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Manager Hardware Engineering 2

Requisition ID: R10086562

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • 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: 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.

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 Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking candidates for the position of Manager Hardware Engineering 2.  The selected candidate for this position will report to the Remote Sensing Programs Engineering Organization within the Payload and Ground Systems (PGS) Division in Rolling Meadows, IL.

This is a dual role position, involving direct management of a talented team of high performing multi-discipline engineers as well as project engineering leadership for technically advanced development programs to produce cutting edge hardware.  The Manager Hardware Engineering will require tasking and coordination of up to 15 engineers, and process and resource coordination with functional homeroom management. The position will also have 80% of his/her time allocated to technical responsibilities. This candidate will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, leadership, and technical capabilities. He/she must be a self-starter, able to efficiently operate in a team environment, and collaborate across the sector business areas as required to accomplish the team goals. The candidate will work closely with other engineering disciplines.

Management Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Managing and guiding multi-discipline engineers
  • Setting objectives and then monitoring and reviewing yearly progress for your team
  • Being responsible and accountable for managing the workload of your direct reports
  • Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring top-ranked engineering talent
  • Providing timely, constructive support and feedback to your reports on a regular basis
  • Completing semi-annual performance assessments of your team members
  • Motivating your team members (engagement) and facilitating regular meetings with them
  • Providing mentoring and career development to each team member
  • Coordinating training for each team member
  • Providing appropriate tools and resources for your team’s development activities
  • Support/lead project execution over the whole product lifecycle, with foremost emphasis on meeting or exceeding customer and stakeholder requirements  
  • Facilitate and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage a group of up to 15 direct reports

Technical Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of program technical execution in order to meet cost and schedule constraints
  • Program staffing for optimal execution
  • Technical direction, guidance, and mentoring of project team members
  • Working programs, proposals, or internally-funded activities in a technical or leadership role
  • Risk-mitigation planning and execution
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Earned value management

Basic Qualifications for a Manager Hardware Engineering 2:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or related STEM field and a minimum of 12 years of electronics design development/engineering experience
    (10 year experience with a MS degree). 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: FPGA design, AC/DC circuit design, power design, mixed-signal design, circuit simulation and test, CCA design and analysis, EMI/EMC design, or mechanical design/analysis
  • Experience with electronics lifecycle such as: specifications, architecture, design, implementation, integration, debug and maintenance.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Experience with electronics integration
  • Proven communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with version control and collaboration tools
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a minimum of a Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret Security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in electronic design development of Optical, IR, RF, Military, or Space Technologies
  • Prior engineering functional management experience (executing performance appraisals, staffing allocations, design process leadership, and career goals development)
  • Current, active Top Secret clearance
  • Experience with design and development of defense electronics & technologies
  • Experience with FPGA-based systems for signal processing applicants
  • Experience as a technical lead, functional lead, and/or leadership in the military
  • Experience in multiple relevant technology areas
  • Experience in recruiting and developing top engineering talent

Salary Range: $128,400 USD - $192,600 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.