Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Sector, Military & Civil Space Systems Division in Azusa CA, is seeking a qualified Functional Manager for the Pathways department to perform key technical assignments on Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), Defense Support Program (DSP), Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS), and other space programs. The SBIRS and DSP programs deliver timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared surveillance information to key decision makers. The system enhances global missile launch detection capability, supports the nation's ballistic missile defense system, expands the country's technical intelligence gathering capacity and bolsters situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield. The architecture includes a resilient mix of satellites in geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO), hosted payloads in HEO orbit, and ground hardware and software. The integrated system provides robust performance with global, persistent coverage. JPSS ATMS provides global environmental data used in numerical weather prediction models for forecasts, as well as provide space weather observations, search and rescue detection capabilities, and direct read-out and data collection products and services to customers; this information about our planet is vital to our ability to plan, predict, respond, and to protect lives and property like supporting climate research as well as operational weather and storm forecasting for civil, military, and international partners.
This position requires broad payload knowledge and leadership in EO/IR space payload systems to help establish and execute effective technical work processes and procedures, and provide functional management for three sections totaling approximately 40 engineers of diverse disciplines. This includes payload design, data analysis, and products and test for mission, flight, system test, system performance verification/validation, launch rehearsal, payload products, state of health, operations support, and anomaly investigation. Technical understanding of payload operations and SBIRS Mission requirements are strongly desired. This position will also have an expanded responsibility of serving as the functional department for Pathways Associate Engineering and Engineering level rotational staff including interfaces with University Relations and Recruiting to support college hiring activities. The candidate will be required to integrate input from all internal engineering and manufacturing departments and program leadership to develop rotational assignments and opportunities for the Pathways department. The position will lead and inspire junior rotation engineers across disciplines in Hardware, Software, Systems, and Test Engineering.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned commensurate with performance or due to business needs.
* A Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Field with 7 years of experience in Space and/or Defense industry; OR Master's Degree in a STEM field with 5 years of experience in Space and/or Defense industry
* 5 or more years of functional leadership (including college recruiting, active career development, and performance evaluation and guidance)
* 7 or more years of engineering experience in the payload design of electro-optical and Infrared (EO/IR) payload systems
* 5 or more years of technical payload design, data analysis, products, or test experience in Systems, Hardware, Software, or Test Engineering
* Active DoD Secret Clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.
* Proven ability to inspire and guide junior engineers as well as partner with program leads for rotational assignments
* Proven ability to lead and influence a high performance team
* Proven effective communication skills across all levels of the organization
* Master's degree in a STEM field
* 15 years of related space and defense industry experience
* Knowledge of and experience with the SBIRS Program, SBIRS missions, SBIRS Payloads, and SBIRS Payload Operations
* Familiarity with commonly used tools in MS Windows environment
* Active DoD TS/SCI Clearance
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About Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman is a provider of autonomous systems, strike, logistics, C4ISR, and cyber solutions for government and commercial customers.