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Mgr Programs 2 – RGS-A

Requisition ID: R10079917

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Boulder, CO, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Mgr Programs 2 to support Remote Ground Relay Systems (RGS).

This position will be located in Boulder, CO and will report to the Operational Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Exploitation System Operating Unit (OESOU) director. 

Program Manager primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing key elements of Program Management, CAM/EV, and Functional Management.
  • Interface with external customer on a daily basis and providing direction to program leads as needed.
  • Preparing and reporting IPRS and other status at bi-weekly meetings with OU and Division leadership.
  • Planning, organizing, staffing, reporting, coordination, identifying/mitigating risk, and supporting all phases of a development program from inception, certification through completion.
  • Preparation of cost estimates, business plans, work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Authority for engineering review boards, risk management board and other program sign-offs and approvals.
  • Managing stakeholders and resolve competing needs, to include clients, subcontractors, and internal participants.
  • Managing and reporting on project status, customer satisfaction, submission of CDRLs and risks, using earned value, integrated master schedule, integrated master plan, and similar techniques and tools.
  • Supporting/managing proposal efforts, and contributing to department proposals.
  • Managing project staff to ensure successful project performance as the program transitions phases of delivery.

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required or 8 years of related experience in lieu of degree

• Minimal of 5 years of Program Management experience, overseeing technical and financial aspects for software and hardware development programs

• Current DOD Secret Clearance and ability to obtain an SCI clearance

• Must be able to work independently, function in a fast paced environment, and be flexible to changing direction

Preferred Qualifications

•   Experience with development, and operations & maintenance (O&M) programs preferred

•  PM experience in a subcontractor role highly desired

•  PM experience managing subcontractors highly desired


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.