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Engineering Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10101348

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Palmdale, CA, 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, 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.

As a leader in the Survivability National Directorate, you will be responsible for Northrop Grumman’s state-of-the-art Auto Tier II facility—a critical component of vehicle signature measurement and Low Observable diagnostics in Palmdale, California. In this role, you will be responsible for the coordination and execution of Tier 1 – 3 diagnostic RCS/RF tests, working with leadership across multiple programs to ensure efficient and accurate signature characterization of full-scale vehicles and their components. The testing you will support will drive development activities and fulfill contractual requirements for programs of various sizes, including some of Northrop Grumman’s cornerstone activities. You will be the focal point for ensuring uninterrupted operation of the testing facility and associated equipment, which will tie directly into program baseline schedules. You will also host senior Program, Sector, and Customer leadership for key events that will have an impact on sustaining and growing our business.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing a state-of-the-art indoor RCS/RF testing facility, to include coordinating maintenance and upgrades, supporting security audits, and communicating status / needs to senior leadership.
  • Operating and maintaining Tier 1 – 3 RCS testing / inspection tools for signature characterization and diagnostics.
  • Designing, planning, and executing RCS/RF tests, to include determining test requirements, testing methods, equipment / measurement selection, test setup, and pre/posttest reporting.
  • Analyzing system and component test results, working with program survivability personnel to determine compliance to signature requirements, evaluating design trades, and making recommendations for materials, composites, and other aspects of survivability performance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 9+ years of engineering experience, or 7 years with a Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.
  • Active DoD SECRET (or higher) clearance, within 5 years of last investigation.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a special access program clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical, materials science, or chemical engineering; physics; chemistry; computer science; or applied mathematics from an ABET accredited university.
  • Demonstrated experience using Tier 1-3 diagnostics systems to categorize RCS performance.
  • Proficiency in RF testing at an indoor RCS/RF test facility.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills to enable effective personal interaction and collaboration with a multi-disciplined team and customers.
  • Background in Applied Electromagnetics and/or Aircraft Survivability, or comprehensive understanding of Electromagnetic Energy transmission though space and within materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Low Observables and RCS performance.
  • Proficiency in developing and executing tests and analyzing test results.
  • Demonstrated success working with internal support organizations such as Global Supply Chain, Facility, and Security.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.
  • Demonstrated success building customer intimacy.
  • A current active U.S. Government in-scope DoD Top Secret security clearance.
  • Existing Special Access Program 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.