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L.A. Will Have to Stretch Funds to Meet Goal of Building 10,000 Houses for Homeless in 10 Years

In 2016, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2-billion bond measure to help fund housing for homeless people, with a goal of 10,000 new units in a decade. Now, after hustling to get as many housing projects started as soon as possible, city officials are coming to the end of the money available through Proposition HHH, and it’s not certain that promise will be kept. The city has committed two-thirds of the bond to secure a little more than half the […]

Sri Lanka, Citing ‘False News Reports,’ Temporarily Blocks Social Media After Attacks

Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited “false news reports” it said were circulating online. The shutdown, which the government said would be temporary, highlights the challenges the world’s most powerful tech companies face in curbing the spread of misinformation and propaganda in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. It also raises questions of censorship and a government’s ability to turn off the […]

Biologists Find Mercury Contamination in Hundreds of Peregrine Falcons Across U.S.

A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination. The toxic element is turning up in feathers of peregrine falcons from coast to coast, including those at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, state Department of Wildlife biologist Joe Barnes told the Las Vegas Review-Journal . Over the past decade, Barnes has tested for mercury in 700 individual peregrines in southern Nevada, Washington, Maryland and the Gulf Coast of Texas. “Every […]

1 Killed in Crash Involving 5 Off-Road Vehicles in San Luis Obispo County

Authorities say a woman was killed in a five-vehicle crash at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on California’s central coast. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports the crash happened Friday as a group of off-road vehicles were following each other at speeds up to 60 mph (97 kph). The woman was a passenger in the lead vehicle, which tumbled end-over-end after flying off a dune and losing control. She later died at a hospital. The newspaper says the driver and […]

SpaceX Capsule Suffers ‘Anomaly,’ Smoke Seen for Miles

Officials say SpaceX’s new capsule for astronauts suffered an “anomaly” during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles. Forty-fifth Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams tells Florida Today that the anomaly happened Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule was undergoing a “static test fire.” Williams says no one was injured and the anomaly was contained. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully flew without a crew to the International Space […]

Trump Called on Spy Chiefs for Help as Russia Probe Began: Report

Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them. Rogers and his deputy Richard Ledgett, who was present for the […]

Avenatti Accused of Embezzling Nearly $2 Million That NBA Player Paid Ex-Girlfriend

When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner’s attorney. An actress and barista, she’d hired him just a few weeks before to negotiate a settlement of a potential lawsuit against Whiteside. It’s unclear what she would have alleged. Avenatti quickly struck a $3 million deal, and the $2.75 million was Whiteside’s first […]

A 5-Year-Old Illinois Boy is Missing, and Police Don’t Think He Walked Away or Was Abducted

Police looking for a 5-year-old Illinois boy reported missing from his home say they’re putting special focus on the residence after determining it’s likely he neither was abducted nor walked away. The boy’s parents reported Andrew “AJ” Freund missing Thursday morning, telling police they last saw him around 9 p.m. the evening before, at bedtime, according to a release by the Crystal Lake Police Department. The search has included 15 police agencies, drones, and rescue canine units. Sonar teams that […]

‘Can You Bring Me Mcdonald’s?’: Michigan 5-Year-Old Calls 911 For Help With Fast Food Craving

A 5-year-old from Michigan made a memorable call to police after craving some fast food recently. According to WZZM, Iziah Hall really wanted McDonad’s, but his grandma was still sleeping. So, the boy decided to call 911 to see if they could help. Here’s how the conversation went: Dispatcher: “Kent County 911 what’s your emergency?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “I’m sorry what?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “No I can’t bring you McDonald’s.” From there, dispatchers reached out […]

Felicity Huffman Could Get Home Confinement Over Prison Time

When actress Felicity Huffman announced she would plead guilty to charges related to the college admissions scandal, she expressed unwavering remorse for her actions. “I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” she wrote. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and […]

Man Injured in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Pomona

Authorities are investigating a possible gang-related shooting that left one man injured in Pomona early Sunday morning, the Pomona Police Department said. Officers responded to the 700 block of East Alvarado Street at around 2:45 a.m. to find a man suffering form at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso, police said. The victim, 28-year-old Joseph Padilla, was transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. Police said the victim was “uncooperative with officers” and that […]

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LAPD Sending Officers to Local Places of Worship After Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Bombings Kill Hundreds

Citing an abundance of caution, Los Angeles police plan to appear at local places of worship after eight Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka killed more than 200 people, including Americans. Officers will also respond to other locations where families are gathering for the holiday. “Southern California residents are waking up this Easter Sunday morning to news of a violent terrorist attack in Sri Lanka, and while there is no nexus to Los Angeles at this time, the LAPD is […]

2 Dead After Car Slams Into Tree, Bursts Into Flames in Suspected Street Racing Crash in Santa Ana

Two people are dead after their vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames in a suspected street racing crash in Santa Ana, police said Sunday. At around 9:18 p.m. Saturday, authorities started receiving several calls about a car on fire in the 3200 block of South Bear Street. Officers arrived to find the vehicle fully engulfed in flames, according to Santa Ana police. After Orange County Fire Authority crews responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, the […]

2 Florida Middle School Students Plotted to Kill 9 People, Police Say

Two Florida middle school students are facing felony charges for conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping after their arrests on Wednesday, CNN affiliate WFTS reports. According to arrest records, an Avon Park Middle School teacher noticed the 14-year-old girls acting “hysterical” while looking for a folder. The teacher told authorities she heard one of the teenagers say, “I’m just going to tell them it’s a prank if they call me or if they find it.” “It doesn’t matter if they […]

