Design Engineering Manager 1 (Rigid Solar Array)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Category: Engineering Location: Goleta, California US
Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No -Teleworking not available for this position Shift:
1st Shift Travel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time Positions
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. 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.
Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space,
defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world.
Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion
systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics;
precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and
associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace
structures. This position is located in Goleta, CA Job Summary As a
key strategic member of the NG Space, Goleta leadership team, the
Rigid Solar Array Design Leader is responsible for the design,
manufacture, test, and delivery of deployable flat panel solar
arrays and mechanisms (hinges, HDRMs). Must have experience with
deployable systems for space applications. Must be able to create,
implement, improve and maintain sound engineering processes using
communication, lean strategies and tactics to satisfy customer and
business needs. Through collaboration with direct reports, the
engineering team and functional managers, the Engineering Design
Leader for the Rigid Solar Array Product line, is responsible for
resource management and prioritization to provide prompt response
and situational resolutions to meet all VSO goals and objectives.
The Engineering Design Leader must have a combination of industry
knowledge, leadership skills, management expertise and in-depth
knowledge of the design engineering process. Primary
- Accountable to engineering manager for meeting the engineering
Safety, Quality, Delivery, Employee performance and Cost (SQDEC)
expectations of internal and external customers for direct reports
and technical teams.
- Subject matter expert on design, manufacture, and test of Rigid
Solar Arrays for Space applications.
- Perform detailed 3D designs; generate CAD drawings and related
documents, and support manufacturing, test, and assembly of flight
and developmental units as necessary.
- Document test plans and procedures.
- Participate and present in internal and external (customer)
- Manage and track multiple priorities while maintaining a focus
towards common project goals of the program team, matrix
organization, and customers.
- Intense focus and ownership of employee and team performance,
coaching, and development to optimize current performance and
prepare/support for future.
- Support engineering manager to drive and ensure discipline of
processes, tools, and procedures (to include risk management) for
team to successfully meet business needs.
- Collaborate and coordinate with other Functions (Program
Managers, Manufacturing, Quality, HR, etc.) to achieve business and
SQDEC goals via sharing of resources, tools, equipment, processes,
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of
experience or a Master's degree and a minimum of 5 years of
- Technical program team leadership and/or project management
- Proven track record of managing direct reports of various
levels and disciplines
- Excellent communication skills - written, oral, listening
- US Citizenship required
- Must be able to work in Goleta, CA
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Proven ability to create a culture of continuous improvement,
teamwork, sharing, and disciplined root cause problem solving.
Familiarity with use and application of LEAN / PES culture.
- 3+ years of engineering management/leadership experience
- Ability to provide technical communication and coordination
with and comfort around senior leadership.
- Strong knowledge in engineering systems and processes such as
CAD, FEA, and GD&T.
- Proficiency with mechanical computer aided design (CAD)
software: PTC Creo Parametric 4.
- Detailed knowledge of mechanical design, structures,
mechanisms, materials, processes and specialty analyses.
- Ability to multitask and organize/prioritize job assignments in
a fast-paced and gated-release engineering development
- ITAR Requirements: To conform to U.S. Government space
technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen,
lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as
defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required
authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Northrop Grumman is applying entrepreneurial thinking and
commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable
products and services to our customers and grow our core areas
while harnessing new technologies that will take our products and
your ideas into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the
ordinary, you will be amazed at what you can do! We are an equal
opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE
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