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E-2D Lab Operations Manager

Requisition ID: R10096827

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Melbourne, FL, 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.

The Lab Operations Department is seeking a Section Manager to lead a team of Lab Cognizant Engineers, Lab Designers, Cyber Engineers and Software Engineers supporting the MDC2 IPT in Melbourne, FL. This is a dual role Section Manager (Functional Role) and Engineering Manager (Program Role).  

Functional Role and Responsibilities include:
The successful candidate will help their team understand the SIT&E organization's vision and principles, build a culture that empowers and motivates individual excellence, and establish functional homeroom shared accountability for program/project performance.  Ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget.  Perform technical planning and cost and risk analyses for total systems.  Section Manager responsibilities include working closely with the Department Manager and fellow section managers to implement department initiatives, ensuring successful planning and execution of program test engineering activities, collaborating with programs to satisfy staffing needs and provide operations support (incident investigations, metrics collection and analysis, etc.), setting goals and providing regular performance feedback to employees, supporting the annual salary review and promotion process, mentoring and developing the next generation of technical and project leadership, and improving and enforcing test engineering processes and procedures.

Program Role and Responsibilities include:

This position will entail maintaining smooth operation of multi-user System Integration Lab (SIL) environments. Efficient communication and shared understanding among stakeholders regarding relationships between system requirements and the system being developed, through precise engineering artifacts and traceability of designs to requirements.  Frequent contact with individuals from other departments, and/or outside organizations.  Candidate will be responsible for planning, executing and status programs to include technical performance.  Responsible for looking across the organization for efficiencies including reduction of current plans while still meeting program needs. Manage design, integration and implementation schedules of Hardware In The Loop (HITL) test benches. Manage day to day schedule activities in System Integration Labs (SIL) and coordinate necessary troubleshooting when applicable. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 9 years relevant work experience with Bachelor’s Degree in STEM; 7 years with a Master's degree

  • 3 years' experience managing staff

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance with full investigation in the last 6 years

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a PAR

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master Degree in STEM 

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance

  • 7 combined years’ experience in any of the following: Systems development experience; Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, systems architecture, Communications, Data links, Computer networks, Sensors, Avionics, COTS hardware, instrumentation systems, integration, and/or test

  • Experience with T&E processes and procedures to support both management and engineering tasks at the Melbourne site

  • Automated Test Experience

  • Excellent organizational communications skills both verbal and written

  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team-based environment

  • Familiarity with current programs across NGC AS Sector

Salary Range: $127,700 USD - $191,500 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.