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Northrop Grumman Technical Operations Lead 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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Technical Operations Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

This Technical Operations Lead will focus on supporting the director in executing day-to-day operations as well as long-term strategic planning and initiatives.

Duties include:

  • Lead and manage monthly execution reviews for IRAD and CRAD

  • Coordinate cross-division collaboration and collaboration within the space program portfolio

  • Primary interface to the Sector Technology Council (STC) and STC lead for Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD)

  • Support staffing and team onboarding

  • Organize and lead staff meetings

  • Manage the overall team calendar

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & - Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9+ years of engineering experience OR

  • Master's degree in a STEM (Science, technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 7+ years of engineering experience

  • PhD in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 4+ years of experience in engineering experience

Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept. of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR

  • SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR

  • Dept. of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR

  • Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work within an abstract and dynamic environment

  • Team-player with willingness to jump in to help the team through critical milestones

  • Open and transparent collaborator

  • Ability to think outside the box and drive evolution

  • Experience with new business development, captures, proposals

  • Technical knowledge/expertise in RF, digital, communication, and/or spacecraft systems as well as systems engineering.

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