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Digital Products Assistant Department Manager – Manager Electronics Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10047202

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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 is looking for an Assistant Department Manager (DM) for the Digital Products Department - an organization of 100+ engineers that develop digital hardware units for space applications, including modulators, demodulators, command and telemetry units and digital communication products. The successful candidate should possess people, processes and project management skills and understand all phases of unit development, including but not limited to proposal and costing, requirements derivation, design, verification, and testing, as well as the tools that enable success during the unit development lifecycle.

Primary responsibility is to assist the Department Manager in the day to day operations of the department; specific tasks include: oversee on-going process excellence and OPM activities; support proposal activities and new business development; ensure programs are adequately staffed and hiring goals are met; enforce process compliance and support process improvement initiatives; work with customers to ensure expectations are fully met; support capital and indirect resource planning and control; identify employee training needs; and provide career guidance and performance assessment of 10 to 15 direct senior staff engineers.  The role will have broad exposure to other product/process areas across Northrop Grumman Space Systems and will require a demonstrated ability to work with multiple disciplines to ensure the successful development & insertion of key digital space flight hardware in an increasingly cost-competitive environment.

Basic Qualifications: 

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

  • 7 years of digital unit design and/or digital slice design 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, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR

    • SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR

    • Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s or PhD Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Recognition within the broader organization as a Subject Matter Expert, Responsible Design Engineer or Integrated Product Team Lead for Digital Electronics for Space Systems

  • Familiarity with NGSS technical & administrative processes and procedures is highly desired

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership abilities

  • Demonstrations of excellent communications skills which include the ability to verbally articulate and to make effective presentations, and to prepare clear and concise written reports are desired.

  • Experienced in product development, proposal support, managing capital and indirect budgets

  • Experience as a functional manager

  • An ability to manage and balance competing interests/priorities



Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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.