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Antenna Sub-IPT Lead Engineer

Requisition ID: R10079379

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an Antenna Sub-IPT Lead Engineer to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA. This opportunity is specific to the Antennas and Electronics (A&E) Links Sub-IPT Lead Role in the ARIS Business Unit (BU).

The A&E Links Sub-IPT Lead will lead a cross-disciplinary engineering & production team responsible for the design, development, production and sustainment of Antenna and RF units. The A&E Links Sub-IPT Lead must be able to continue building upon the strong teams within the BU, drive execution, lead effective and meaningful change within the program and functional homeroom, and solve very complex technical problems.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

·       Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

·       401k

·       Educational Assistance

·       Life Insurance

·       Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

·       Paid Time Off

·       Health & Wellness Resources

·       Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Essential Functions: 

  • Executing the program schedule and technical baselines to complete the design, build, integration and delivery of flight hardware, with a strategic focus on affordability
  • Manage the critical production activities for a A&E Links hardware for multiple shipsets 
  • Directing the management of multiple suppliers and subcontracts
  • Identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce cost and improve processes
  • Communication & information flow to project team and functional homeroom management, as well as fulfilling reporting requirements to customer & program management 
  • Identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce cost and improve processes 

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment with high expectations and diverse assignments. Candidate must also be able to collaborate closely with system engineers, manufacturing engineers, hardware designers, and integration/test engineers. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field from an accredited institution and 14 years of experience with space communication hardware and system management OR 12 years of experience with a Master's Degree OR 9 years of experience with a PhD. 
  • Experience with CAM (Cost Account Management) reporting tools for overall program management and system delivery 
  • Ability to integrate, engage and lead a team diverse in skillset to perform and deliver their very best
  • Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: 
    • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR
    • SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR
    • Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution and 15 years of engineering experience in an aerospace environment producing flight hardware for advanced payloads 
  • Demonstrated strong people and technical leadership skills; with experience leading a team of >10+ employees
  • Antenna design development and sustaining experience spanning cradle to grave
    • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
    • Experience supporting bid & proposal activities
    • Familiarity with antenna design, antenna manufacturing processes and antenna qualification activities



Salary Range: $156,000 USD - $234,000 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.