Mgr Electronics Engineering 3

Requisition ID: 20026318

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Manhattan Beach
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

    Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.     Northrop Grumman Space Systems| Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) | Electronics & Payloads (E&P) directorate is seeking a Department Manager for Digital Products reporting to the Digital Products Center (DPC) Director. The Department Manager will lead a 100+ person technical organization developing processor, routing and switching, and digital communication subsystems. This is a full-time position dedicated to people, products and processes management.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  
  • Provide functional leadership and direction, including employee development, career planning and mentorship to department members
  • Define future department vision to support Sector business growth objectives and implement strategies for enabling products, tools, processes and skills
  • Create inclusive teams with engaged team member
  • Partner across Engineering organizations, Business Units, Programs and Divisions as part of a top performing functional team
  • Develop and execute engagement-related activities and plans
  • Guide in Process Working Groups, product development, proposal support, staffing and recruiting, and mentoring/people development
  • Manage employee performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers)
  • Ensure excellent program performance via process compliance and reviews, developing and improving key department processes, and collecting and reporting associated metrics
  • Manage day-to-day support for the operation of the functional organization and resolve critical/urgent program/technical issues
  • Develop and manage OPM, Capital and Indirect budgets
 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 and insertion of digital technologies in an increasingly cost-competitive environment.  You will be required to interface seamlessly with Northrop Grumman senior management, energize teams; project a friendly, positive attitude that promotes employee engagement and work cooperatively in a dynamic environment where change is the norm. The chosen candidate should demonstrate the ability to grasp complex issues, independently formulate analysis and proposed solutions, lead people, manage complex activities, manage risks and opportunities, present / brief issues to leadership, and positively represent the company to the customer. Must have the ability to create a collaborative, engaging work environment, manage and balance competing interests/priorities, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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Basic Qualifications:    
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or other Engineering field from an accredited institution
  • 7 years of digital unit, digital slice, digital board, and/or digital ASIC/FPGA design and development experience
  • Integrated Product Team lead experience in either design or sustaining phases
  • Proven leadership experience and the ability to manage engineers and technicians in a process driven environment.
  • Active SCI Clearance required to start

Preferred Qualifications:  
  • 14 years of experience developing Digital Electronics for military or spacecraft applications
  • Master or PhD Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Familiarity with NGSS technical & administrative processes and procedures is highly desired
  • Past experience managing small projects and generating proposals
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Recognition within the broader organization as a Subject Matter Expert, Responsible Design Engineer, or Integrated Product Team lead for Digital Electronics for Space Systems
  • Experience as a functional manager
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership abilities


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.

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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.