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Assistant Department Manager 3 – Semiconductor Products

Requisition ID: R10100427

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (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.

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 Strategic Space Systems is seeking an Assistant Department Manager 3 - Semiconductor Products to assist the Department Manager of the Semiconductor Products Department. This role will be based in Manhattan Beach, California.

The Semiconductor Products Department is responsible for the development, maturation, and insertion of III-V semiconductor device technologies, including heterogeneous integration and chip-scale packaging. The department offers broad exposure to other areas and disciplines across Northrop Grumman Space Systems and plays a key role in enabling advanced electronics capabilities for our payloads.

Primary responsibilities for the Assistant Department Manager role are:

  • Manage a large and diverse portfolio of microelectronics technology maturation activities:

    • Provide technical and budget oversight with long-range planning and stakeholder interactions

    • Seek external funding to support maturation activities

    • Enable technology transitions to core programs

  • Support organizational growth and operational effectiveness:

    • Target and implement operational improvements within organization

    • Support operations scaling for growth with capital and infrastructure assessments

    • Execute on tasks and support operations coordination with related functional areas

  • Provide functional support and personnel management:

    • Ensure projects are adequately staffed and hiring goals are met

    • Develop long-range staffing and critical skill development plans

Additional responsibilities will include technical project management, proposal support, and mentoring.

The desired candidate will exhibit strong Leadership Characteristics, including effective communication and presentations to engineering teams and senior leadership, and be able to build and maintain effective people relations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a STEM field from an accredited institution

  • 7+ years of experience in semiconductor device development, maturation, and insertion

  • 5+ years of proven technical, program or functional leadership experience

  • Ability to manage engineers in a process driven environment

  • Experience collaborating with employees within a department and across functional areas

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in EE, Materials, Chemistry, or Physics from an accredited institution

  • Recognition within the broader organization as a subject matter expert in Microelectronics

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership abilities

  • Demonstrations of excellent communications skills which include the ability to verbally articulate and to make effective presentations, and to prepare clear and concise written reports

  • Experienced in product development, proposal support, managing yearly budgets of $5M+

  • Experience as a functional manager

  • Ability to manage and balance competing interests and priorities

  • Active SCI clearance

Salary Range: $176,100 USD - $264,100 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.