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Manager Electrical Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10057782

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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 Space Systems (NGSS) Sector designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. As a division of NGSS, our Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. TSSD is a leading supplier of space hardware that powers and enables satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division is looking for an Integration & Test Engineering Manager 3 for our Dulles, VA Satellite Manufacturing Facility.  This Department Manager role will lead a department of over 100 Electronics and RF Engineers and Technicians responsible for the integration and testing of Space Flight Hardware, in support of both commercial and government programs, to include test planning, development and execution. 

Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to develop strong leadership behaviors within the team. The candidate will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics, integrity, inclusion and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Perform resource planning and staffing to meet program demands.
  • Leads efforts around employee inclusion, engagement, mentoring and career development.
  • Develops the team's capabilities in Operation Excellence, Software Scripting, Test Engineering, Test Execution and Implementation of Process Improvements.
  • Provides Leadership for the technical direction of the Electrical and RF Test Areas for Satellite Integration and Test.
  • Coordinates with Program Management, Development Engineering, Operation Areas, and Manufacturing Management to ensure plans are created and resolve technical issues.
  • Accountability for and tracking of department overhead budgets.
  • Performance Review and Compensation planning for both Direct and Indirect reports in the Department.
  • Ensures that corrective measures meet acceptable reliability standards and that documentation is compliant with requirements.
  • Acts with agility to business needs and interacts in a collaborative way to motivate diverse, cross functional teams, including both internal and external members, to achieve positive business results, including operating decisions, scheduling requirements and contractual clarification.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 10+ years of experience in Test and Integration OR Master's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 7+ years of experience in Test and Integration.
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven demonstrated leadership skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must have the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SCI access.
  • Must be able to work full time on-site in Dulles, VA
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success collaborating and leading technical teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in STEM discipline.
  • Experience working in a Test Engineering Environment with an emphasis in Electrical or RF Engineering
  • Strong orientation to change in a dynamic test environment
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Extensive experience within Integration & Test organizations
  • Experience leading cross-functional organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in ERP, MES, Lean Manufacturing and/or 5S type programs

Salary Range: $176,636 USD - $223,000 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.