Manager (Survivability) 3Palmdale, 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.

At Northrop Grumman, we Define Possible. We are a passionate community of engineers and leaders, a creative community of scientists and researchers, a diverse community of human beings, all driven to pioneer the future. And in Survivability, that future is bright… Or, from the enemy's perspective, it is as dark as the cover of a moonless night.

Now, imagine sitting in a stadium, or outside at a parade, and the next generation of Stealth Technology flies overhead, drawing a roar of admiration from the crowd. Imagine being able to turn to the person next to you and saying "I had a hand in that." At Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems and in Survivability Engineering, that could be Your Possible. We are tasked with developing, testing, and implementing new materials, technologies, and concepts, that enable the most lethal, intelligent, and collaborative systems to penetrate and operate in enemy airspace with impunity. We work hand in hand with a broad swath of other engineering disciplines to design, develop, manufacture, and sustain these systems. Our responsibilities span the full Systems Engineering lifecycle-from research and development to modeling and analysis, from static / component test to dynamic flight test, from manufacturing floor support to field repairs and maintenance, and more. We work across multiple spectrums-from RF (Radio Frequency), to IR (Infrared) and Visual, to Acoustic. Our engineers have the opportunity to work in various environments-behind desks, in highly specialized labs, at indoor and outdoor test and measurement ranges, and at overseas operational locations. Our team is absolutely critical to the cradle-to-grave success of our cornerstone programs and the programs of the future, and your role on our team would be equally critical to our success as an organization. Without Survivability Engineers, there is no Low in Low Observable. Without us, there is no Stealth in Stealth Bomber. Join us, and let's Define Survivable together!

Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Manager (Survivability) 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This leadership opportunity is located in Palmdale, CA .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead production work, independent technical reviews, program execution and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis.

  • Provide strong leadership, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and collaboration with senior management, peers, other IPTs and the homeroom.

  • Previous experience in a leadership and management role within an Engineering discipline is required.

  • Responsible for Managing the Budgets, Schedules, Risk and Opportunities.

  • Regularly interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant technical matters requiring coordination between organizations to ensure successful task completion and customer satisfaction.

  • Regularly reports to senior internal and external customers.

  • Horizontal integration of best practices across the organization; maintaining cognizance over technical activities, enforcing survivability's requirements throughout the production cycle.

  • Ensuring execution of project statement of work and baselines.

Impact to Program:

  • This position is crucial in leading the program to complete milestones and integration requirements, while staying within cost and schedule, to meet the needs of our nations department of defense. The opportunity will include execution of areas for the enterprise under the guidance of the Survivability and Mission Engineering IPT Director, and the Survivability Homeroom.

Basic Qualifications :

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

  • Must have at least 5 years of Survivability experience with a focus in Survivability design, integration, sustainment, and/or production.

  • Must have prior management/leadership experience that includes providing oversight of multiple disciplines related to manufacturing and production of survivable aircraft.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret clearance that is in-scope (granted/renewed in the last 6 years or under continuous evaluation).

  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Access Programs (SAP) prior to the commencement of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An MS degree in Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline is preferred.

  • 7 (+) years of experience in Survivability Engineering is desired.

  • Strong background in survivability analysis and survivability requirements and the application of each to the production of stealth platforms.

  • Working knowledge of systems engineering disciplines such as: Requirements Development, Systems Architecture and Design, Requirements Validation and Verification.

  • An active Top Secret or SCI clearance is preferred as well as TS Program Access.

  • Recognized Career development and mentoring of employees.

Salary Range: $180,600 - $271,000

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