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Northrop Grumman E&P Assistant Department Manager in San Diego, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The San Diego Autonomous Design Center of Excellence (AD COE), Electronics and Payloads directorate is seeking an Assistant Department Manager to join its growing team!

The AD COE Electronics and Payloads directorate is a rapidly growing organization within NGAS responsible for delivering innovative and effective ground and airborne mission subsystem and control solutions for our system operators' current and emerging missions by utilizing industry leading processes and tools.

From the legacy Global Hawk to new platforms, NGAS systems are used by US and International customers in operations all around the world...every day. Our team of Engineers and Technicians are continually expanding mission capabilities by developing and delivering products such as: avionics and airborne payloads, UAS ground stations, and integrated and deployed networks with advanced digital secure communications.

The Assistant Department Manager (ADM) will report to the Director and will drive daily operational tasks for the directorate, implementing and maintaining operational excellence. The ADM will help manage the department indirect budgets and also be responsible for coordinating training and support driving the Electronics & Payloads strategic development and vision at the Directorate/Sector level.

Operational tasks include staffing, responding to requests for information, metrics, and management of NCTA, capital and training. The ADM will assist the Department Managers in the development and implementation of departmental vision and strategies to drive employee engagement; improve hiring, development, training, attraction (Staffing) and retention of top talent; manage products and associated product champions; balance process compliance against innovation; and reduce bureaucracy. The scope of hiring includes both industry as well as university recruiting and relationships. The ADM will own department products and/or process/metrics & associated strategies; identify, develop & direct product champions; perform overall strategic development of dept. processes/metrics. They will partner with DM/COE/Directorate to build/maintain technical breadth and depth of the department and participate in Center, Sector and COE improvement initiatives.

The ADM will mentor, develop, and train section managers and will assist the Department Manager in working with programs to drive affordability, first time quality and cost competitiveness for all department related products and indirect activities. The ADM has no direct reports, but will be a resource manager for the department.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Minimum of 7 years of Engineering experience

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in technical leadership or functional management

  • Must have a CurrentDOD Secret Clearance or higher with a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • Top Secret Clearance

  • Knowledge of E&P processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks

  • Experience as a functional manager

  • Green or Black Belt Lean / Six Sigma training and experience

  • Experience in Defense & Aerospace industry

  • Excellent Communication Skills

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers" video www.northropgrumman.com/HYPERLINK "http://www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo" SQMVideo

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