Manager Hardware Engineering 3 Huntsville, AL

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.


Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (DS) is seeking a Manager Hardware Engineering 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville AL.

The selected candidate will become part of Northrop Grumman's C4 Missile Defense Engineering Leadership team, in the capacity of Hardware Engineering Department Manager with responsibility for a growing 100+ person organization primarily located in Huntsville AL. C4 Missile Defense business unit is part of the Combat System Mission Readiness (CSMR) Division, that protects and secures our global citizens through the development of integrated net-enabled command & control and training systems and solutions that defend against air and missile threats, enhance situational awareness, and prepare for the mission.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drive agility and operational efficiency in hardware and design engineering processes and tools

  • Provide Functional Management support to attract, develop, promote, retain and assess the hardware engineering workforce

  • Collaborate with other functions, including manufacturing, supply chain and quality mission assurance to deliver business value to programs

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, the applicant must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or related STEM degree

  • 10 years' experience providing technical oversight to engineering teams of mechanical, electrical, and systems engineers supporting the design, procurement, and integration of hardware systems

  • 5 years of design engineering and product delivery of hardware systems including use of CAD tools and engineering analysis

  • 5 years' experience managing organizational budgets

  • Demonstrated strong people, organizational, presentation and communication skills

  • Position requires a current Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Prior experience in hardware design engineering activities related to development and delivery of US Army air defense Command and Control (C2) Systems.

  • Experience with manufacturing execution processes and tools such as SMART MES

  • Prior experience with AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Teamcenter Unified Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (EPLM)

Salary Range: $145,700 - $218,500

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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