Northrop Grumman Airworthiness Strategic Operations Manager in Melbourne, Florida

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

As one of the world's premier manufacturers of next generation manned and unmanned aircraft, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems established the Office of Independent Airworthiness (OIAW) within the Research, Technology and Engineering (RT&E) organization. The mission of OIAW is to ensure that the aircraft design, produced and fielded are in line with customer standards and in compliance with the appropriate governing agencies through the complete life cycle of the entire system.

OIAW has an opening for a qualified applicant in the area of airworthiness strategic operations, policy, regulations, execution, certification and management. This position requires leveraging significant experience and judgment to develop and implement airworthiness strategy and long range strategic planning including negotiation of airworthiness approach, plans, budgets, and execution for highly or unusually complex total systems. This is accomplished in collaboration with the NGC executive leadership team and customer counterparts in support of Northrop Grumman Corporation's aircraft systems. This position will support sector, cross Sector and corporate domestic and international airworthiness initiatives within the enterprise, as well as participate in unmanned R&D- Research and Development (e.g. DARPA or company IRAD).

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited universitywith a minimum of14 years' experienceon manned or unmanned aircraft systems or a Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) disciplinefrom an accredited university with a minimum of 12 years' experience on manned or unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strategic Planning experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Leading process improvement initiatives

  • Managing, mentoring and leading teams of engineers

  • Aircraft development program experience

  • Public or civil certification experience

  • Experience working with government regulators and airworthiness authorities

  • Significant direct customer interaction

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.