Engineering Manager 2 Patuxent River, MD

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 (NGAS) has an exciting career opportunity for a Ground Segment Lead and Section Manager to lead our Ground Segment team of 20 qualified, diverse individuals in support of the MQ-4C Triton program test activities. This position will be located at NAS (Naval Air Station) Patuxent River, MD.

The Triton - MQ-4C ITT (Integrated Test Team) is a US Navy & Northrop Grumman integrated test team working together to ensure future capabilities are tested and evaluated in an efficient manner. The selected candidate will perform a variety of data collection and technical support services on the Triton Air vehicle and Ground Control Stations; and support the research and procurement of MQ-4C unmanned air vehicle components in direct support of life cycle sustainment.

Responsibilities include Interfacing with NGAS and customer Flight Test Engineers, Flight Test Conductors, Flight Crews, Ground Operations Technicians, System Administrators, Networks Engineers, and developers. This position will be the primary interface between the US Navy and Northrop Grumman ground segment system administrators, responsible engineers, network engineers, and flight test engineers.

Section Manager responsibilities include working closely with the System and Flight Test Engineering Department Manager and fellow section managers to implement department and CoE initiatives, ensuring successful planning and execution of program test engineering activities, collaborating with programs to satisfy staffing needs and provide operations support (incident investigations, metrics collection and analysis, etc.), setting Talent + goals and providing regular performance feedback to 16 employees, supporting the annual salary review and promotion process, mentoring and developing the next generation of technical and project leadership, and improving and implementing test engineering processes and procedures. The Section Manager duties will require 10-20% of the manager's time.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure all issues, tasks and workload are communicated to test and engineering leadership

  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with NGC and Navy network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, and customer and IT management

  • Analyze internal and external customer requirements and determine equipment and software requirements for solutions to problems by means of automated systems

  • Review recommendations and system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management

  • Provide backup and recovery services; manage file systems and disk space; manage virus protection on a routine basis

  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists

  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact

  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed

  • Plan and execute hardware/software modifications to the Ground Segment as required

  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors; evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions

  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases

  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security

  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts

  • Work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions

  • Lead an integrated team as a manager, communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with internal and external customers, in written and oral format

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels. The selected candidate will need either to be located at NAS Patuxent River or be willing to relocate to the NAS Patuxent River area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math and 9 years of related experience or Masters degree and 7 years of related experience

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active Top Secret clearance

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an active SCI clearance

  • Must have experience leading an integrated team as a manager or a team lead

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • Experience managing Windows Server OS, Linux flavor OS's and domain architecture

  • Ability to work after hours and weekends as needed

  • Experience with STIG's (Security Technical Implementation Guide) operating under and managing systems within a Data Center environment

  • Server management and rudimentary Scripting experience

  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP or similar security certification

  • Windows AD, LDAP, VMWare, and knowledge of SAN storage systems

  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions

  • Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment

  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process

  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco)

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.