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Avionics Integration Section Manager 2 (Melbourne, FL)

Requisition ID: R10101293

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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 an Avionics Integration Section Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within our Avionics Integration organization. This leadership role is in Melbourne, FL.  

Avionics Integration East Department is hiring for a Section Manager position on the Apex program. The Section Manager will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 13-17 engineers responsible for development, production and field support of Avionics equipment for any of the following subsystems: Communication, Navigation, Identification/Interrogation, Data link, Computer, Network, Storage, Weapons, Antenna, SIGINT, EW, EOIR or Radar.

The successful candidate for this dual hat role will be responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to section members, ensuring members have sufficient statement of work, managing member performance (including engagement strategies for higher performers and corrective actions for lower performers), coordinating with programs to ensure appropriate staffing/de-staffing actions are developed and executed relative to their section, and ensuring their members are familiar with and use required engineering processes and tools. The candidate will be the first point of contact for performance issues on programs involving section members and will make decisions regarding required escalation and resources required for resolution. Responsibilities also include day-to-day operation of the functional organization including decisions regarding awards, performance evaluations, salary review process, staffing, employee movement between programs, balancing resources among programs, employee development and mentoring, ensuring proper charging practices are followed, meeting indirect budget targets, and interpreting higher level guidance for implementation within the organization. In addition to the people management responsibilities described above, which are expected to account for an average of 20% of the candidate’s time as described below, the selected candidate will still perform most of his/her currently assigned project responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain current technical statement of work (SOW) on a program (80%), as well as the responsibility of leading a team of approximately 13-17 engineers (20%).
  • Assessing staffing needs, current as well as projected, and working with the respective IPT to address those needs.
  • Supporting recruitment activities including the creation of requisitions, conducting interviews, and approving offers.
  • Partnering with the program assignment managers and IPT leads in establishing personal program and functional goals as well as performing performance evaluations and merit adjustments for team members.
  • Providing their team members with career development recommendations, mentoring, professional development and coaching, employee rewards and recognition as necessary.
  • Acquire the necessary computers, equipment, and tools to enable their team members to perform their work.
  • Meet indirect budget targets, interpreting higher-level guidance for implementation within the organization.
  • Ensure team members are properly trained for successful achievement of program goals.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management
  • Strong team-building/collaboration skills; Demonstrated ability to build diverse/inclusive teams with engaged team members.
  • Manage training opportunities and budget allocations, as well as participation in tool, process, and metric initiatives is required.
  • Provide their group with regular flow down of company and organizational status and appropriately represent and be a spokesperson for the Avionics Integration organization to their group, assigned project, and the company.
  • Provide first-level resolution of personnel issues according to company processes and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in engineering, OR a Master’s degree AND 7 years of related professional/military experience in engineering.
  • Lead or management experience in a team environment
  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance or higher that was granted or renewed in the last 6 years or is under continuous evaluation.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access (SAP).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a STEM field.
  • Knowledge of Functional Homeroom processes (e.g., Staffing, Processes, Metrics, Training)
  • Prior experience as a lead or manager of an engineering team (IPT Lead, Functional Manager, Small Group/Project/Program Lead etc..)
  • Experience leading a team of diverse individuals toward a common objective is desired.
  • Possess technical discipline credibility to provide “backstop” support to programs as required on behalf of team members.
  • Experience solving staff and resource issues is a plus.
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Active/Current Special Program Access

Salary Range: $127,700 USD - $191,500 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.