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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) seeks to fill the position of Manager Level 3 in the Engineering and Sciences function within the Western region. The selected candidate will be a department manager (manager of managers) at the site lead level, in the Software and Digital Technologies (SWDT) organization in San Diego, California.
This position includes management responsibility for several direct report managers and technical staff, having overall influence spanning approximately 200 employees. The selected candidate will providing the people, processes and tools to meet the current and future needs of the programs and technologies within the NGMS portfolio. This role will provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish and maintain a World class Software and Digital Technologies organization in San Diego, across multiple locations, divisions and programs. This role will have overall responsibility for the development, design, implementation, application, training, and product support of state-of-the-art solutions in support of NGMS captures, programs and research and development. Responsibilities include; managing budgets required to perform their statements of work; provide functional oversight across the greater San Diego area including bid and proposal inputs for future work, independent technical reviews of major programs and R&D projects as well as organizational budget management; establish and maintain the discipline specific processes and tools for NGMS programs; facilitate and promote Affordability, Knowledge Management, Engineering Utilization, and other process improvement initiatives including the implementation and monitoring of metrics covering engineering efficiency and quality, as well as sharing of lessons learned and best practices throughout the organization. The position will champion consistency across the discipline working closely with the Software and Digital Technologies Discipline leads in the Western Region, as well as across E&S regions to ensure reuse, common tools and training/skill development through all levels of the organization. As a key leader, the role will require technical trouble-shooting and root cause analysis skills with successful performance in bringing broader cross-discipline systems thinking to problem solving.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in applying leadership characteristics to achieve sustainable top performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. In this role, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors through all levels of the organization. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success collaborating and leading virtually as a part of a geographically dispersed team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in influencing the direction of technology discriminators, including identifying and championing change within the organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the business.
The position is located in San Diego with occasional local travel to company and customer sites and travel outside of the local area less than 10%.
Basic Qualifications:
Active US Secret Clearance
10 years of technical experience in any combination of Systems, Software/Firmware, Hardware, or Cyber engineering disciplines accompanied by high proficiency in technical problem solving to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and monitoring
Bachelor or Master of Science in Engineering or other STEM discipline and/or MBA degree
Previous experience in People and Technical Leadership roles
Working knowledge of Staffing, Engineering Metrics and Training resources, processes, and tools
Must have proven technical management experience preferably in either program IPT, R&D or Advanced Systems, technology, and/or functional environments
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience as a technical leader and visionary with knowledge and experience with interoperable networks, gateways and software defined radios
Working knowledge of Agile development techniques and management using Agile
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.

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