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Manager 2 – Pathways Engineering

Requisition ID: R10002633

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Azusa - CA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time 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.

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman’s Space Sector, Payload and Ground Systems Division in Azusa, CA, is seeking a qualified Manager 2 for the Pathways Engineering Department. The Pathways program is an early career rotational program where junior engineers will gain a variety of exposure, experiences, and education in breadth and depth through three one-year rotations across engineering disciplines. The position is a functional management position that reports directly to the Director of Engineering and Manufacturing.

The successful candidate will provide functional management for approximately four engineering homeroom manages of diverse disciplines and will oversee the budgeting, recruiting, and strategic development for approximately 80 junior engineers and 25 engineering interns each summer.  The position requires engineering knowledge and leadership to help establish and execute effective technical program work and support junior engineers in rotations like data analysis, launch rehearsal, software development, TVAC testing, mechanical design, electrical design, manufacturing, cybersecurity, etc. 

Management activities include supporting college hiring activities, interviewing and hiring staff, performance planning and appraisals, and professional development of staff.  The candidate will also be required to integrate input from internal departments, program leadership, and other departments to develop rotational assignments and opportunities for the Pathways team members.  Candidate must work effectively in a collaborative teaming environment, involving close coordination with program management, functional management, human resources, and various campus organizations. Candidate must also possess the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Furthermore, the candidate may be asked to perform key technical assignments on flagship space programs including: Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Defense Support Program (DSP), Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), and others.  Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree within a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • 5 years of related technical experience
  • 3+ years of engineering functional management experience
  • Prior experience leading or collaborating with engineering & executive leadership to implement strategic initiatives
  • Experience with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD Security Clearance (US citizenship required)
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) required and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success collaborating and leading technical teams.
  • Ability to provide career development guidance to new college graduates throughout the first 3 years of their career
  • Proven track record as a trusted advisor and partner with business leadership, along with demonstrated project management, analytical and process orientation skills


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree within a STEM field
  • ​7+ years of experience, and 5+ years of functional management experience
  • Active security Clearance
  • Experience managing an interdisciplinary engineering support staff
  • Experience with lean or agile principles and process optimization
  • Experience with technical development program design, development, or delivery
  • Prior experience leading early career and intern staff

Salary Range: 127800 - 191600

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.