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Specialty Test Manager - I&T Section Manager

Northrop Grumman | Melbourne FL 32910 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/16/2019

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At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

This is a dual role Section Manager Specialty Test Manager (S02). The candidate will be responsible for functional management of staff as a Section Manager within the System Integration and Test & Evaluation (SI&TE) Directorate. The candidate will also be required to be a Specialty Test Engineer on the Strike IPT. The candidate will be responsible for functional management of Specialty Test Engineers and provide technical oversight to System Test and Integration activities on the program (IPT).

Roles and Responsibilities include:
The Test Design Engineering Department is seeking a Section Manager to lead a team of Specialty Test Engineers supporting the Strike Program in Melbourne, FL. The successful candidate will help their section members understand our organization's vision and principles, build a culture that empowers and motivates individual excellence, and establish functional homeroom shared accountability for program performance.

Section Manager responsibilities include working closely with the Test Design Department Manager and fellow section managers to implement department and CoE / CoP initiatives, ensuring successful planning and execution of program test engineering activities, collaborating with programs to satisfy staffing needs and provide operations support (metrics collection and analysis, etc.), setting Talent + goals and providing regular performance feedback to employees, supporting the annual salary review and promotion process, mentoring and developing the next generation of technical and project leadership, and improving and enforcing test engineering processes and procedures.

The Specialty Test Manager will be responsible for leading and executing an exciting statement of work on a classified program. This position will be both an IPT Lead and a Functional Homeroom Manager. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Report to the Specialty Test IPT Lead
  • Lead and oversee the technical SOW
  • Including incremental and full scale testing
  • Cost Account Manager for Associated Networks
  • Interface with technical government counterpart
  • Travel up to 25% to test ranges or government facilities

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in at least one of the following: Systems development experience; Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, systems architecture, Communications, Data links, Computer networks, Sensors, Avionics, COTS hardware, instrumentation systems, integration, and/or test

  • Minimum 1 year of Leadership experience as a Lead or Manager of staff

  • A current DoD Secret level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A current Top Secret/SCI level security clearance

  • Program access

  • Experience with SIT&E processes and procedures to support both management and engineering tasks with Military Aircraft Systems

  • Automated Test Experience

  • Familiarity with current programs across NGC AS Sector

  • Master's or PhD Degree in STEM

  • Experience in Specialty Test

  • Knowledge of Cost account managing and EVMS

  • Nx, CPLM and AutoCAD Design Experience

  • Experience in Additive Manufacturingand/orRapid Prototyping

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

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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Location Melbourne, FL, 32910, United States
Categories Engineering

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