Northrop Grumman AMP Payload Systems Engineering IPT Director 1 in Redondo Beach, California

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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for anPayload Systems Engineer IPT Directorto join our team of highly qualified and diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

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. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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The Payload Systems Engineer (PLSE) IPT Director leads activities within the AMP primary mission payload activities (Payload A), spanning from conceptual design, proposal preparation, detailed design, manufacturing and test, technical support of Vehicle I&T and technical support of operational systems.

The PLSE IPT Director must be able to drive execution, develop talent and build strong teams, lead change, and solve complex technical problems.

The PLSE IPT Director will report functionally to the Director of Systems Engineering, and programmatically to the Payload Project Manager, and is responsible for:

  • Establishing and executing the PLSE schedule and technical baseline to design, build, integrate and deliver flight hardware. PLSE IPT is fully incorporated into the AMP program management, control and metrics processes.

  • Leading strategies for future enhancements and capabilities, with focus on performance competitive assessments across Payload functions.

  • Securing RFPs, preparing proposals, baselining, and executing remaining contract phases.

  • Leading and managing a project team of over 50 people across multiple simultaneous program phases (conceptual design through support to integration and test).

  • Manage the Systems Engineering activities for multiple shipsets.

  • Identifying and realizing opportunities to reduce cost, improve processes.

  • Meeting all security, organizational conflict of interest, export control, protection of proprietary information, risk and opportunities management process, and configuration management.

  • Closely coordinating and collaborating with stakeholders:

  • AMP Program Office, peer AMP IPT Managers, and AMP support organizations (Business Development, Security, IT Solutions, Legal)

  • Other Space Systems Division business areas and NGAS functional area counterparts, Engineering, etc.

  • Senior level customers, technical advisors, and subject matter experts

  • Suppliers' executives, program managers and counterparts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or technical discipline

  • Experience in leading the development and delivery of complex systems through the lifecycle of programs such as proposal, architecture, design, production and test

  • Systems engineering management experience

  • Active SSBI required and must be maintained

  • 9years of engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an engineering or technical discipline preferred

  • Provide ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create an inclusive work environment that attracts, retains and inspires diverse and engaged teams

  • Proven systems engineering management experience in delivering complex space hardware

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.