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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems located in Palmdale is seeking candidates with outstanding leadership skills who would be responsible for Section Managers (SM) of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Mission Analysis & Requirements, System Integration & Test, Specialty, Safety, Survivability and Affordability Engineering groups reporting directly to the System Engineering & Electronics Payload (SE&EP) Director.
The System Engineering Assistant Department Manager is responsible for providing guidance to FHR Section Managers (SMs) using model-based systems engineering approaches, languages, processes and tools throughout the program lifecycle in the development of system CONOPS, analysis & requirements, design, implementation, testing, verification, and validation. Position is located in Palmdale, CA for the PAICoE Systems Engineering Directorate.
Will provide assistance to multiple programs within the PAICoE portfolio (F-35, F/A-18, and B-2) including the people, skills, and processes for successful achievement of program goals; managing, planning, risk, project performance, addressing cost, schedule, technical quality, and addressing technical or operational problems when necessary. Assists DM and program staff to develop and maintain talent within the organization. Frequent contact with equivalent level managers and programs to maintain and exceed health and performance for all programs.
Responsible for skills inclusive of Systems Engineering.
Provide oversight for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Mission Analysis & Requirements, System Integration & Test, Specialty, Safety, Survivability and Affordability engineering.
Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with senior management, section managers, peers, and employees.
Provide empowerment and ownership for processes and tools that assist system engineering & programs to achieve their goals.
Accountability for recruiting, staffing and retaining top talent to deliver on the program goals.
Owning and leading improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development and training,
Supporting proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis.
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Must have Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university and 10 years of experience with Bachelors in Science or 8 years of experience with Masters or 3 years with PhD
Demonstrated expertise in system engineering processes and products, in addition, to providing technical leadership and guidance.
Active DoD Secret clearance and a background investigation within the scope of six years.
20 years' experience with a Bachelors, 15 years with a Masters, 10 years with PhD. in STEM.
Requirements authoring to support decomposition of standards into cost-effective solutions; airworthiness, HSI, AI, IA, EEE, ECD, RF Spectrum, and System Safety.
Management of customer Master Verification Plan into early and achievable verification criteria into testable specification language to reduce cost within program scope.
Working knowledge of Survivability engineering, consisting of LO application, development, materials, processes, and products.
Familiar with large systems using SysML/UML and requirements management tools such as Rhapsody, and DOORS.
Active DoD Top Secret and a background investigation within the scope of six years with program access(es).
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