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Analog Design Manager 2: Engineering – Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA)

Requisition ID: R10090921

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% 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.

We have an opening for an Analog Design Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

In this role you will have ultimate responsibility for all section activities and will provide technical, operational, and functional leadership of the section while exemplifying the NG leadership characteristics (values, performance, people leadership, customer intimacy, innovation, and strategic value creation).   As the manager, you set performance standards and expectations, promote engagement and development of section members, help resolve technical as well as operational issues, and handle personnel matters such as work assignments, performance & salary review, and hiring of new section members.

This role consists of supervisory/management responsibilities for projects engaged in research and/or product development in one engineering discipline. You will ensure that all development activities utilize best approaches from advanced quality planning (APQP), Electrical and Electrical Systems Engineering, program management (PMBOK), and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) to ensure an efficient, high performing, rigorous development culture while considering the input of all internal and external customers. You will utilize your emotional intelligence to lead, coach, and direct other engineers and technicians to accomplish project deliverables and strategic objectives, drive timely decision making, and develop a highly talented team. You will also serve as a role model supporting the sector’s mission and values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance, direction, and performance feedback to a medium/large group of engineers and technicians for daily tasking
  • Initiate continuous improvement activities to create high quality and efficient processes. Improve planning, execution, and tracking methods to increase electrical engineering process excellence. Increase the understanding and use of lessons learned
  • Manage team schedules and resources to effectively meet business goals
  • Support technology growth in innovation identification, roadmap development, and proposal preparation
  • Set and promote high standards of quality and safety. Maintain selected Electrical Engineering processes and drive technical excellence by ensuring team output meets technical standards
  • Maintain knowledge of best practices and technology innovations by attending industry events and educational activities. Serve as an independent reviewer in select product or technology areas
  • Represent and communicate NG Space technical capabilities and technologies to internal and technical meetings
  • Lead performance and compensation management activities for team members
  • Prepare, review, and approve cost estimates for written technical proposals. Manage cost and schedule for independent research or process improvement projects assigned to your team

Skills for Success

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Ability to supervise and prioritize multiple projects on schedule and within cost
  • Ability to analyze data and make decisions that impact the organization’s credibility, operations, and services

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Engineering degree with 9 years of full-time engineering experience in an aerospace or space environment, or a Master’s degree in Engineering with 7 years’ work experience in a related field, or a PHD with 4 years’ work experience in a related field 
  • 2 years of demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience of engineering teams
  • Demonstrated acumen in coaching, supporting and motivating engineers to ensure a high performing team
  • Experience with creating and maintaining development and succession plans for team members and leading recruiting efforts to maintain team capabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree with 7+ years experience
  • Experience with space flight hardware design, specifically analog circuit card and component level design is preferred
  • Understanding of avionics manufacturing and testing is preferred
  • Active or current TS/SCI Clearance

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft.  We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants.  Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. 

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

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


Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.





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Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 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.