Systems Engineering Director 2Baltimore, MD

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.

What You'll get to Do:

This Director will be the senior MS engineering executive for the NIS employees supporting the NG Microelectronics Center (NGMC). This position is responsible for all software and digital technologies; hardware; and systems engineering, integration, and test activities across geographically distributed sites including Baltimore, Annapolis Junction, Sacramento and Beavercreek. This Director will also oversee all engineering business-facing activities at the campuses and will be responsible for directing the functional home room as well as engineering performance excellence.

The Director of Engineering will lead a management and technical staff of approximately 700 staff who support a variety of programs in different life cycle stages. The director will focus on performance, people leadership and business growth and demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. The candidate will have an ability to operate independently based on strategic objectives, work in a team environment, and collaborate across the sector and corporation as required to accomplish the team goals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organization leadership and strategic vision developing roadmaps that support talent development, processes, and tools in alignment with Sector and Enterprise initiatives

  • Provide cross-site coordination for key E&S activities and initiatives, also working to build collaboration with the P&L and our peer organizations (Operations, Business Management, HR, etc)

  • Ensure engineering and technical expertise while driving performance excellence into our operations at the NGMC sites

  • Champion vision of E&S and partner with NIS leaders for continuity and consistency

  • Communicate and implement E&S vision and goals

  • Ensure overall E&S goals are being accomplished through site and program activities

  • Develop E&S leadership team in support of rapidly increasing business to enable robust bench depth of future P&L and E&S leaders.

  • Serve as primary engineering PoC for business development managers for support to Business Acquisition Process (BAP) activities

  • Talent Management: identify skills mix based on business needs and forecast needs for experienced hires, college graduates and interns. Build and execute strategy for full life-cycle talent management; hire, retain, deploy and develop talent.

  • Oversee site engineering redeployment efforts and ensure a close partnership partners based on business priorities

  • Facilitate and promote affordability, knowledge management, engineering utilization, and other process improvement initiatives including the implementation and monitoring of metrics covering engineering efficiency and quality, as well as sharing of lessons learned and best practices throughout the organization.

To continue our strong legacy of supporting the schedule, affordability and technical needs of our customers, Northrop Grumman is undergoing a full scale Digital Transformation. The NGMC Director of Engineering will have overall responsibility for driving the engineering and science aspects of the Digital Transformation across NGMC; process definition, digital innovation, strategy, implementation, change management, and close partnership with stakeholder organizations.

The successful candidate will 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. In this role, the ideal candidate will 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 a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success collaborating and leading virtually as a part of a geographically dispersed team. The ideal candidate will 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. This candidate must be able to bridge different cultural perspectives to create a cohesive leadership team with a common purpose and set of expectations. This candidate must demonstrate the ability to articulate a value proposition for a matrix organization in a company with size and mission diversity of NGC.

The position is located in Baltimore and requires travel to up to 25% of the time.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics or related technical fields with 14 years of experience; Master's degree with 10 years of experience; PhD with 8 years of experience

• Working knowledge of Staffing, Engineering Metrics and Training resources, processes, and tools

• Experience effectively leading diverse technical teams across multiple locations

• Working familiarity with ISO 9001, AS9100, and CMMI

• Active DoD Secret Clearance required; US Citizenship is required in order to obtain and maintain security clearance

• Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• 8 years of professional experience in the defense or aerospace industries

• 5 years demonstrated success managing technical teams

• 5 years previous experience working in a technical role

• Advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related technical fields

• Program management experience

• Experience managing large control accounts with accountability for scope, schedule, budget, and technical performance

• Proven success in creating and executing affordability initiatives

• Active TS/SCI Clearance

Salary Range: $240,100 - $360,100

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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.