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Manager Programs 2 – Advanced Electronics OU

Requisition ID: R10078100

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location Icon Location: Linthicum, MD, USA   |  Morrisville, NC, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the Advanced Electronics Operating Unit in Baltimore, MD. The Advanced Electronics OU develops component level microelectronics discriminators for future defense systems. Focus areas include emerging technology, disruptive innovation, rapid prototyping, and transitioning of discriminating technology to sector operating divisions. The selected candidate will be responsible for shaping, capture, and execution of research programs.

The selected candidate will be responsible for numerous aspects of the program including cost, schedule, and technical performance of the program, and interfacing as the lead with internal and external customers, vendors, and company support organizations. The selected candidate will also be responsible for helping product divisions expand their customer base, identify growth opportunities, and play significant role in bid and proposal activities. Interfacing with the rest of the division to identify technology mature enough to pull into other IRAD and CRAD projects will also be required.

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. 

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 are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community.
  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans.
  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations.
  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives.
  • Measuring and reporting program performance.
  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.
  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.
  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements.
  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines.
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools.
  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning.
  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)
  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.
  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards.
  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities.
  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules.
  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree and 6+ years of relevant experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.
  • Strong technical background in the research and development of microelectronics.
  • 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 to achieve a common goal.
  • Must possess strong organization and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Ability to travel domestically as required.
  • U.S. citizenship with an active U.S. DoD Secret Clearance (adjudicated within the last 5 years) and the ability to qualify for access to Special Access Programs (SAPs) with the ability to work on-site in classified areas.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active U.S. DoD Top Secret clearance.
  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in science and technology.
  • Experience interfacing with DARPA and other S&T (Science and Technology) customers in the development of advanced electronics.
  • Detailed knowledge of the DARPA planning, program creation, and program management processes.
  • 5 years experience leading sensor system, technology, development or production programs, operations management, knowledge of RF system products, capabilities and enabling technologies.
  • Prior experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) and MS Project.
  • Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR).

This position reports to Linthicum, MD, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Morrisville, NC, NC, USA.


Salary Range: $141,100 USD - $211,700 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.