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Mgr Systems Engineering 3

Northrop Grumman | Redondo Beach CA 90278 USA | Full Time | Posted: 07/12/2019

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill a Manager Level 3 position in the Engineering and Sciences (E&S), Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEI&T) organization for our Space Park campus. This position is a Department Manager role (a manager of managers and technical staff). The Department Manager will generally be responsible for 10-15 technical staff members, along with their roles specific to program execution. The Department Manager role will have overall influence spanning approximately 175+ employees.

From a functional standpoint, the Department Manager position is responsible for providing the people, processes, and tools required to meet the current and future needs of the programs and technologies within the NGMS portfolio. The role is expected to provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish and maintain a world class Systems 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 development, design, implementation, application, training, and product support of state-of-the-art solutions in support of NGMS captures, programs of record, as well as research and technology development.

The Department Manager will also be responsible for ensuring optimum program execution across a diverse program portfolio. Familiarity and advocacy for Systems Engineering performance based metric collection, along with close adherence to the eCOE sponsored Engineering Playbook, will be top priorities. There will also be an expectation that this role include development and execution of corrective actions required to improve program performance where appropriate, based on the trends and issues identified through the evaluation of the collected performance metrics.

Additionally, the responsibilities associated with this role will include providing functional oversight for 175+ technical staff members and managers across the Space Park and El Segundo campuses. There will be an expectation that the new department manager assume responsibility for facilitation and promotion of internal initiatives to enhance improved execution of our programs, including increased affordability, knowledge management and transfer, retention, labor utilization, and other process improvement initiatives that would improve our execution efficiency across the NGMS portfolio here at Space Park and throughout the Western Region. The position will champion consistency across the Systems Engineering discipline, working closely with the SEI&T counterparts both at the Space Park campus and across the other Western Region sites in pursuit of opportunities to improve operating efficiency and to develop the most cost effective solutions possible.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate success in applying leadership characteristics to achieve sustainable top performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors through all levels of the organization. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the successful candidate must have demonstrated strong abilities to collaborate and lead virtually as a part of a geographically dispersed team.

Finally, the successful candidate must have demonstrated success in influencing the direction of technology discriminators, including identifying and championing change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the business.


To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo.


This video gives candidates a preview of the Manager Selection Process and is their first opportunity to learn more about the Manager Readiness Assessment and the overall process.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree
  • 10 years of technical experience in any combination of Systems, Software, Hardware, or Cyber engineering disciplines accompanied by high proficiency in technical problem solving to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development. Previous experience in People and Technical Leadership roles.
  • Working knowledge of Program Execution, Staffing, Engineering Metrics and Training resources, Processes, and Tools.
  • Must have proven technical management experience preferably in either program IPT, R&D or Advanced Systems, technology, and/or functional environments.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and possess an active DoD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Engineering or other STEM discipline and/or MBA degree.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.
  • Experience effectively leading diverse technical teams across multiple locations.
  • Experience as a technical leader and visionary with knowledge of ground systems in support of Space and Airborne Fixed Wing platforms, in the areas of Command and Control, Mission Management and Execution.
  • Experience with Agile and DevOps processes as it relates to software development and production in support of these business areas would be desirable.

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.

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Location Redondo Beach, CA, 90278, United States
Categories Engineering

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