Northrop Grumman Pathways Engineering Functional Manager 2 in Azusa, California
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Northrop Grumman's Space Systems Sector, Military & Civil Space Systems Division in Azusa CA, is seeking a qualified Functional Manager 2 for the Pathways department to perform key technical assignments on Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Defense Support Program (DSP), Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), and other space programs. The SBIRS and DSP programs deliver timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers. The system enhances global missile launch detection capability, supports the nation's ballistic missile defense system, expands the country's technical intelligence gathering capacity and bolsters situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield. The architecture includes a resilient mix of satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO), hosted payloads in HEO orbit, and ground hardware and software. The integrated system provides robust performance with global, persistent coverage. JPSS ATMS provides global environmental data used in numerical weather prediction models for forecasts, as well as provide space weather observations, search and rescue detection capabilities, and direct read-out and data collection products and services to customers; this information about our planet is vital to our ability to plan, predict, respond, and to protect lives and property like supporting climate research as well as operational weather and storm forecasting for civil, military, and international partners.
In addition to space program support, the Pathways department Functional Manager will be part of the PATHWAYS rotational program team. The successful candidate will provide functional management for approximately 15 junior engineers of diverse disciplines. The position requires engineering knowledge and leadership to help establish and execute effective technical program work rotations like data analysis, launch rehearsal, software development, TVAC testing, mechanical design, electrical design, manufacturing, cybersecurity, etc. Management activities include supporting college hiring activities, interviewing and hiring staff, performance planning and appraisals, and professional development of staff. The candidate will also be required to integrate input from internal departments, program leadership, and other departments to develop rotational assignments and opportunities for the Pathways team members. Candidate must work effectively in a collaborative teaming environment, involving close coordination with program management, functional management, human resources, and various campus organizations. Candidate must also possess the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.
· Bachelor's Degree within a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) & 5+ years of leadership experience within an engineering function
· Previous experience leading an engineering support staff
· Experience with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
· Ability to obtain & maintain a DoD Security Clearance (US citizenship required)
· Experience supporting space programs, test, and mission operations
· Master's degree within a STEM field
· Current Security Clearance
· Experience managing a systems engineering support staff
· Matlab and/or Python Skills
· Prior experience leading early career and intern staff
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Job Category : Engineering