5 Years Later, Some Fear O.C. Jail Snitch Scandal Will Go Unpunished

Nearly five years have passed since a lawyer representing the man who slaughtered eight people inside a Seal Beach salon first raised questions about the way investigators used informants inside Orange County’s jails. The accusation — that sheriff’s deputies planted a prolific snitch in the cell of confessed killer Scott Dekraai in the hopes of eliciting information without his lawyer present, and then covered up their unconstitutional actions — seemed outlandish at the time. But jailhouse records soon proved otherwise, […]

Gunfire Follows Traffic Stop in South L.A., Leaving Officer and Suspect Wounded

An officer remains in stable condition Sunday after gunfire that broke out during a foot pursuit in South Los Angeles left him and the suspected shooter wounded. Gang investigators with LAPD’s Newton Division tried to pull over a driver just after 9 p.m. Saturday near 51st Street and Long Beach Avenue in South L.A.’s Central-Alameda neighborhood, according to the agency. But the sole occupant of the vehicle exited and ran, and the officers gave chase for about 100 to 150 […]

‘Several’ Americans Among More Than 200 People Killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Bombings

More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects were arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Wijewardena said […]

Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured in Easter Sunday Bombings at Sri Lanka Churches, Hotels

Update: The death toll in the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings has jumped to more than 200. An updated story is here. At least 30 people were killed and nearly 300 wounded in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said. The blasts caused fatalities among worshippers and hotel guests, a security official said. Two of the blasts were suspected to have been carried out by suicide bombers, according to […]

Senior Director Engineering

L3 Technologies - Anaheim, CA

Posted 10 days ago
SENIOR DIRECTOR ENGINEERING
Our world-class expertise in connecting space, airborne, ground and sea-based platforms with secure, real-time data drives our communications business in addressing the heightened global demand for advanced solutions. As a prime contractor, we are a key integrator in state-of-the-art maritime platforms. Our power conversion, power conditioning and power protection solutions can be found in a wide range of demanding military and commercial environments around the world. We embrace innovative and progressive ideas to advance our products for our customers across the globe.

We are searching for a Senior Director Engineering to join our dynamic team at our Maritime Power Systems - Anaheim, CA location.
The ideal candidate provides strategic technical leadership in planning, establishing and directing all aspects of the company's engineering policies, objectives, and initiatives. This position is responsible for supplying and maintaining adequate resources for all engineering functions in the pursuit of the company’s strategic goals and operational plans. This role develops ideas for new products or product enhancements. Oversees the creation and improvement of products in the engineering department. Provides engineering expertise to other departments where needed.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists the VP/GM in preparing short and long-range business plans.
  • Establishes strategic department programs, budgets and objectives to ensure that goals are achieved and cost objectives are met.
  • Formulates and recommends operating policies and objectives, or changes in existing policies and objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with and implementation of Corporate and division policies and objectives.
  • Manages department budgets and oversees IR&D investments.
  • Facilitates continuous improvement in department’s processes. Resolves issues regarding development and implementation of division processes and practices.
  • Assures technical quality within timely schedule, performance and cost constraints.
  • Ensures availability of competent personnel for achievement of all planned activities, ensuring personnel are properly trained and fully informed. Oversees staffing forecasts and participate in all critical hiring activities.
  • Monitors the program plan, review product development projects, schedules and budgets (review BOEs). Supports independent technical assessment on critical programs, oversees RCCA investigations.
  • Oversees the development of design concepts and test criteria. Ensures team adheres to NPI process and supports product through the life cycle.
  • Coordinates with VP/GM and Programs on program P&L including but not limited to: Budgets; Actual Costs; Estimates to Complete; Invoicing; and Receivables.
  • Establish staff performance expectations and provide regular feedback. Lead result oriented engineering team to successfully execute business objectives and meet customer’s requirements.
  • Promotes satisfactory relations with industry and trade groups, press, and public.
  • Supports proposal preparation and negotiation.
  • Performs other functions as required by Management.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Manages Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Digital Engineering, Project Engineering, Reliability & Maintainability Engineering, Power Engineering, Technical Support, Configuration Management, and Engineering Services departments. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these departments. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related Engineering field (Electrical, Software, Physics or Systems Engineering) from four-year college or university. Advanced technical degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of leadership managing complex, multi-million dollar design and development projects.
  • Stellar communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation. Sound reasoning and decision-making ability; strong analytical skills.
  • Must be able to interface with engineering, manufacturing, contract, procurement, quality, administrative and management personnel. Inclusive management style: able to lead and motivate team members and be comfortable with raising issues in a timely manner. Good human relations skills.
  • Specific experience in electronic power conversion equipment development preferred.
  • Experienced in Project Management and DOD proposals
  • Experience leading cross Functional departments
  • Technical expertise in one or more engineering field with real hands-on product development experience
  • Experience in related fields of Engineering with good working knowledge of:
    • Power Electronics and Control Theory
    • Mil-Spec Design Requirements
    • Military/Defense Contracting Environment
    • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Broad based technical knowledge and experience in order to understand and evaluate design and development activity across the engineering functions. Preferred emphasis in Electrical Power Conversion Engineering and Systems Engineering experience.
  • Strong understanding of systems engineering and development process.
  • Familiarity with the military/defense contracting environment.
  • Experience in leading integrated teams.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Government Security Clearance.
L3 Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.
US Security Clearance Required : Secret

Schedule

: Full-time

Shift

: Day - 1st

Travel

: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Organization

: Divisions-Maritime Power Systems (MPS)-21003651

Job Level

: Director

Job Posting

: Apr 11, 2019, 4:41:12 PM

Job

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