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Director 1 of Avionics Integration Jobs in San Diego, CA at Northrop Grumman

Title: Director 1 of Avionics Integration

Company: Northrop Grumman

Location: San Diego, CA

Requisition ID: R10064748

Category: Engineering
Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.
Join 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 world’s 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.
Join 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 world’s 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.
The Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems Engineering organization is seeking a Director 1 of Avionics Integration to lead the functional Avionics Integration – West discipline of approximately 300 engineers that support the Rancho Bernardo, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, and Palmdale, California sites.
This leader will be responsible for leading the disciplines that comprise the Avionics Integration organization by championing diversity, equity and inclusion to foster a high-performing, motivated and engaged culture, and managing the processes and tools used by Avionics Integration to ensure the engineers are trained, equipped, and empowered to support AS programs and captures, and NCTA as well as other efforts. The Avionics Integration team is responsible for product development oversight and integration in the following areas: electronics design and fabrication, assembly and test; ground electronics, communications and mission payloads, antenna, lasers and sensors, weapons payloads.
This leader will also be responsible for establishing the vision and strategy for the Avionics Integration – West organization and collaborating broadly up and across both AS engineering leadership and the Enterprise as a whole in pursuit of collective business objectives.
This position will report to the Sr. Director of Avionics Integration and will be a key member of the Avionics Integration leadership team.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Providing leadership, shaping the Avionics Integration – West strategic vision and direction, as well as providing oversight of all major functions within the organization.
Leading successful execution of Avionics Integration work scope on all efforts, and as part of this successful execution partnering with programs and captures to collect meaningful metrics and collaborate to use those metrics to improve processes and tools that will result in improved affordability and quality
Identify organizational risk and plans to manage the risk. Address performance shortfalls through root cause and corrective action assessments and develop containment and long-term corrective action plans that include long-term verification of successful improvement and sharing of lessons learned across the engineering organization
Leading the effort to fulfill staffing requirements and maintain the Avionics Integration staffing levels as needed to support our programs and captures in collaboration with the broader engineering organization and talent acquisition
Develop initiatives and collaborate with the broader engineering organization, TA/HR to reduce attrition
Define training plans for both existing and incoming employees in collaboration with the Aeronautics Systems Engineering Technical Development Organization, and overall foster a culture of learning that includes active mentoring and knowledge sharing within the organization
Drive improved employee engagement and appreciation through verbal, written, and tangible recognition, events, and personal interactions
Oversee program/project reviews, independent technical reviews, program stand-up reviews, NCTA and indirect activities, process improvement plans, proposal review and signoff, and capital planning and management
Affordably develop and manage the organizational budget including the NCTA, indirect, and allocation plans
Act as a contributor to the Avionics Integration Community of Practice (CoP), contributing to individual CoP and sub-CoP strategies, training and development requirements, and process and tools management plans and budgets
Equitably manage the yearly cycles for promotions, merits, and bonuses that affordably balances the experience base across the organization, and achieves retention objectives

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a bachelor’s degree AND 10+ years of related professional/military experience within the Aerospace and Defense industry that includes a background in leadership positions, OR a master’s degree and 8+ years of related professional/military experience within the Aerospace and Defense industry that includes a background in leadership positions
Must have an active DoD Secret clearance that is in-scope (granted or renewed in the last 6 years) and eligibility for Top Secret Clearance and SCI is required to start
Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR) within a reasonable amount of time as determined by business needs
The candidate must possess excellent leadership, and written communication skills
Experience as a direct manager of large (>50 person) teams
Minimum 6 years of Avionics Integration leadership/management experience in an integrated product team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Current Special Program Access (PAR)
MS or MBA degree

Program management experience

Salary Range: $180,200 USD – $270,200 USD

Employees 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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