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Ground Systems Development Section Manager Electronics Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10046203

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, California, 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: 5

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.

The Ground Systems Development Department in Manhattan Beach, CA is seeking a supervisory section manager. The Section Manager will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 15 engineers who work on a variety of Digital or RF/Analog design and test technologies in support of Space programs. Strong communication, leadership, strategic thinking, effective execution, and team building skills are essential. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to section members, ensuring members have sufficient statement of work, managing member performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers), coordinating with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section, and ensuring their members are familiar with and use required engineering processes and tools.  The candidates will be the first point of contact for performance issues on programs involving section members and will make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution.  Responsibilities also include day-to-day operation of the functional organization including decisions regarding awards, performance evaluations, salary review process, employee development and mentoring, ensuring proper charging practices are followed, staffing inputs to the Department Manager, recruiting, and interpreting higher level guidance for implementation within the organization.

In addition to the people management responsibilities described above, which are expected to account for an average of 10-20% of the candidate’s time, the selected candidates will still perform most of his/her currently assigned project responsibilities.  Tasking to be reassigned, if any, must be coordinated with candidate’s current project lead.

Basic Qualifications:

  •      Bachelor of Science Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math discipline from an accredited institution

  •     5 years of experience in an engineering environment with BS degree or 3 years with MS degree

  •      Experience in development or test of custom electronic hardware

  •      Experience briefing to senior management and customers 

  •      Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  •       An advanced technical degree

  •       Experience leading teams in the development of custom electronic hardware

  •       Experience solving staff and resource issues is a plus 

  •       Experience with Digital and/or RF/Analog design and test is highly desirable.


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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.