Flying Test Bed Engineering Section Manager 2 Melbourne, FL

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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Flying Test Bed and Specialty Test Sub-IPT Deputy Manager 2.

The Strike Program Systems Test Team requires a Flight Test Operations and Section Manager responsible for all facets of Strike Systems Test operations, including staffing, planning, execution, and reporting in multiple technology areas. In addition, the candidate will fill the role of Deputy to the System Test Team, Specialty Test Sub-IPT Manager. This position will be based at Melbourne, FL.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and self-starting individual with relevant test operations experience, who will be willing to work additional assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage a Test Article: This will include the daily test activities and personnel support, prioritization of tasks and the strategic long-term planning of test operations.

  • Evaluate, review and implement department policies and procedures to ensure the Flight Test Operations department is operating in a safe and effective manner, as well as in accordance with all government and company regulations.

  • Support for all sub-IPT for all STT IPT functions to include schedule, budgets, personnel, and resources.

  • Manage the daily tasks of the assigned personnel, including Test Conductors, Test Directors, Mission Planners, Aircrew and support personnel.

  • Liaise with the Melbourne T&E Functional Homeroom as required for the statement of work.

  • Support technical interchange meetings (TIMs)

  • Identify all risks, issues, and pressures and develop mitigation and closure plans.

  • Lead a 15+ member team as the Functional Homeroom Section Manager for the assigned personnel.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in a STEM discipline AND 9 years of related professional/military experience in Engineering OR a Master's degree in a STEM discipline AND 7 years of related professional/miliary experience in Engineering.

  • Must have prior management / leadership experience.

  • Must have an active DOD Secret clearance.

  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in science, technology, engineering, or math

  • DOD Top Secret clearance, with an investigation date within the past 6 years

  • Knowledge in Flight Test, Specialty Test, or Mission Systems Testing.

  • Flexibility to work additional assignments beyond the defined requirements of this position.

  • Strong communication, project management, leadership, and team building skills.

Salary Range: $127,700 - $191,500

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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.