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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Manager 3 in Redondo Beach, California

The Payload and Ground Systems division of Northrop Grumman Space Systems seeks to fill a System Engineering Manager 3 position in the Engineering function for our Space Park location. The role is expected to provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish and maintain a world class Ground System Engineering organization, supporting multiple divisions and programs across an incredibly diverse and advanced portfolio. This leader will support engineers and engineering leaders primarily located at the Space Park and El Segundo campuses in Southern CA. The role will have overall responsibility for the design, development, implementation, application, training, and product support of state-of-the-art solutions in support of NG Space Systems Sector captures, programs of record, as well as research and technology development.

The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to recruit, manage and retain employees. He/she will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

This is a dual role encompassing both functional management and technical performance on a specific program.

Responsibilities include:

  • The Senior Section Manager will generally be responsible for 10 - 15 senior technical staff members, along with their roles specific to program execution.

  • Provide Functional oversight for a team of systems engineers.

  • Support E&S activities such as staffing and workload forecast; employee inclusion, engagement, mentoring and career development; employee training and identification and training of skills required to execute on programs.

  • Participate in recruiting, sourcing, onboarding, performance management and contract maintenance for contractors working in the business area as required.

  • Support Business Strategy Efforts (including proposals, gate reviews, independent review team, NAR/ICE, as necessary)

  • Providing the people, processes, and tools required to meet the current and future needs of programs and technologies within the NGSP portfolio.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor's degree; 12 years of relevant experience with a Masters' degree; 9 years of relevant experience with a PhD.

  • This is a 20% coverage position. Successful candidate will bring coverage for 80% of the time on active project or program.

  • Proven demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

  • High proficiency in technical problem solving.

  • Active DOD Secret clearance, and ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.

  • Ability to travel 10%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a relevant technical or management specialty.

  • Leadership role on program associated with the department.

  • Experience with program reviews and business development activities.

  • Active TS/SCI and SAP clearance.

  • Current NGSP PGS employee working within the GES or MCS OU at Space Park.

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. 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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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.

Job Category : Engineering