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Manager, Systems Engineering

Manager, Systems Engineering

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US-CA-Canoga Park
Engineering - Other

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, a major aerospace corporation responsible for the design, manufacture and operation of a number of critical US space and defense products, is seeking an Engineering Manager for the Systems Development, Verification and Test (SDV&T) discipline at our growing facility in Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area).


This Systems Engineering management role provides leadership support and is accountable for the technical engineering management of our space propulsion programs that require the design, development, verification and qualification of solid and liquid propulsion engines. This position requires knowledge and experience with space propulsion rocket engines used in launch vehicle applications.


This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

50% - Provide leadership and direct technical support of Aerojet Rocketdyne products and services to achieve the design, analysis, development and production systems or hardware for the Company’s development and operational / production products within budgetary and schedule constraints. These programs include propulsion systems such as the RS-25, RS-27, RS-68, AR1, AR-22, HCB, EP, RKV, Orion JM, etc. for use on current and future satellites and launch vehicles. Additional duties include development, verification and qualification planning, requirements verification, testing and execution; systems integration; test equipment & facility coordination; support of product assembly; anomaly investigations; and test readiness review process and test risk assessment.


20% - Perform functional management responsibilities, including program staffing and performance, employee skill and career development, employee motivation, performance evaluations, salary planning, work prioritization and technical oversight of employee work product.


10% - Responsible and direct the development and implementation of Systems Engineering methods, standards, practices, and procedures; act as liaison between SDV&T and other engineering disciplines and organizations.


10% - Provide leadership for the design, development and implementation of product and process improvement and affordability activities. Routine reporting and communication with SDV&T director and peer SDV&T / engineering managers is also expected.


10% - Responsible for department financial performance and mitigation to ensure department reporting metrics are in-line with established goals and plans.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related discipline and a minimum of 9 years of progressive experience with increased responsibility or an equivalent combination of education and experience in liquid rocket engine development, systems integration, requirements verification and planning, engine system and subsystem testing. Strong technical and team-working skills required. Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential. Demonstrated technical leadership on programs assigned. Previous supervisory and/or IPT leadership experience a plus.


US Citizenship Only Required. Dual Citizenship does not meet job qualifications.



Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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