Production Test Air Vehicle Manager 2 (B-21 Raider Program) Palmdale, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems has leadership openings for Production Test Air Vehicle Manager 2, to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

This position supports the B-21 Raider, the world's first sixth-generation aircraft. When it comes to delivering America's resolve, the Raider provides the Air Force with long range, high survivability, and mission payload flexibility. The B-21 Raider will be capable of penetrating the toughest defenses to deliver precision strikes anywhere in the world. The B-21 is the future of deterrence. Find out more here .

The candidate must have a significant background in leading people and teams in high-paced demanding technical environment. Must be able to drive team to maintain schedule, cost and program goals. Will manage a diverse team of technicians and engineers.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Must be willing to work any shift depending on business needs.

  • Provide technical products and planning coordination for the Test IPT as the manager for the system under test.

  • Fill in as needed as the Cost Account Manager overseeing a substantial operating budget producing budget forecasting and analysis.

  • Lead point of contact for the test team and will coordinate and oversee all maintenance and test activities for the system under test.

  • Maintain and specify test article configurations and coordinate all test modifications.

  • Ensure all test article activity has the required authorization, schedules activities, and assigns priorities.

  • Coordinate with local and remote test facilities / ranges, other Special Projects IPTs, subcontractors, and government agencies.

  • Report on article status and provides detailed reports to Senior Management as required.

Position requires domestic travel to various location across the CONUS. Travel periods may be of significant duration. Candidate must be willing to work extended shifts, weekends and holidays as required to meet program schedule and objectives.

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.

The Selected Candidate must be willing to work any shift depending on the business needs: 4x10 schedule (Mon-Thurs) 1st shift; 4x10 (Mon-Thurs) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule Fri, Sat, Sun) 2nd shift; 3x10 schedule (Fri, Sat, Sun) 1st shift.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor degree of Science in 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/military experience in Engineering.

  • Must have experience in Systems Test Environment

  • Must have prior management / leadership experience.

  • Must have an active In-Scope Secret Clearance (investigation within last 6 years) with ability to obtain special program access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills to include ability to author technical reports and correspondence.

  • Significant experience in the developmental/operational test maintenance environment

  • Experience briefing managers, senior program leadership and customers.

  • Previous experience with team engagement and minimum of 7 year's experience in a leadership/management position

Salary Range: $134,600 - $201,800

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.