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Mgr Programs 2 – Remote Sensing Programs

Requisition ID: R10053706

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location Icon Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Redondo Beach, CA, USA  |  Aurora, CO, USA  |  Rolling Meadows, IL, USA  |  Fairfax, VA, USA +4 more
  • 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

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 looking to fill multiple Manager, Programs Level 2 roles to support the Remote Sensing Programs (RSP) business unit in the fast-growing Payload & Ground Systems (PGS) Division.  The primary objective will be the delivery of all requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements.  The individual(s) will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common performance goals related to investment projects and/or customer contracts.

Program Managers are responsible for coordination and management of all phases of program execution, from inception through completion.  In this position, the selected Program Manager may oversee one or more programs within each Operating Unit organization.  Based on the requirements of the programs, the responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management
  • Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Product Team (IPT) to achieve technical objectives
  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines
  • Development and delivery of presentations to leadership and program stakeholders
  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
  • Establishment of schedule milestones and spend-plan
  • Development of stakeholder relationships and cultivation of stakeholder intimacy

These positions may be based out of our Baltimore, MD; Rolling Meadows, IL; Aurora, CO; Redondo Beach, CA; or Northern Virginia offices.  Other PGS locations may be considered as well.

This requisition represents multiple opportunities in our organization, and may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience relevant to our portfolio.  Candidates who express an interest may be considered for immediate or future positions.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 years (or Master’s degree and 5 years) experience working in engineering, business management, or another related field.  In lieu of a degree, an additional 4 years of relevant experience will be considered.
  • 2 years program or project management experience, leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost, and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team lead, or cost account manager
  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations, or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal. 
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current TS clearance or higher is strongly preferred.
  • The 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 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 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.


This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, you are able to work from any of the additional 4 locations listed above.

Salary Range: $134,200 USD - $210,800 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

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 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.