Northrop Grumman Mgr Electronics Engineering 3 in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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.

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 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 create 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. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems is seeking a Manager, Programs Level 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located in Redondo Beach, CA. The position reports to the Communication Systems Vice President within the Space Systems Division, and is responsible to plan and direct all program management/execution activities for the Protected Tactical Enterprise SATCOM (PTES) Joint Hub program. The PTES program will provide the multi-satellite constellation mission management for the Protected Tactical SATCOM architecture. The PTES Joint Hub Program Manager provides the overall program planning, organization, direction and management of this in support of the NGMS PTES contract with AF SMC to provide the Protected Tactical SATCOM mission management. Scope includes the systems engineering, design, development, subcontract management of major subcontractor L3 West, integration, test, sell-off, and delivery of up to 32 Joint Hubs to NGMS (6 Joint Hubs delivered for IOC and 26 Joint Hubs to achieve FOC), as well as support to NGMS for the design of the overarching PTES system and its interfaces to external systems and organizations. The Joint Hub Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of program management, including managing the technical/schedule/cost baseline and associated risks and opportunities, and the technical, business, contracts, and supply chain management functions required to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, controll and approve actions compliant with the Prime Contractor's direction to accomplish program objectives.

Primary responsibilities for this position are cost, schedule and technical performance of the PTES Joint Hub Program. Other related responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing milestones and managing performance to schedules, identifying program risks/ opportunities/ issues and developing solutions in the event of re-allocation of resources or changing contractual requirements; driving issues and decisions to closure considering competing points of view and overall company strategic priorities.

  • Building an effective multi-site, multi-company program team in a complex environment ensuring that all employees feel engaged and connected to their work

  • Building and maintaining trusted relationships with customers

  • Regularly interfacing with customer contacts for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to address cost, schedule, and technical performance

  • Participating in the negotiation of contract and contract changes including preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract

Effectively coordinating and collaborating with functional leadership across NGAS and NGMS to ensure required staffing, processes and infrastructure are available to efficiently execute the contract.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) from an accredited university

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in IPT/program management

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with customers

  • Demonstrated ability to lead systems engineering, design, development and delivery of VHDL and processor hardware on schedule and on budget.

  • Team leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of customer and business area

  • Excellent EV (cost and schedule) manager

  • Thorough understanding of software and hardware design/development processes

  • Skilled at identifying risks and driving issues to closure

  • Able to make timely tough decisions

  • Effective engaging people across all levels of the organization

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.