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Digital Expansion Department Manager

Requisition ID: R10053182

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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.

Northrop Grumman SSSD has an opening for a Manager Systems Engineering 3 – SE Expansion Department Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Gilbert, AZ.

The Functional Department Manager will lead a group of 20+ engineers responsible for System Engineering activities across all System Engineering sub-disciplines. This includes requirements development, modeling and simulation, space vehicle design, specialty engineering, interface definition and verification planning and execution for complex systems for space programs across the sector. The SE Expansion Department Manager will be the main process focal point for SE processes at the Gilbert site location.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the SE Expansion department ensuring department members have sufficient statement of work, managing employee performance, coordinating with programs to ensure appropriate staff actions are developed and executed, and ensuring department employees are familiar with and use required engineering processes and tools. Responsibilities also include day-to-day operation of the functional organization such as balancing of resources among programs and resolving critical/urgent program issues. The SE Expansion Department Manager will also be required to unify System Engineering process and tools across the Gilbert site location and to support program stand-ups, technical reviews, deep dives, and NAR/ICE activities. In addition, the SE Expansion Department Manager will be responsible for helping to establish and grow SSSD System Engineering at the Gilbert site.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or other Engineering field from an accredited institution

- 7 years of digital FPGA/ASIC design and verification experience

- Proven technical, program or functional leadership experience

- Ability to manage engineers in a process driven environment

- Experience collaborating with employees within a department and across functional areas

- Candidate must have the ability to obtain a Secret/Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

- Master's or PhD Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

- Recognition within broader organization as a Subject Matter Expert or Integrated Product Team Lead for Digital Electronics in Space Systems

- Familiarity with NGSS Technical and Administrative processes and procedures in highly desired

- Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership abilities
- Aptitude to develop and execute to a strategy

- Self-directed technical leader with strong verbal and written communication skillsAZ24

- Active TS and/or SSBI 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.