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Northrop Grumman Test Engineering Section Manager (Mgr Engineering 2) in Manhattan Beach, California

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

Candidate is responsible for cost and schedule performance for test set development and test execution for Module Assembly and Test department (MA&T). The candidate will be the point of contact for program test execution from proposal, test development, test implementation, product test sustainment and ultimately program closeout. Candidate must have demonstrated ability to lead and provide direction to a technical cross-functional team. Exceptional communication skills are required. Candidate must have extensive experience in software and hardware development for space and/or avionics applications. Position will be the functional manager for a mix of junior and very experienced engineers with wide range of technical backgrounds. Project Management fundamentals and leadership skills are essential to creating and managing project tasks and team; CAM experience preferred, as position will report status and earned value to programs.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM related field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) with minimum 7 years of experience or Master's Degree with minimum of 5 years relevant experience

  • Experience developing software

  • Professional work experience in analyzing and testing computer hardware and software

  • Understanding of metrology, sources of measurement error, and uncertainty analysis

  • Experience with test equipment and measurement techniques to verify and validate product requirements

  • Candidate must able to obtain and 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:

  • Strong Project Management Fundamentals (Scope, Cost & Schedule - EVMS, and Risk Management)

  • Experience developing software in LabView

  • Experience extracting, organizing, and presenting metrics

  • Ability to analyze data

  • Great speaking oral and written skills

Experience creating tools

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.

Job Category : Engineering