Palmdale, California

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Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems is seeking a System Engineering Safety Section Manager located in Palmdale, CA reporting directly to the SE Department Manager. The Section Manager is responsible for managing a section of System Safety Engineers (15-18% of the time) while continuing to excel in a program role (85-90% or the time). As a member of the System Engineering and Electronic & Payload (SEEP) functional management team, the Section Manager participates in selected Specialty Engineering activities such as staffing, recruiting, employee development, performance management, process and product development, Independent Review Teams (IRT), and on occasion special initiatives. Sections will have up to 15 members and include personnel that range in grade from T01 to T05. This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

Essential functions:
Support proposal work, independent technical reviews, program standup and audits, and special assignments on an as needed basis
Recognized Career development and mentoring of employees
Responsible for recruiting, staffing and retaining top talent to ensure success for all PAICoE programs.
Own and lead improvements across employee engagement, hiring, development and training.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
    • BS degree in Engineering or other related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline is required.
    • Prefer minimum of 9 years of experience in System or Flight or Software Safety Engineering is required.
    • Provide strong leadership, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and collaboration with senior management, peers, and employees.
    • Previous experience in a leadership and management role within an Engineering discipline is required.
    • An active Secret clearance is required and ability to obtain Program Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
    • An MS degree in Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline is preferred.
    • 9 (+) years of experience in System or Software Safety Engineering is required.
    • Candidates must have a strong background in system safety analysis and an excellent knowledge in system safety tools and methods.
    • Experience with the both manned and unmanned aircraft systems is required.
    • Experience in Reliability, Human Factors is preferred.
An active Top Secret or SCI clearance is preferred as well as Program Access

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.

Palmdale, California

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

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