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Northrop Grumman Manager, Systems Engineering 2 - Reliability Engineering in Redondo Beach, California

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for launch systems capabilities serving national security, military, civil and commercial customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Reliability Engineering Section Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

This Reliability Engineering Section Manager is a "dual-hat" engineering manager, responsible for both section management (up to 20% of time) and existing program responsibilities (80% or more of time). Along with reporting into a program, the section manager is also a member of the Space Systems Sector Specialty Systems Engineering Department.

Leadership skills are required to manage and counsel team members and interns.

This section manager shall be the functional leadership contact for the Specialty Systems Engineering Department and will support and implement activities supporting reliability engineering initiatives, reporting directly to the Specialty Systems Engineering Department Manager.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Perform resource planning and staffing to meet program demands. Become a magnet for reliability engineering talent utilizing career fairs, social networking and college hiring events.

  • Promote team member development; including skills training, professional seminar sponsorship, and modernize learning material. Be their advocate for career advancement by promoting knowledge sharing and mentor / protégé relationships

  • Execute performance management, including employee goal setting, feedback solicitation, annual reviews, and compensation planning and issues resolution

  • Lead deployment, measurement and improvement of tailored, lean, Specialty Systems Engineering processes, tools and sponsor reduction strategies

  • Provide proposal support, technical project standup, program reviews (IRT, PSRR, PDR, CDR, etc.) while increasing the competitiveness of the organization to add department value.

Reliability Project Engineering Scope:

The candidate will perform program Reliability efforts including: 1) Reliability requirements evaluation/decomposition/allocations, 2) Reliability Program Plan generation, 3) system reliability modeling/predictions, 4) Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), 5) Reliability trade studies.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our "Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video:

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & - Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

  • Flexible Schedules: For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 5+ years of experience in engineering OR

  • Master's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 3+ years of experience in engineering

Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept. of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years OR

  • Dept. of Energy L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years

  • Candidate must be eligible to obtain DoD Top Secret and SCI clearances

  • Demonstrated management or leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with reliability engineering in the aerospace industry.

  • Top level understanding of reliability engineering processes (e.g. RPPs, DFR), methods (e.g. RBDs, FMEAs, FTA/PRAs), standards/handbooks (e.g. MIL-STD-338), MIL-HDBK-217F, MIL-STD-1629 and practices/philosophies (e.g. PoF).

  • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical discipline from an accredited institution

  • Active DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance

  • Prior assignment manager and/or performance management experience

  • Proven program Reliability Engineering experience is preferred

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.

Job Category : Engineering