Assistant Department Manager (ADM) – Mgr Systems Engineering 3

Requisition ID: 20029889

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for an Assistant Department Manager (ADM) within the Systems Engineering (SE) Directorate to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach.
Job Description
The ADM will assist in the development and implementation of initiatives (people, processes, tools, and products) for the Systems Engineering (SE) Directorate. The ADM will report to either the Systems Architecture (SA) or Space Vehicle Design & Integration (SVD&I) Department. Areas of expertise under management in these departments include:
- Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
- Concept of Operations (CONOPS) Development
- Thread Engineering
- Mathematical Algorithm Requirements Specification (MARS) Development
- Orbital Analysis (OA)
- Orbital Determination (OD)
- System Security (Cybersecurity, Anti-Tamper (AT), Program Protection (P2), Cryptographic Certification, TEMPEST)
- Space Vehicle Architecture
- Sensor Analysis
- Alignments
- Mass Properties
- Autonomous Fault Management (AFM)
- Testbeds
- Launch Systems Integration (LSI)
This role is a full time position within the functional management organization, reporting to either the SA or SVD&I Department Manager.
Role and Responsibilities
Primary job responsibilities include:
- Assist in the development and implementation of directorate, center, and department strategies to drive employee engagement, skills development, and retention of talent
- Manage senior department staff to include career planning, goal setting, performance reviews, etc.
- Act as focal for process excellence oversight (i.e., oversight of department scrum masters)
- Develop and implement department statistics strategy (staff database, staffing metrics, clearance metrics, etc.)
- Serve as the SE directorate interface for proposal coordination, review, and signoff
- Act as SE directorate focal point for Technical Roadmap development
- Lead SE Directorate Training Roadmap maturation
- Represent the SE directorate in Program Startup Reviews (PSRs), deployment reviews, and Independent Review Teams (IRTs)
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Basic Qualifications:
  - Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 7+ years of experience in Systems Engineering (5+ with a MS STEM degree, 3+ with a PhD STEM degree)- Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within the past 5 years
- Prior management experience leading a team and supporting multiple programs
- Broad understanding of system engineering processes and products with a proven ability to provide technical leadership and guidance to these discipline areas

  Preferred Qualifications:
 - Advanced Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Experience interfacing with senior management, peers, and employees
- Aptitude to develop and execute to a strategy
- Self-directed technical leader with strong verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering on Space Programs
- Knowledge of the technical disciplines managed under the SA or SVD&I Departments
- Active Top Secret clearance


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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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.

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