Electronics Engineering Manager 3 Manhattan Beach, CA

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.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Strategic Space Systems Division has an opening for an Electronics Engineering Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The Ground and Electronics Manufacturing Directorate is seeking qualified candidates to fill the Department Manager position to lead the Ground Product Engineering & Advanced Programs Department. The Department manager will be responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to approximately 100+ engineering and production staff that support the design, development, and production of ground-based electronics (test systems, operational ground subsystems) for Space Systems applications. Responsibilities will encompass all aspects of functional management including:

  • Develop and implement organizational strategies to drive employee engagement, critical skills development, employee performance management (PMP), compensation, retention of talent, training, employee recognition, and mentoring/career development.

  • Manage program staffing requirements in TALEO, POST, and coordinate requirements/plans with Space Systems program leadership, engineering staffing leads, Talent Acquisition, and HR to ensure focused hiring objectives are executed.

  • Support and/or lead program NAR/ICE, IRT, PCAB, Tiger Teams/Deep Dives, proposal (TD/BOE) reviews, milestone and technical reviews, and Sector Operating Objective (SOO) goals.

  • Lead Process Excellence/Improvements and working group initiatives, maintain/develop process documentation, manage process adherence and CPATS issues/non-conformances with timely root cause and corrective actions to ensure process quality and excellence.

  • Develop & manage budgetary strategic plans (indirect, capital, NCTA) to effectively support design, production, and test network/support operations.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position's standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a STEM field from an accredited institution

  • A minimum of 7 years of engineering experience, including a minimum of 2 years of experience serving as a manager or lead of an engineering team

  • Proven technical, program or functional leadership experience

  • Experience in collaborating with employees within a department and across functional areas

  • Candidate must have and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years

  • OR SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

  • OR Dept of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability to grasp complex issues, assess/develop optimal solutions, effectively lead people, and manage risks/opportunities across functional/program stakeholders

  • Experience in product development, proposal support, and new business development

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Active SCI access

Salary Range: $176,100 - $264,100

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.