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Northrop Grumman Space Systems Manager of Hardware Engineering 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. Our pioneering, innovative, 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.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

What You'll get to Do:

This person will supervise 10-15 employees in different areas throughout Hardware programs in the Colorado Springs, CO area. This management position will be performed in conjunction with a primary role on a contract within the Colorado Springs area or serving as part of an Independent Research and Development (IRAD) project. The successful candidate will already have one of these roles or have been selected for such a role.

The successful candidate will always work and lead with safety in mind. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. He/she will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. 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 Hardware Engineering teams.

This management role will require you to complete an assessment as part of the application process. To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

Responsibilities Include:

  • Technical contributor or manager as part of a contract or an IRAD project

  • Functional oversight for a team of Hardware engineers of varied disciplines including goal setting, feedback and performance management

  • Staffing and workload forecasting

  • Employee inclusion and engagement

  • Employee mentoring and career development; employee training and identification and training of skills required to execute on programs.

  • Employee recruiting, sourcing, and onboarding




Basic Qualifications:

• At least 9 years of experience in a technical leadership role

• Bachelors degree in a relevant STEM discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Demonstrate strong people, organizational, presentation and communication skills,

written and verbal

• Must be experienced in broad aspects of the engineering development lifecycle

• U.S. Citizenship

• Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master of Science in a relevant STEM discipline

• Prior experience as a functional manager / supervisor of technical employees

• Prior engineering experience in support of Overhead Persistent Infrared systems or other Ballistic Missile Defense or Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance system

• Familiarity with radar systems and concepts

• Current Secret Clearance

Salary range for a Manager Hardware Engineering 2: $127,760-$191,640

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.

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Job Category : Engineering