Hardware Engineering Manager 2 - RF Subsystem Design & Test

    • Baltimore, MD

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a candidate with demonstrated leadership skills to manage a RF Subsystem Design & Test (RFSDT) group within the Hardware Engineering organization. Emphasis is placed on leading a team of hardware engineers who support development and production programs, as well as, new business pursuits to ensure quality engineering solutions.

Members of the RFSDT section operate as the bridge between Systems Engineering and component level design, decomposing system requirements to the Subsystem level and then down to lowest testable block (circuit card assembly, integrated microwave assembly, etc). Engineers support cascade hardware modeling - conducted and radiated RF, DC power budgets, etc - using a variety of commercially and internally developed tools, working trades and resolving design conflicts. The section is also responsible for first-time hardware integration planning, hands-on test, and design verification, as well as supporting the transition of hardware into the factory test flow.

The candidate will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced between interpersonal, business, and technical capabilities. He /she will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and operate in a team environment and collaborating across the sector business areas as required to accomplish the team goals.

The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

This position is located in Baltimore, MD. This position will report to the manager of the RF Hardware Subsystem Design & Test section within Hardware Engineering. Minimal travel is expected.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•General team supervision, performance management, career development, staffing, merit planning, engagement, employee rewards and recognition, and resolving personnel issues
•Project/program planning
•Strategic hiring and employee skills development, labor forecasting and execution through close collaboration with program management, and balancing employee needs with business goals
•Manpower and resource assignment
•Technical risk assessment and mitigation
•Facilitate knowledge sharing and mentoring
•Analysis of design tools, processes, and technologies needed to support strategic product plans
•Maintain and ensure application of design processes and guidelines used by the section
•Develop proposal inputs and review proposal content for both internal and external customers
•Lead or support section initiatives, recruiting, technology roadmap creation, cross-campus/sector involvement, and NCTA project leadership
•Maintain a technical or leadership position executing a role hardware design, development, and test.


Basic Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a related technical discipline
•Minimum 8 years of related engineering experience including 6 years hardware engineering experience
•Basic understanding of RF subsystem design with emphasis on Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESAs) and/or Receiver Exciter assemblies.
•Able to work well within a team environment and adapt quickly to change
•Demonstrated technical and people leadership of diverse and inclusive teams
•Time management skills and a proven ability to follow through with commitments
•Strong written, oral communication, and organizational skills
•Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
•Master's degree in Engineering, Business Management, Engineering Leadership, or equivalent
•12 years of experience in a multi-disciplined engineering environment
•Able to work in a fast paced environment where multiple projects are being developed and deployed simultaneously
•Demonstrated success leading high performance teams as technical, integrated product team, and/or functional leader
•Experience with program management, functional management, and/or customer management
•Experience with business development activities
•Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

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.

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