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Northrop Grumman Mgr Systems Engineering 2 - Cryogenic Technologies 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:

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 Section Manger - Cryogenic Technologies reporting to the Department Manager of Thermal, Propulsion, and Cryocooler Systems in the Vehicle Engineering Directorate. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

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. 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 craft and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

If this is YOU...keep reading.

You will provide support maintaining and evolving cryogenic propulsion and cryocooler technology that will continue to enable innovative solutions for programs. You will lead a group of approximately 12 engineers responsible for cryogenic propulsion and cryocooler development and production. Approximately 20% of your time will be spent performing leadership, people management, and supervisory duties such as management of personnel, program design reviews, coordination of job assignments, staffing, recruiting, performance management, and enforcement of common tools and processes used by section members across programs. The balance of the section manager's time will be spent supporting cryocooler programs performing mechanical and systems engineering roles.

You will have experience working with diverse technical teams, and must also be experienced with the design, assembly and test of flight hardware. You will work with the flight hardware on acceptance testing and requirement documentation. You will be responsible for requirements review, definition, assessment, verification, validation and flow down during all program phases. You will be responsible for initiation, preparation, coordination, archival, and submittal of EIDPs for all deliverables and of all SDRL items.

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


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:

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution with 5 years of engineering experience focused on the design, assembly, and/or test of fluid mechanical products or systems engineering of mechanical systems.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret Clearance and SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior functional management experience OR engineering team lead experience

  • Master's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • An active DoD Secret Security Clearance and SCI Clearance

  • Experience with hardware procurement/supply chain operations

  • Experience working with cryocoolers

  • Experience with propulsion systems

  • Experience with fluid components

  • Experience with negotiating requirements with customers, flowing down requirements, and creating verification plans.

  • Experience creating End Item Data Packages (EIDP)

  • Experience leading the creating of design review packages

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