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.
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, but they're also making history!
The Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD) within Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a leader to manage a team of highly qualified, diverse individuals in the Remote Sensing Programs (RSP) Hardware Organization within PGSD in Linthicum, MD . The Hardware Organization is a rapidly growing organization with over 240 members and 4 departments including Sub-System Leadership (SSL), Electrical Design & Digital Technology (EDDT), Mechanical Technology (MET), and Product Team Leadership (PTL).
The position is a Design Section Manager within the EDDT Department focused mainly on firmware design, digital subsystem architecture, Integration, and Test. The position is approximately 20% functional organization management with 10-15 direct reports and 80% direct contract work (program related work).
The role will focus on three primary areas of responsibility:
Section Strategy responsibilities include:
Understanding internal and external customer needs and roadmaps
Building development plans for digital products in concert with senior technical staff
Shaping program execution plans to be complementary with product line architecture initiatives
Championing department initiatives and NCTA/ITA
Team Leadership responsibilities include:
Functional oversight of a section of engineers working multiple programs, IRAD initiatives, and new business capture opportunities
Staffing and workload forecasting
Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new and experienced employees
Employee inclusion, engagement, and mentoring
Performance management and career development
Identification of skills required to execute on programs and needed employee training.
Technical Performance responsibilities include:
Support and adherence to engineering processes
Oversight of technical quality for various development, integration, or production programs
Support for new business development and proposals.
Development and advancement of the technology, including supporting organization initiatives around streamlining the design and test process by determining more efficient methodologies.
The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance. They 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. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.
The candidate will work closely with directors and managers of other engineering disciplines, program directors and program managers. The ideal candidate will also be able to champion change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the business. 10% travel may be required.
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or another STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline
Minimum of 9 years of professional relevant experience (7 years with MS; 4 years with Ph.D.)
Must be experienced in all aspects of the firmware/FPGA design process, from requirements analysis through verification testing with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
5 years of project management/Integrated Product Team Leadership (IPTL)/functional management of firmware/FPGA design teams
High proficiency in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation, and monitoring
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI clearance level
US Citizenship is a prerequisite
Active TS/SCI clearance
Experience with Earned Value Management
Salary Range: $168,100 - $252,100
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.
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.