Manager Hardware Engineering 3 - (Alice Springs, AU) Alice Springs, AUS

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.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, is seeking a Manager Hardware Engineer 3 to lead, motivate, and support the Ground Terminal and Infrastructure Department, working as part of a motivated, diverse, and technically talented group located at a field site in Alice Springs, AU.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customers. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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  • This role requires a two (2) year commitment and the ability to successfully pass a physical and psychological exam.

  • A comprehensive overseas compensation package is offered with this position including relocation assistance.

Role Summary:

The Rushmore program is looking for an enthusiastic, detail oriented, and technically minded individual to lead a highly specialized remote group of engineers in support of an exciting and critical mission.

The Ground Terminal and Infrastructure (GT&I) Manager is responsible for the GT&I department which oversees the operations, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the ground terminal architecture at a unique customer location, insuring the availability of critical mission systems. You will leverage your technical and leadership expertise to provide time-critical response and coordination with subordinates, customer, and partner organizations in regards to complex communications systems and data links providing sustained operation while maximizing availability.

  • Provides Functional Management of the GT&I department within the Rushmore program by setting & operating to objectives & providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy. Conducts personnel performance reviews.

  • Program Manager responsibilities include: planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements on a large system development-type contract or full responsibility for all aspects of program performance on a large technical services-type contract

  • Provides guidance to subordinates based on organizational goals and company policy.

  • Responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational group. Helps meet established schedules or resolve technical or operational problems. Provide leadership and review of proposal efforts (e.g., BPEs, CROMs, ECPs)

  • Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Establishes operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units.

  • Exerts influence in the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization.

  • Directly participates in establishing and administering many centralized functional projects. Develop and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) discipline plus 9 years of engineering experience OR Masters of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline plus 7 years of engineering experience.

  • Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team.

  • Experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access plus a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance / SCI Access with a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination adjudicated within the last three years

  • Previous experience working on location and/or in the field to support the Department of Defense and/or the Intelligence Community

  • Effectively communicate and present to directors, other technical managers and customers.

  • Advanced level of understanding and/or direct work related experience with the operation, maintenance and repair of digital, RF, antenna Communication systems

  • Prior functional management experience of multi-disciplinary teams.

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

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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