Azusa.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage interactions between the Space Park program team and Azusa payload team to build strong cross-IPT and cross-division partnerships
  • Represent the Payload IPT at Space Park program execution meetings (ERB, ROMB, CCB, Liens, etc)
  • Become actively involved in daily operations when required to meet schedules or to resolve complex problems
  • Develop and track key measures of success, and implement corrective actions where needed
  • Lead engagement with Payload Aerospace and USG counterparts
  • Manage Payload Space Park to Azusa programmatic logistics including IWO revisions, SOW/DID updates, and proposal integration
  • Manage oversight of Azusa to Space Park IWOs, including cost, schedule, quality, and baseline control

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. in STEM discipline from an ABET accredited university with nine (9) years of engineering professional experience; OR M.S degree in STEM discipline from an ABET accredited university with seven (7) years of engineering professional experience; OR PhD in STEM technical discipline from an ABET accredited university with four (4) years of engineering professional experience
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in project or program management involving electronics hardware
  • Experience with SSSD (Space Park) processes
  • Experience with Earned Value Management System practices
  • Experience with subcontract management or intra-company work order (IWO) management
  • Active U.S. Government security clearance at the Secret level

Preferred Qualifications

  • Nine (9) years of experience in project or program management involving electronics hardware
  • Familiarity with infrared sensor products
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) across all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to work across organizational boundaries to create an inclusive and collaborative work environment
  • Active U.S. Government security clearance at the Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years, OR an active U.S. Government SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the last 5 years, OR a Department of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

    Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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.