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Systems Survivability Engineering Manager 2 (Palmdale, CA)

Requisition ID: R10048745

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, 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 Aeronautics Systems sector is hiring a Systems Engineering Survivability Section Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Palmdale, CA.

The Section Manager is responsible for managing a section of Survivability Engineers (15-20% of the time) while continuing to excel in a program role (80-85% or the time). As a member of the Mission System Engineering (MSE) functional management team, the Section Manager participates in selected Specialty Engineering activities such as staffing, recruiting, employee development, performance management, process and product development, Independent Review Teams (IRT), and on occasion special initiatives. Sections will have up to 15 members and include personnel that range in grade from T01 to T07.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis
  • Provide strong leadership, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and collaboration with senior management, peers, and employees.
  • Previous experience in a leadership and management role within an Engineering discipline is required.
  • Responsible for recruiting, staffing and retaining top talent to ensure success for all PAICoE programs.
  • Own and lead improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development and training.
  • Responsible for Managing the Budgets, Schedules, Risk and Opportunities
  • Present status report to the Business Area Director on a weekly basis.
  • Regularly interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant technical matters requiring coordination between organizations to ensure successful task completion and customer satisfaction.
  • Regularly reports to senior internal and external customers
  • Horizontal integration of best practices across the organization; maintaining cognizance over technical activities; and
  • Ensuring execution of project statement of work and baselines.
  • Employee development, including skills training and career support
  • Performance management, including employee goal setting, performance appraisals and issue resolution.

Impact to Program:

  • This position is crucial in leading and positioning the team to complete SOW and EVMS functions and technical integration efforts over the next 48 months. The opportunity will include execution of areas for the enterprise under the guidance of the Systems Engineering Director, the IPT lead, and multiple Program Managers.

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:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering, OR a Master’s degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering.
  • Must have at least 5 years of systems engineering experience with a focus in Survivability design, integration, sustainment, and/or production.
  • Must have prior management/leadership experience that includes providing oversight of day-to-day systems engineering/survivability processes.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance that is in-scope (granted/renewed in the last 6 years or under continuous evaluation).
  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP) prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An MS degree in Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline is preferred.
  • 9 (+) years of experience in Survivability Engineering is desired.
  • Strong background in survivability analysis and an excellent knowledge in CEM tools and methods.
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering disciplines such as: Requirements Development, Systems Architecture and Design, Requirements Validation and Verification.
  • An active Top Secret or SCI clearance is preferred as well as TS Program Access.
  • Recognized Career development and mentoring of employees.

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.