Flight Test Instrumentation Engineering Manager 2 (B-21 Raider Program) Palmdale, CA

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 looking for a Flight Test Instrumentation Engineering Manager 2. The Instrumentation team located in Palmdale, CA. The Manager will support and travel between Edwards, AFB and Palmdale.

This position supports the B-21 Raider, the world's first sixth-generation aircraft. When it comes to delivering America's resolve, the Raider provides the Air Force with long range, high survivability, and mission payload flexibility. The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. The B-21 is the future of deterrence. Find out more here .

This position will be leading a flight test instrumentation operations section within the classified portfolio of Aeronautics Sector. The position will be responsible for the build-up, integration, checkout, and operations of a large scale flight test instrumentation system.

In addition to managing staff (15+ direct reports) and technical activities, you will be responsible for creating and managing schedules, spend plans, staffing plans, and developing proposals for future work. You will also be preparing presentations/reports and routinely presenting status to senior leadership.

Up to 10% 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.

The candidate needs to be able to support any Shift (4x10 (M-TH, Tu-Fr) or 3x10 Fri-Sun), 1st shift or 2nd shift) based on business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of professional/military experience OR a Master's degree and 7 years of professional/military experience.

  • Must have 5 years of flight test experience or instrumentation/electrical fabrication.

  • Must have prior management/leadership experience

  • Must have an active DoD Secret level clearance

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid technical understanding of instrumentation systems and architectures

  • Ability to interface with all levels of functional and program management

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute technical projects from inception through completion with the ability to manage several tasks/projects simultaneously

  • Ability to manage cost, schedule, and technical performance of SOW elements

  • Experience coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, and spend plans.

  • Risk and opportunity management experience

  • Customer relationship experience

  • Control Account Management Experience

Salary Range: $134,600 - $201,800

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.

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