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Mgr Systems Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10041686

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems (NGAS) is seeking highly qualified, mission oriented Survivability Systems Engineering Managers for the Survivability Systems Engineering Department. If you like pushing the boundaries of technology and pushing yourself, this job is for you!

As a leader in the Advanced Aircraft Design Center, you will be responsible for leading a team developing cutting edge Survivability technology.  Our work influences the design of the next generation of aircraft and is a driving force behind the investment decisions of our senior leadership and customer program offices. We work closely with our external customers and internal collaborators to further the technologies at the heart of Aircraft Survivability.  System Survivability frequently collaborates across functional disciplines, offering highly unique opportunities to obtain a broad understanding of many technical areas, or to more narrowly focus on developing a deep expertise in any one of the relevant fields.  In this role, the breadth and depth of your growth and development are limited only by your willingness to learn and challenge yourself.

The positions will be located in Redondo Beach and El Segundo, California.  Multiple positions are available.  The successful candidates will fill one of the following roles.

  • Section manager for a team of Survivability Design Integration engineers, responsible for supporting RCS design and analysis for multiple programs, both development and programs of record.  Success in this role requires managing a team supporting multiple IRAD, CRAD, and program efforts and enabling the success of this team.
  • Section manager for a team of IR, Vis, Ac Survivability engineers, responsible for IR, Vis, and Aeroacoustic analysis and design for multiple programs, both development and programs of record.  Success in this role requires balancing a diverse team supporting a portfolio of IRAD, CRAD, and program efforts and enabling the success of this diverse team.

The Survivability Section Manager is a dual-hat Engineering Manager responsible for both section management (up to 20% of time) and existing program/projects or other responsibilities (80% or more of time). The Section Manager is also a member of the Systems Survivability functional organization with responsibilities to perform resource planning and staffing; employee development, including skills training and career exploration; performance management, including employee goal setting, performance appraisals and issue resolution.  The Section Manager is also responsible for the deployment, measurement, and improvement of applicable engineering processes.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Lead a section of survivability engineers (12-20 personnel)
  • Be responsible for hiring, development, training, and retention of section talent.  Hiring will include university and experienced hiring. 
  • Provide leadership and direction to team members and manage employee performance
  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization including employee movement and balancing of resources among programs, and resolving critical/urgent program/technical issues.
  • Responsible for collaboration and communication between Survivability Engineering and the program management. 
  • Promote the professional development of the Survivability Engineering team and foster a collaborative culture that sustains the momentum around employee engagement and inclusion, affordability, innovation, value growth and continuous improvement.
  • Provide clear assignments, helps employees connect their efforts to the bigger picture, creates an inclusive work environment characterized by mutual respect and the valuing of differences, and builds a culture that motivates employees to their highest levels of performance.

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

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9+ years of engineering experience or 7 years and Masters degree

- Previous experience in Survivability; including IR, Vis, and Acoustic Survivability and/or RCS design and analysis

- Active DoD SECRET (or higher) clearance, within 5 years of last investigation

- The ability to get and maintain a special access program clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

- MS degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, materials science or chemical engineering; physics; chemistry; computer science; applied mathematics from an ABET accredited university

- 5+ years of direct experience leading teams and managing projects

- Experience leading a team of diverse individuals toward a common objective

- Previous experience leading projects in the SAP/SAR environment; strong project management and team development skills

- Existing program access current program areas

- Excellent written and verbal communication, mentoring, and interpersonal skills

- Active DoD TOP SECRET clearance, within 5 years of last investigation

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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 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.