Northrop Grumman Aircraft VMS Section Manager in Redondo Beach, California

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Northrop Grumman's Aerospace System's Vehicle Engineering (VE) organizationis seeking a motivated candidate that will fill the position of Vehicle Management (VMS) Section Manager (SM). The position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The VMS Section Manager is responsible for providing functional home room (FHR) management of a team of VMS engineers, VMS subsystem engineers and hardware engineers who are responsible for the development of multiple VMS baselines for multiple programs. The selected candidate will interface frequently with his section members, her/his functional manager and all the programs her/his team supports. The manager will be tasked with setting and implementing functional/organizational objectives and providing guidance to employees. Additional responsibilities performance tracking and evaluation of section members and assisting/leading hiring activities for her/his group. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the section members with functional, human resource and development activities. This SM role will comprise approximately 20% of the selected candidate's work and the remaining 80% will be fulfilling a technical role as an VMS engineer.

Ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication, and organizational skills and professional development/mentoring skills

  • Demonstrated ability to implement process improvements, streamline activities, and develop effective processes

  • Technical background in Aircraft Vehicle Management Subsystem design

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) discipline with a minimum of 7 years of experience

  • Experience in VMS development deliverables and processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in STEM

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Full life-cycle experience on Aircraft programs

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