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Technical Operations Manager 3

Requisition ID: R10112682

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA   |  Manhattan Beach, CA, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division, Operations organization is looking for a Technical Operations Manager 3 to join our team.  This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Support integration of strategic activities and organization initiatives for executive level review and briefings

  • Support operations reviews internally, at the Division level and on programs to ensure successful operations execution via metrics, identification and tracking of issues and risks.

  • Support and lead hiring & staffing initiatives for both UR&R and experienced employees to ensure common processes & tool usage and integrate & analyze data as needed to support performance tracking and reporting.

  • Support and lead initiatives as needed, including but not limited to

    • Gathering, integrating, synthesizing, and reporting on data and other operations metrics

    • Managing employee development and engagement activities and resources including STEM outreach

    • Site, facilities & infrastructure efforts

    • Communications to Division/Sector Leadership and to the broader operations population

  • Ensure utilization and maintenance of common tools and processes for functional homeroom.

Under the direction of the Director, Operations Deputy, the Technical Operations Manager 3 serves as a capability to run the "business of operations" within the division, aligned to division goals and success.

What You’ll Get to Do: 

  • The ideal candidate for this role will seek to understand, learn, and leverage greater business acumen through this role, and the has capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business with a commitment to ethics and integrity.

  • Skillful verbal and written communication talents are required, and the ideal candidate will have prior success building or enhancing a collaborative work environment and enhancing relationships while delivering in a high-consequence role. 

  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate how they have supported their prior teams through organization, self-motivation, and task ownership skills, with the ability to accomplish complex duties in a high-impact, time sensitive, and team focused environment.

If this is, YOU…keep reading!

Essential Functions:

  • Lead an organization consisting of Business Systems Integration, Data Analytics, and Industrial Engineering with a total staff of approximately 60 members.

  • Improve the systems to data to solutions value stream across the three organizations.

  • Lead the team in developing innovative solutions to optimize business process execution, enable data visualization for business decision making and improve process efficiency across the division.

  • Provide guidance and oversight to employees to drive innovation and complete key deliverables.

  • Lead the team in improving business process execution, developing new system and data solutions, and correcting system deficiencies.

  • Develop and manage project plans/schedules and execute to budget.

  • Strategize the effective data solutions with the data analytics and digital transformation teams.

  • Collaborate and communicate with internal customers across the division, from working level to executives.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with nine years of experience or Master's + 7 years of exp; Ph.D. + 4 years of experience

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret/SCI level clearance.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited institution with 9 years of Engineering or Operations experience or Master's + 7 years of exp; PhD + 4 years of experience

  • Experience and knowledge of NG Space Sector / Strategic Space Systems Division

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active DoD Top Secret/SCI level clearance.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Experience with leading or supporting engineering and / or operations projects and teams.

  • Proven ability to produce reliable metrics and drive performance.

  • Experience with communicating up to the executive level via verbal, written reports and briefings.

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

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

This position reports to Redondo Beach, CA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Manhattan Beach, CA, CA, USA.

Salary Range: $160,200 USD - $240,400 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.