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Northrop Grumman Systems Integration & Test - Mgr Systems Engineering 2 in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

The Space Systems Engineering Section Manager is a dual-hat Engineering Manager responsible for both section management (up to 20% of time) and existing program responsibilities (80% or more of time). Along with reporting into a program, the Section Manager is also a member of the Space Systems Engineering Directorate Functional Management Organization. The Section Manager shall be the Functional Management Point of Contact for an assigned section of employees of the Space Systems Integration & Test (SSI&T) Department in the Mission Engineering & Operations Center and will be involved in supporting and implementing Digital Transformation activities for Space Systems Engineering initiatives. This position reports directly to the SSI&T Department Manager.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Perform resource planning and staffing; staff development, including skills training and career support; performance management, including employee goal setting, annual reviews, and issues resolution.

  • Deployment, measurement, and improvement of tailored, agile, Space Systems processes and procedures and supporting product cost reduction strategies.

  • Candidates to have System Engineering Technical Leadership in alignment with the SSI&T department specific domain expertise defined below:

  • Space System Integration and Test (SSI&T) engineers lead systems engineering activities that include space qualified hardware/software development & integration, interface definition and control, system test planning/execution, interface and performance validation, tool development, site installation, and system turnover for Space System programs.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline, and 5+ years of engineering experience OR

  • Master's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline, and 3+ years of engineering experience

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SSBI or current SCI

  • Demonstrated experience in systems engineering and/or integration & test

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Assignment manager and/or performance management experience

  • Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all involved employees

  • Demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering and/or Space Systems Programs

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Job Category : Engineering