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Engineering Manager 1 - RF/Communications - (Dulles, VA or Hybrid)

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Sterling
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: YesRELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be availableCLEARANCE TYPE: NoneTRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the TimeDescriptionJoin Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our worlds biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.We have an opening for Engineering Manager RF/COMMS to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA. This position can also be performed with a hybrid work schedule.This role is for a leader in an engineering organization that employs multi-disciplined engineering resources, tools, and processes to support the specification, design, implementation, verification, validation, and delivery of spacecraft related products. These products include RF components, antennas, radios, RF systems analyses and integration and test.You will report to and work with the RF/Communications department managers and be a key member of the Engineering leadership team working side-by-side with the Operations, Manufacturing, Integration and Test, Supply Chain, and Program Managers from all Business Areas.To be considered, you must have a proven track record that includes technical leadership as well as broad technical exposure to the following skill sets:

  • FPGA Radio/RF specific uses; waveform development, error correction, channelization, etc.
  • RF component design/test
  • RF system integration
  • RF system analysis cosite interference, link budgets, etc.
  • Payload manager
  • Antenna design/analysisDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESIn this role you will be responsible and accountable for technical, schedule, and cost performance in the delivery of RF components and RF systems products to programs. You will provide RF/Comms Technical oversight by engaging in:
    • Proposal Development (including review and approval of Technical, Cost, Schedule baselines)
    • Engineering Review Board and CCBs
    • Technical peer and readiness reviews
    • Lessons Learned, Corrective/Preventative Actions, Continuous Improvement
    • IRAD ManagementYou will also assist the Sr. Manager by providing direction and leadership to the RF/Comms team for:
      • Employee Allocation, Utilization Planning, and Assignments
      • Recruiting
      • Training, Career Development, and Professional Growth
      • Personnel Communications
      • Software Tools, Computers, and Facilities and Equipment Infrastructure Support
      • Performance Evaluation and Salary Management
      • Proposal Support, Review, and Approval
      • Strategic Planning and Risk Management
      • Technical Standards and Engineering Processes
      • Increase Product Line Competitiveness through innovative and paradigm changing solutions in technology, cost, schedule, and mission designs
      • Drive common RF product solutions across all target mission areas
      • Evolve RF product capabilities to minimize complexity, reduce cost/schedule/risk while leveraging state of the art technologies
      • Identify, assess, and improve upon core competencies across the organization
      • Improve work force competitiveness through culture integration, talent management, and infrastructure investment
      • Improve the State of Health of the organization resources through active and engaging management processes (Personnel, Capital, Facility, Safety)PERSONAL ATTRIBUTESTo be considered for this role you should have/be:
        • Good attitude, strong work ethic, and the ability to motivate and inspire others
        • Strong leadership style and excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
        • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable to changing conditions and new organizational requirements. Experience working in a fast paced, dynamic environment
        • Ability to think creatively and encourage innovation
        • Highly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
        • Respectful of the views of others and diplomatic in handling difficult situations
        • Demonstrated ability to think clearly and act proactively in stressful situations
        • Decisive with the ability to weigh the positives and negatives of each decisionBasic Qualifications
          • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience as a technical leader or manager of an electrical engineering effort
          • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or other technical field
          • Demonstrated ability to understand and troubleshoot RF systems and process related issues. Ability to manage failure review boards to successful completion in a timely fashion
          • Ability to effectively lead, train, mentor, and develop engineering professionals in all career phases
          • A strong engineering background with excellent organizational and communications skills
          • A view towards continuous improvement with ability to build effective relationships with company senior management and internal stakeholders
          • Ability to oversee projects effectively and to take personal responsibility for their completion on schedule and within budget
          • Ability to gather data from multiple sources and summarize key issuesPreferred Qualifications
            • Master of Science
            • Broad and in-depth experience in Spacecraft Engineering Development
            • Top Secret ClearanceThe Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft. We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASAs Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants. Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components.Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:MedicalDental & Vision coverage401kEducational AssistanceLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Programs & Work/Life SolutionsPaid Time OffHealth & Wellness ResourcesEmployee DiscountsFlexible 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 visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.Link: SystemNoVASpaceDIVSEMMIC#LI-BC1antenna-RF-engineeringNGIS-SSEngineeringDigitalHardwareEngineeringSalary Range: $119,600.00 - $179,400.00Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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