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Northrop Grumman Manager, Systems Engineering 2 - Space & Nuclear Effects Simulation 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 (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 Space & Nuclear Effects Simulation Section Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

This Space & Nuclear Effects Simulation (SNES) Section Manager is a "dual-hat" engineering manager, responsible for both section management (up to 20% of time) and existing program responsibilities (80% or more of time). Along with reporting into a program, the section manager is also a member of the Space Systems Sector Specialty Systems Engineering Department.

Leadership skills are required to manage and counsel team members and interns.

This section manager shall be the functional leadership contact for the Specialty Systems Engineering Department and will support and implement activities supporting SNES engineering initiatives, reporting directly to the Specialty Systems Engineering Department Manager.

This Space & Nuclear Effects Simulation (SNES) Section Manager will be responsible for managing a group of radiation and weapon effects analysts and engineers. This section will be focused on simulation of these effects for air and space systems as they work closely with their counterparts in the associated Radiation Effects & Nuclear Weapon Effects Sections, driving program performance in this tightly-linked domain. These three sections will collaborate and coordinate resources and support to develop a unified vision and execute a global strategy for growth, standardization and meet program needs.

Both space and nuclear environmental threats would be examined by performing environment modeling, dose mapping, assessments of micrometeoroid, orbital debris, atomic oxygen and UV degradation implications, and use codes for environment & rate calculations, natural & man-made radiation transport, as well as nuclear EMP and mechanical responses.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform resource planning and staffing to meet program demands. Become a magnet for reliability engineering talent utilizing career fairs, social networking and college hiring events.

  • Promote team member development; including skills training, professional seminar sponsorship, and modernize learning material. Be their advocate for career advancement by promoting knowledge sharing and mentor / protégé relationships.

  • Execute performance management, including employee goal setting, feedback solicitation, annual reviews, and compensation planning and issues resolution.

  • Work in lock step with the section members and managers of the Radiation Effects Analysis & Laboratory Section as well as the Nuclear Weapon Effects Section.

  • Drive to a collective vision, organizational strategic plan and execution with a growth mindset.

  • Establish and grow strategic relationships with Academia, Industry Partners as well as with Northrop Grumman Enterprise teams nationwide

  • Coordinate manpower resources in support of various program and functional initiatives.

  • Provide technical, operational, and functional leadership of the section while exemplifying the Northrop Grumman leadership characteristics.

  • Set performance standards and expectations, promoting engagement and development of section members.

  • Help resolve technical as well as operational issues.

  • Coordinate functional responses to program reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR, IDR, IRT, NAR/ICE, etc.).

  • Resolve personnel matters such as work assignments, performance & salary review, and hiring of new section members.

  • Hold ultimate responsibility for all SNES section activities.

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

  • 401k

  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 5+ years of engineering experience in the aerospace industry OR

  • Master's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline with 3+ years of engineering experience in the aerospace industry

Candidate must have, and be able to maintain the following active U.S. Government security clearances:

  • Dept. of Defense Secret level with a background investigation date within 10 years OR

  • Dept. of Energy L clearance with a background investigation date within 10 years


  • SCI access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR

  • Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years

  • The SNES manager should have experience in electronic component radiation environments and understand strategic threat environments.

  • Demonstrated management or leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science Degree OR higher in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nuclear Engineering or closely related technical discipline from an accredited institution

  • Experience with the following radiation tools: DEEP, NOVICE, AE9AP9, CREME96, MCNP, CACHELLE, Testable Hardware Toolkit, etc.

  • Experience with dose mapping, ray tracing and other space environment prediction tools for micrometeoroids, orbital debris, and atomic oxygen

  • A solid, foundational background in both natural radiation effects as well as nuclear hardness and survivability

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering