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Guidance Navigation & Controls Manager 2 (Melbourne, FL)

Requisition ID: R10032528

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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’s Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Guidance Navigation & Controls (GNC) Engineering Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Melbourne, FL.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the functional engineering activities of approximately ten Guidance, Navigation & Controls (GNC) Engineers within a program.
  • Product integrity, process adherence, staffing, training, and tools.
  • Process oversight, participation in the performance review process, management of personnel records and participation in corrective or disciplinary actions.
  • Staffing responsibilities may include hiring, recruiting of personnel and working to ensure that engineers with the appropriate skills and experience are deployed.
  • The ability to manage training opportunities and budget allocations, as well as participation in tool, process, and metric initiatives is required.
  • In addition to functional Section Manager duties, the candidate will perform IPT engineering tasks, which will comprise most of the statement of work.
  • Team engagement is a key focus.
  • The ability to mentor, provide career guidance and coaching, and to lead others is required.
  • This position may require travel.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers” video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of professional/military experience related to aerospace engineering, OR a Master’s degree AND 5 years of professional/military experience related to aerospace engineering.
  • Must have knowledge of linear control principles and tools to design feedback control systems.
  • Must have knowledge of Matlab/Simulink to model dynamic systems for simulation of vehicle performance and stability & control analysis.
  • Must have knowledge of vehicle system level requirements verification, such as Flying Qualities, Flight Control Systems.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance (or higher) that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 6 years or under continuous evaluation).
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR/SAP).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current/Active Special Program Access.
  • Experience using linear control principles and tools to design feedback control systems.
  • Experience using Matlab/Simulink to model dynamic systems for simulation of vehicle performance and stability & control analysis.
  • Experience verifying vehicle system level requirements similar to MIL-STD-1797B, SAE-949000, MIL-STD-9490.
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Salary Range: $123,900 USD - $185,900 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.