Assistant Department Manager Systems Engineering 3_San Diego

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The Assistant Department Manager (ADM) will report to the Department Manager and will drive daily operational tasks for the department, implementing and maintaining robust Systems Engineering operations. The ADM will help manage the department indirect budget and also be responsible for coordinating training and support driving the implementation of structured systems engineering discipline. Operational tasks include staffing, responding to requests for information, metrics, and management of NCTA, capital and training. The ADM will assist the Department Manager organizing and executing Independent Review Teams (IRTs) from a systems perspective ensuring all engineering process are adhered to on all company contractual commitments and programs.

The ADM will own department products and/or process/metrics & associated strategies; identify, develop & direct product champions; perform overall strategic development and operational enhancement of SE processes/metrics. Additionally, the ADM will develop relationships inside and outside the SE Directorate to remain at the front of SE best practices to include academic and research collaborations.

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.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum 7 years of combined experience in areas of systems engineering
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in technical leadership or management
  • A current DoD Secret level security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's or PhD Degree
  • Knowledge of SE processes, procedures and work instructions required to support both management and engineering tasks
  • Previous experience as a functional manager
  • Experience in Defense & Aerospace industry.
  • Top Secret / SCI clearance

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