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Northrop Grumman Engineering Manager 2- Systems Payload Operations & Sustainment in Azusa, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

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 customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman's Space Sector Military & Civil Space Systems Division in Azusa CA, is seeking a qualified Functional Manager 2 who can manage the Payload Operations and Sustainment functional group within Systems Engineering to perform key actions of maintaining operational payloads in orbit. The functions of the team will be to assess the health of safety of the payloads, perform maintenance activities, and respond to anomalies across multiple programs including Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Defense Support Program (DSP), and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS).

The SBIRS and DSP programs deliver timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers. The system enhances global missile launch detection capability, supports the nation's ballistic missile defense system, expands the country's technical intelligence gathering capacity and bolsters situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield. The architecture includes a resilient mix of satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO), hosted payloads in HEO orbit, and ground hardware and software. The integrated system provides robust performance with global, persistent coverage. JPSS ATMS provides global environmental data used in numerical weather prediction models for forecasts, as well as provide space weather observations, search and rescue detection capabilities, and direct read-out and data collection products and services to customers; this information about our planet is vital to our ability to plan, predict, respond, and to protect lives and property like supporting climate research as well as operational weather and storm forecasting for civil, military, and international partners.

Management activities include review of business needs, re-tasking of staff, identification of staffing needs, interviewing and hiring staff, performance planning and appraisals, and professional development of staff. The candidate will also be required to integrate input from internal department staffing, program leadership, and other departments, and participate in decision making on matters of a larger scope. Candidate must work effectively in a collaborative teaming environment, involving close coordination with program management, functional management, human resources, and various campus organizations. Candidate must also possess the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, demonstrate technical understanding of payload operations and the SBIRS Mission requirements are strongly preferred.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business need.



Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) & 5 years of leadership experience in the space and/or the defense industry

· 5 or more years of engineering experience in the payload design of EO/IR payload systems

· Basic understanding of multiple payload design areas and the overall payload life cycle concept

· Active & current DoD Secret Clearance, and ability to get Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

· Master's degree in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

· 7 or more years of leadership experience in Space and/or the Defense industry

· Knowledge of and experience with the SBIRS Program

· Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering process knowledge

· Familiarity with Lean-Agile principles

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Job Category : Engineering