Northrop Grumman Mgr Engineering 2 in Palmdale, California

Here at Northrop Grumman we developed the B-2 Bomber, Global Hawk surveillance system, James Webb Space Telescope, and dozens of other leading edge systems. Just imagine what we're working on now! The Palmdale Lab Operations, Engineering and Test Department is looking for a passionate and dedicated Avionics System Test Section Manager to join our Palmdale team. Our Engineering Lab Test & Evaluation Section Manager will manage a team of system test engineers that verify subsystem and system level hardware and software functionality for an advanced technology program. Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in support the future of technology at Northrop Grumman? If yes, then this position is for you.

This position is to manage a group of Avionics Subsystem Integration and Test Engineers and Conductors that write test procedures and test scripts. This person will manage a group of 7 to 15 engineers on the Program and will be responsible for maintaining and updating the test process, as necessary. The position will be expected to manage scope/effort and build task assessments as well as bidding on new projects.

This position will require occasional travel, shift work and overtime.

The selected candidate will be responsible and accountable to manage day-to-day operation of the functional organization. The selected candidate will be responsible to manage earned value and build task assessments on new projects. Ongoing tasking includes, but is not limited to, decisions regarding awards, performance evaluations, salary review process, staffing, employee movement between programs, balancing resources among programs, employee development and mentoring, ensuring proper charging practices are followed, meeting indirect budget targets, and interpreting higher level guidance for implementation within the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Position requires a STEM degree with 5 years of technical experience

  • Able to lead coordination efforts

  • Candidate must have an active DoD Secret and obtain and maintain program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 9 years or more technical experience relating to system engineering, software engineering, or integration and test

  • Earned Value Management System experience

  • Ability to analyze data and extract trends, anomalies, and errors.

  • Work Package Management or Cost Account Management experience

  • Familiarity with Agile development and Continuous Integration process

  • Experience managing a direct report staff

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and flow down enterprise goals

  • Experience managing integration and test effort from multiple concurrent programs

  • Lead Technical experience in avionics integration and test

  • TS/SCI

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