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Electronics Engineering Manager 3 (RF Sensors and Effects Subsystems Lead) – Melbourne, FL

Requisition ID: R10039630

  • 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, 25% 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 Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for an Electronics Engineering Manager 3 (RF Sensors & Effects Subsystems Lead) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Melbourne, FL.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of RF sensor SMEs and other assigned IPT disciplines reporting to the Mission Systems Director/IPT lead. 
  • Work with the Chief Mission Architect and the Mission Systems SEIT Leads to implement the mission systems design architecture and integration of all required RF Sensors & Effects (radars, IFF systems, electronic warfare, radar altimeters, etc.) Subsystems.
  • Responsible for installed RF sensor performance while meeting other IPT air vehicle requirements (e.g. signatures, weight, maintainability, etc.); formally identify and manage risks and opportunities; develop and manage all technology maturation / risk reduction activities; serve as the Supplier Management Team (SMT) lead; and be required with coordination with other IPTs as identified.
  • Lead the team to analyze the requirements, perform necessary trades; write RFIs/RFQs/RFPs; write specifications and statements of work (SOWs) with minimal oversight all in conjunction with GSC; identify potential vendor products; technically evaluate vendor products (performance, cost, schedule and risk); recommend down selections; manage selected vendors; support capture activities to include writing sections of a Technical Volume; developing and integrating sections of the program  Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS); researching and leveraging past performance to develop and defend the Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for the Cost Volume; and integrate candidate vendor RF sensor products into the overall air vehicle. 
  • Plan, work, and status within a budget; develop, review, and present materials to senior management and Customers; work across IPTs for a system solution; and provide technical and managerial oversight to ensure high quality deliverable products (e.g., CDRLs, test models, manufacturing plans, etc.). 
  • Must have previous experience in working with and managing suppliers.  
  • Must be well organized with excellent writing skills, adaptable, and have a strong knowledge of advanced sensor integration and performance.

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 15 years of related professional/military experience in engineering that includes a background in RF Subsystems development (design, build, I&T) particularly in radars, electronic warfare and aperture/antenna design; OR a Master’s degree AND 13 years of related professional/military experience in engineering that includes a background in RF Subsystems development (design, build, I&T) particularly in radars, electronic warfare and aperture/antenna design.
  • Must have experience integrating payloads or communications subsystems into an airborne platform.
  • Must have interest in new business development efforts.
  • Must have strong technical writing and communication skills along with flexibility to evolving program environments.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher that has been granted or renewed within the last 6 years or is currently under continuous evaluation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in leading a diverse team and working in a collaborative Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment
  • Experience with aircraft design and integration of relevant mission systems
  • Experience in sensor development, processing, integration and test
  • Experience in antenna/aperture design, build, integration and test
  • Experience in developing and presenting technical documentation and briefings to the customer and organization leadership
  • Experience in new business development and proposal management, from capture planning to proposal delivery
  • Active in-scope Top Secret clearance with current or previous Special Program Access (PAR)
  • Willing and able to travel as needed by business requirements
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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 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.