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Manager, Engineering 3: Assistant Dept Mgr

Requisition ID: R10087110

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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: 5

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.

Job Summary

The ADM will assist in the development and implementation of initiatives (people, processes, tools, and products) for the Systems Engineering (SE) Directorate. The ADM role is a full-time position within the functional management organization, reporting to either the MEO, CSMP or the SSE&I Center.


Role and Responsibilities

Primary job responsibilities include:

- Assist in the development and implementation of directorate, center, and department strategies to drive employee engagement, skills development, and retention of talent

- Manage senior department staff to include career planning, goal setting, performance reviews, etc.

- Act as focal for process excellence oversight (i.e., oversight of department scrum masters)

- Develop and implement department statistics strategy (staff database, staffing metrics, clearance metrics, etc.)

- Serve as the SE directorate interface to programs for program status and upcoming functional support needs

- Represent the SE directorate in Program Startup Reviews (PSRs), deployment reviews, and Independent Review Teams (IRTs)


To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video:


Basic Qualifications:  

- Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 9+ years of experience in engineering OR Master's degree from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 7+ years of experience in engineering OR PhD from an ABET accredited university in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline with 3+ years of experience in engineering

- SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

- Prior management experience leading a team and supporting multiple programs

- Broad understanding of system engineering processes and products with a proven ability to provide technical leadership and guidance to these discipline areas


Preferred Qualifications

 - Advanced Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)

- Excellent interpersonal skills

- Experience interfacing with senior management, peers, and employees

- Aptitude to develop and execute to a strategy

- Self-directed technical leader with strong verbal and written communication skills

- Demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering on Space Programs

- Knowledge of the technical disciplines managed under the CSMP, MEO & SSE&I Centers

- Active Top Secret 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.