Manager Systems Engineering 1, San Diego, Ca

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San Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10076210
Category: Engineering
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: Days (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

We are looking for you to join our team as an Engineering Lab Manager based out of San Diego, CA. As an Engineering Lab Manager at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, organized, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

What You’ll Get to Do:

The Engineering Lab manager will lead a team of approximately 10-15 engineers and technicians working within the San Diego Communication Systems BU. The successful candidate will lead direct report employees based on organizational goals, program activity, and company policies. Specific responsibilities  include coordinating with programs for staffing, recruiting, training, preparing and delivering performance reviews to employees, evaluating/recommending employees for promotions, evaluating salaries and coordinating with Human  Resources on potential adjustments, assisting employees in preparing performance goals, providing career guidance to employees and counseling employees on their performance as necessary as well as working to refine the lab operation process and tools utilized for program excellence and design assurance. Also, the manager is responsible for periodic review and update of related Lab Operation process documents, compliance, and support of AS9100 and CMMI audits.  Program Execution and Engineering Excellence are our driving forces. 

The qualified candidate shall also be a technical performer, working approximately 80% directly on programs involving CNI systems within our CNI OU, representing our Engineering and Sciences organization in the OU. Programs covered by this OU are F-35 CNI programs, F22 CNI programs, CNI Future Product Line, and CNI production and sustainment programs.  Experience with mentoring and people management is highly desirable.

The Manager will support and be accountable for goals including:

Cultivate an inclusive and engaging workplace. Ensure employees’ work life balance is appropriate.

Workforce: maintain staff adequate to execute to program plans, as well as for strategic growth. Plan assignments and fill program needs to ensure success, but which also offer growth to the individuals performing the work.

Performance management: on an ongoing basis engage with staff to identify growth opportunities, deficiencies, appropriate training, etc. Execute to the Enterprise review cycle. Manage compensation and career progression

Create and maintain forward-looking processes which align to strategic goals.

Must have excellent written and communication skills and be able to work independently and within groups.

Good organization skill and able to provide clear status of lab activities to the engineering team/program managers while adjust tasks to support priority changes per programs.

Ability to facilitate/mediate in conflict resolution matters.

Candidate must have good understanding of systems integration and test, familiar with test equipment and test stations in lab and able to resolve issue in a timely manner.

Candidate must have knowledge of engineering process, be proficient in process development as well as functional organization aspects.

Basic Qualifications:

BSEE or related degree, 5+ years of experience, and significant direct experience in the field of Systems Engineering, System Integration and Test as well as program management and engineering lab operations.  May consider an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree

Candidate must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Previous experience as a functional manager or technical team leader.

Candidate must be familiar of equipment maintenance process to keep lab operational.

Candidate must have familiarity with the other Engineering disciplines and operation units

Candidate must have knowledge of real-time embedded communication systems

Must have an active or current Secret Clearance and ability to obtain/maintain CNI program SAPs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in STEM field, with 10 or more years of technical experience and direct management of technicians/engineers.

Candidate should have hands on experience with DoD Communications Systems

Candidate should have direct supervisory experience and/or significant team leadership (IPT lead).

Current direct program duties within the CNI OU, including F-35, F-22 CNI programs.

Familiarity with EVMS Reporting and CAM responsibilities.

Familiarity with other organizational functions such as supply chain, procurement, logistics, and mission assurance.

DOD Secret and SAR highly preferred

Knowledge of F-35 and F-22 communications systems and associated waveforms

Salary Range: $123,200 USD – $184,800 USD

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. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. 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.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10076210 2023.01.14

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