Overview

Category: Engineering
Location: Sunnyvale, California
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Positions Available: 3

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!
We are looking for you to join our team as a Systems Integration and Test Manager Level 2 based out of Sunnyvale, CA. In this role at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.
What you’ll get to do:
The Systems Integration & Test Manager 2 is responsible for providing functional leadership and direction to approximately 10 to 15 Systems Integration & Test Engineers. The role is dual-hat; responsible for both section management (20% of the time) and program related test execution (80% of the time). Responsibilities include managing the planning, preparation, execution, data acquisition, data analysis, and reporting associated with all machinery and/or launcher tests and for maintaining and developing the necessary resources, tools and capabilities to support and execute these tests. The job includes management of time keeping, performance reviews, staffing and resource planning, training, and team engagement for their section.
The candidate will lead a diverse and distributed team comprised of multiple skillsets and must be able to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions. A successful track record of program performance, interpersonal team building skills, and management experience is a must.
Responsibilities also include:

Manage day-to-day activities for all machinery and/or launcher engineering tests, including test planning, test procedure preparation, test setup, test execution, data acquisition, data analysis, test report preparation, reporting, and records retention.
Ensuring test plans satisfy system test requirements per the statement of work
Develop and manage to comprehensive project timelines and resource requirements for all tests
Manage budgets and provide guidance to Engineering regarding test costs with focus on implementing lean principles to improve efficiency and reduce cost
Identify, select and manage third-party testing resources/companies as needed
Manage the design, construction and installation of all testing equipment and ensure proper maintenance of test equipment and instrumentation
Ensure implementation of adequate safety programs and measures to ensure the safety of personnel and machinery
Participate in root cause analysis and investigations of all test failures and test issues
Implement formal mentoring and training programs for Test Engineering personnel towards improving their skills, performance and technical knowledge
Maintain necessary levels of technical competence within the test organization
Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge transfer plans, succession plans and employee career-path plans

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9 years of engineering experience; OR a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline with 7 years of engineering experience; OR a PhD in a STEM discipline with 4 years of engineering experience.
US Citizenship with an Active DoD Secret clearance.
Experience with data acquisition including measurement of sound and vibration and experience with root cause and problem resolution required.
Demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering.
Excellent communication, mentoring, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all involved employees.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline (preferred Mechanical or Electrical Engineering).
Prior team lead, assignment manager and/or performance management experience.
Experience on Navy programs.
Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), requirements development, or technical project management experience preferred.
Understanding and knowledge of Agile (SCRUM) techniques and activities.
Knowledge of Systems Engineering processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks
Experience with proposals
What We Can Offer You:
Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:
Health Plan
Savings Plan
Paid Time Off
Additional benefits
Education Assistance
Training and Development
9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:
Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.
Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.
Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.Tracking

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