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Avionics Integration – East Department Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10078427

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SAP
  • 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: 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring an Avionics Integration - East Department Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Melbourne, FL

This leader will be responsible for leading approximately 100 employees in the Avionics Integration organization.  This leader will be championing diversity, equity and inclusion to foster a high-performing, motivated and engaged culture, and managing the processes and tools used by Avionics Integration to ensure the engineers are trained, equipped, and empowered to support Aeronautic Systems programs and captures as well as other efforts. The Avionics Integration team is responsible for product development oversight and integration in the following areas: electronics design and fabrication, assembly and test; ground electronics, communications and mission payloads, antenna, lasers and sensors, weapons payloads.

This position will report to the Director of Avionics Integration and will be a key member of the Avionics Integration leadership team.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding skill demands to support multiple divisions and programs, 
  • Developing strategies to meet current and future skills needs for the department 
  • Incorporating initiatives and best practices to improve performance
  • Incorporating strategies to help develop critical skills.
  • Providing leadership, shaping the Avionics Integration - West strategic vision and direction, as well as providing oversight of all major functions within the organization.
  • Define training and development plans for both existing and incoming employees in the department and foster a culture of learning that includes active mentoring and knowledge sharing within the organization
  • Drive improved employee engagement and appreciation through verbal, written, and tangible recognition, events, and personal interactions
  • Act as a contributor to the Avionics Integration Community of Practice (CoP), contributing to individual CoP and sub-CoP strategies, training and development requirements, and process and tools management plans and budgets
  • Equitably manage the yearly cycles for promotions, merits, and bonuses that affordably balances the experience base across the organization, and achieve retention objectives


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) and 9 years of engineering experience
  • 7 years of combined technical and management experience
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain additional Special Access Program (SAP) clearance 


  • Proven leadership and communication skills
  • Prior functional management Experience
  • Significant Engineering Management Experience
  • Proven ability to provide ongoing coaching and performance feedback to direct reports
  • Current Special Access Program (SAP) access 
  • Active Top Secret Clearance

Salary Range: $147,700 USD - $221,500 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

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 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.