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Manager Engineering 3

Requisition ID: R10073914

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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 has an opening for a Triton System Center Senior Lab Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Test and Evaluation organization.

This leadership role is located in San Diego, CA.

The Senior Manager is responsible for managing the design, development, and implementation of new lab capabilities, in addition to the planning, operations and maintenance of Triton Labs.  This will include leading a team of Test Directors, System Test Engineers, Design Engineers, System Administrators, and Technicians.  The position requires technical knowledge of various systems, design, development, implementation, and testing with a strong foundation in laboratory integration and test.  The selected candidate must act with speed, guide others in producing quality work, be self-motivated, and have the ability to communicate complex technical issues and solutions.  A successful track record of program performance, interpersonal team building skills, and management experience is required.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Work with Test IPT, program Integration Leads, and the System Test Engineering Manager to schedule lab assets and manage priorities as required in a dynamic hardware-in-the-loop test environment
•    Coordinating with support homerooms and providing timely resource forecasts to ensure proper staffing is in place to execute the Statement of Work
•    Managing cost, schedule, and technical performance of lab projects (e.g., capital and contractual material budgets) as well as providing inputs to yearly capital plans and long-range strategic planning
•    Driving process rigor, ensure compliance to meet company, program, and security requirements
•    Driving technical and process rigor for lab configuration
•    Tracking leading indicator technical metrics to detect and prevent issues
•    Ensure lab assets meet test requirements for formal testing, including the development, approval, and maintenance of test configurations
•    Continually coordinate lab status, issues, and solutions with the IPT and management of several programs
•    Continually seek to improve lab integration & test engineering rigor and efficiency, implementing new technologies such as automation
•    Ensure Change Requests and Engineering Change Proposals ECP are properly reviewed for cost, schedule, and resource impacts, and coordinate implementation
•    Support proposal activities

We offer flexible work arrangements, 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

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 14 years of related professional / military experience, or a master’s degree and 12 years of related professional / military experience.

  • Must have prior management / leadership experience that includes oversight of engineering projects or program activities

  • Must have an active DoD Secret (or higher) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret clearance

  • Experience with the Triton UAS platform

  • Experience working in an autonomous system laboratory environment

  • Prior functional homeroom management experience


Salary Range: $155,400 USD - $233,200 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.