Northrop Grumman Speciality Engineering Manager 2 in Azusa, California

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Candidate will be responsible for functional management of the specialty engineering group encompassing materials and processes (M&P,) parts, materials, and processes (PM&P,) reliability, Contamination, System Safety, radiation hardness, and survivability engineering in support of unit and system design, analysis and test areas within the Hardware Engineering organization. Group size varies between ten and sixteen highly capable technical professionals. The selected candidate will be responsible for deployment of resources to programs, maintaining department processes, customer interfaces, mentoring, performance evaluation, coordinating activities, and career development of department members. In this role, she/he is responsible for overall technical performance of the Specialty Engineering organization including part and material specification, part control, interface with parts entry system for configuration management, specialty engineering analysis products and support to program CDRL and SDRL inputs. Position requires approximately 80% direct support to one of the IR or MMW space programs and 20% support for functional management. For this specific engineering position, the successful applicant will require technical understanding and experience in supply chain management (SCM) support and anomaly investigation, as well as experience with space-borne hardware design and producibility. Candidate should have project management experience in a team environment, including formal cost account management. Candidate will interface with multiple disciplines such as program management, electrical, mechanical and system engineering, procurement, subcontractors and manufacturing. Specific assignment may include one or more of the following: M&P; PM&P, or PM&P board chairmanship; reliability test regimen design and implementation; Contamination analysis and implementation; signal conditioning and mixed signal design; product development team leadership; remote sensing and IR/visible focal planes procurement and integration. The candidate must be capable of flowing down and/or deriving requirements from higher level specifications, performing trade studies, and generating process and material documents. Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Electrical/ElectronicEngineering, Metallurgy, Applied Mathematics, or other S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline with not less than seven years' experience, master's degree with five years' experience, or minimum four years of experience with PhD developing and delivering hardware subsystems and equipment, or conduct of one or more specialty engineering disciplines (see above) in support of such delivery.

  • Leadership of project and/or tiger teams.

  • Proficiency in at least one of the following disciplines: materials and processes (M&P); parts, materials, and processes (PM&P); reliability and/or ESS test regimen design and implementation; signal conditioning and mixed signal design; product development team leadership; remote sensing and IR/visible focal planes procurement and integration; plus, formal anomaly investigation and troubleshooting experience (FRACAS, RC&CA, etc.)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tool suite.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain aDoD Secret clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or PhD in Materials Science, Electrical/ElectronicEngineering, Metallurgy, Applied Mathematics, or closely related engineering or science discipline, with not less than seven years' experience developing and delivering spaceborne radio frequency (RF) or infrared (IR) remote sensing equipment.

  • Experience with data acquisition subsystem (DAS), component/part design (expert in at least one of these three), formal anomaly investigation and troubleshooting experience (FRACAS, RCA&CA, FRB).

  • Familiarity with reliability and/or radiation analysis tools.

  • Familiarity with management of capital and processes for the following laboratory types: failure analysis; x-ray radiography; cleanroom assembly and test for hybrid microcircuits.

  • Expert in one of the following disciplines: RF component design, test, and analysis; focal plane interface and signal conditioning; reliability modeling and probability of success prediction; failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis (FMECA); single event effects (SEE); micrometeoroid damage assessment and mitigation.

  • Successful track record as CAM and/or lead for an Integrated Product Team (IPT).

  • Familiarity with design & analysis processes for DOD and/or NASA space programs.

  • Clearance: Secret, Top Secret, SCI/SSBI.The higher the better.

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.