Guidance Navigation & Controls Manager 2Melbourne, FL

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 Aeronautics Systems sector is currently hiring a Guidance Navigation & Controls (GNC) Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership role is located in Melbourne, FL.

The Guidance Navigation & Controls Manager 2 will manage the functional engineering activities of approximately ten GNC Engineers within a program. This position reports to the Flight Sciences Department Manager within the Vehicle Engineering functional homeroom team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Product integrity, process adherence, staffing, training, and tools.

  • Process oversight, participation in the performance review process, management of personnel records and participation in corrective or disciplinary actions.

  • Staffing responsibilities may include hiring, recruiting of personnel and working to ensure that engineers with the appropriate skills and experience are deployed.

  • The ability to manage training opportunities and budget allocations, as well as participation in tool, process, and metric initiatives is required.

  • In addition to functional Section Manager duties, the candidate will perform IPT engineering tasks, which will comprise most of the statement of work.

  • Team engagement is a key focus.

  • The ability to mentor, provide career guidance and coaching, and to lead others is required.

  • This position may require travel.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of professional/military experience related to aerospace engineering; OR a Master's degree AND 7 years of professional/military experience related to aerospace engineering

  • Must have knowledge of linear control principles and tools to design feedback control systems

  • Must have knowledge of vehicle system-level requirements verification

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance or higher that is in-scope with a background investigation completed within the last 6 years or currently enrolled into Continuous Evaluation

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current/Active Special Program Access

  • Experience using linear control principles and tools to design feedback control systems

  • Experience using Matlab/Simulink to model dynamic systems for simulation of vehicle performance and stability & control analysis

  • Experience verifying vehicle system level requirements similar to MIL-STD-1797B, SAE-949000, MIL-STD-9490

Salary Range: $131,200 - $196,800

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.