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Manager Programs 3 – Advanced Systems OU

Requisition ID: R10078346

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 3 to support the Advanced Systems Operating Unit in successfully executing capture programs within the Advanced Multi-function Systems portfolio in Baltimore, MD. These advanced aircraft systems programs include the development and deployment of software, firmware, and hardware resourced from both customer and internal funding.

What You'll Get to Do:

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross functional team, including managers and key subcontractors, focused on the successful execution of multiple activities while positioning for future upgrades and program area growth.  Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout).

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing customer relationships and cultivating customer intimacy to develop further opportunities.
  • Leading and directing a cross-functional team to meet program cost, schedule and technical objectives.
  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.
  • Develop new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning and proposal development.
  • Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.
  • Ensure program team understands & adheres to the contract scope.
  • Thorough risk & opportunity management to include identification, mitigation and realization.
  • Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS).
  • Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management.
  • Addressing workforce planning needs, as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 9+ years’, or Master’s and 7+ years’, or a PhD and 4+ years' experience supporting Government contracts and/or project management in other industries.
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations including key suppliers to achieve a common goal.
  • Basic working knowledge of sensor systems, concepts, architectures, and missions.
  • The demonstrated ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
  • The demonstrated ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.
  • The demonstrated ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.
  • US Citizenship with a current and fully active DoD Top Secret with ability to obtain SAP.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In depth understanding of Air Operations, Tactical aircraft, Aircraft systems and CONOPS
  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.
  • The ability to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations.
  • Experience with managing Agile and DevSecOps software development activities.
  • The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
  • The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work required and only the work required is performed.
  • The ability to identify, select, direct and manage subcontract and supply chain elements of the program in a manner that supports program goals and company strategy.
  • Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations.

Salary Range: $168,100 USD - $252,100 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.