Manager 2 Engineering, Flight Sciences/Vehicle Controls Redondo Beach, 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 (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for a Flight Sciences / Vehicle Controls Section Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals working at our South Bay Aircraft Design Center of Excellence (CoE). This hands-on leadership position is located onsite in Redondo Beach, CA.

Position Overview:

As an Engineering Manager of a Flight Sciences / Vehicle Controls section, you will be a functional manager reporting to the Flight Sciences & Vehicle Controls Department of the South Bay Aircraft Design directorate in the Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector. You will be responsible for the people, processes, tools, and technology to meet the current and future Flight Controls design and analysis needs of unclassified and classified programs in Redondo Beach, California. In this role, you will support program activity and perform the functional management role concurrently (approx. 80% engineering responsibilities).

Essential Functions:

  • Provide technical oversight to one of the following teams: Guidance Navigation & Controls (GNC) and Vehicle Management Systems (VMS), Aerodynamics, Configuration Design, technical oversight across the sector, including independent reviews of major programs, support of proposal, and identification of technology needs

  • Manage a team of engineers within the functional homeroom supporting people, processes, tools and technology

  • Provide Guidance Navigation & Controls (GNC) and Vehicle Management Systems (VMS), Aerodynamics, or Configuration Design analysis and guidance to programs

  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and direction to team members

  • Coordinate staffing with IPTs and support staffing processes, review resumes and conduct interviews, grow and maintain critical skillsets

  • Establish and maintain processes, design manuals, and common tools for programs across the discipline Community of Practice

  • Identify capital assets, indirect, and training budgets required for personnel to perform statements of work

  • Facilitate and promote improvement initiatives, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices between programs and engineering teams

  • Administer Performance Management Process and salary review processes in conjunction with program IPT leaders and the Flight Sciences functional homeroom

  • Interface with customers to define study areas and report status on current programs and technology development efforts

  • May interface with management and technical teams to define business relationships and technology initiatives for both IRAD (Internal Research and Development) and CRAD (Contractual Research and Development) efforts

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:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline and 9 years of relevant professional/military experience; OR Master's degree in a relevant STEM discipline and 7 years of relevant professional/military experience; OR Ph.D. in and a relevant STEM discipline and 4 years of relevant professional/military experience

  • Background in Flight Sciences Design & Analysis

  • Guidance Navigation & Controls (GNC), Vehicle Management Systems (VMS), Aerodynamics, Configuration Design and/or other Flight Sciences Discipline knowledge with experience analyzing either subsonic, supersonic or hypersonic aircraft or missile systems

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance prior to start

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current, in-scope Secret clearance (or higher)

  • Experience in technical leadership and guidance to Flight Sciences & Vehicle Controls discipline areas

  • Experience in Flight Sciences & Vehicle Controls processes and products throughout the program life cycle

  • Demonstrated ability to and/or experience leading an engineering or cross-functional team

  • Prior leadership experience within an engineering team environment

Salary Range: $147,800 - $221,800

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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 most positions.

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