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Manager Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10082872

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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: 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 has an opening for a RQ-4 ROK/Japan Lab Operations Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization.

This leadership role is located in San Diego, CA.

The Lab Operations Manager is responsible for managing the design, development, and implementation of new lab capabilities, in addition to the planning, operations and maintenance of the RQ-4 ROK/Japan Lab.  This will include leading a team of Test Directors, System Test Engineers, Design Engineers, System Administrators, and Technicians.  The position requires technical knowledge of various systems, design, development, implementation, and testing with a strong foundation in laboratory integration and test.  The selected candidate must act with speed, guide others in producing quality work, be self-motivated, and have the ability to communicate complex technical issues and solutions.  A successful track record of program performance, and test experience is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with support homerooms and providing timely resource forecasts to ensure proper staffing is in place to execute the SOW

  • Managing cost, schedule, and technical performance of lab capital projects as well as providing inputs to yearly capital plans and long-range strategic planning

  • Driving process rigor, ensure compliance to meet company, program, and security requirements

  • Driving technical and process rigor for lab configuration

  • Tracking leading indicator technical metrics to detect and prevent issues

  • Ensure lab assets meet test requirements for formal testing

  • Continually coordinate lab status and issues and solutions with the IPT and across IPTs

  • Continually seek to improve lab integration & test engineering rigor and efficiency

  • Ensure CRs are properly reviewed for Lab cost & schedule impacts

  • Support proposal activities

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

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.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline and 9 years of related professional / military experience, 7years with a master’s degree

  • Prior leadership experience in a managerial, lead or supervisory capacity

  • Must have experience in lab integration and test activities

  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret clearance

  • Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

  • Previous experience working directly with customers and suppliers

  • Systems Test or Systems Engineering background

  • Proven leadership skills


Salary Range: $134,600 USD - $201,800 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.