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Northrop Grumman RF Comm Component Design Manager 2 - Space/Satellite Systems in Dulles, Virginia



Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today!

We have an opening for an RF Comm Component Design Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.

In this role, you will be the functional manager of a matrix organization primarily supporting the National Security Space (NSS) business area. As a functional manager, you will organize, support, and grow a talented team of RF engineers working day-to-day on design, build and test of NSS, commercial communications, and scientific spacecraft. You will also be a technical resource for the group, providing mentoring, guidance and assistance with problem solving, and will participate directly in some programs or new business efforts on a part-time basis. To be successful you should have strong technical skills, the ability to organize and direct a medium-sized engineering team, and demonstrated motivation to develop employees' careers.

In particular, you will be involved in:

  • Coordination of staff size and skill pool across programs and business units. You will work with the RF department manager and the program managers to understand and forecast business needs and ensure the right employees are available at the right time. You will recruit new talent and organize training and mentorship for new employees, and foster an environment of career development and growth

  • Establishing, maintaining and propagating tools, processes, procedures and guidelines to achieve technical excellence and consistent results across programs and business units. Propagate and implement lessons learned and best practices across programs

  • Perform managerial duties for direct reports, including annual appraisals, timecard supervision and approvals, status reports, and regular communications with employees. You will also assist with overhead budgeting, IR&D planning, capital planning, and department metrics

  • Perform initial design work and provide technical content/write-ups for new business efforts, both formal proposals and informal responses to potential customers

  • Generate and/or review and provide guidance for basis of estimate (BOE) cost inputs for proposals, studies, and new program starts

  • Provide technical guidance to on-going projects on an as-needed basis. Conduct peer reviews of subsystem and component designs to ensure program success and avoid late-arising issues




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Job Category : Engineering