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Principal Test Program Manager/ Sr. Principal Test Program Manager

Requisition ID: R10065623

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

As a Test Program Manager at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation. The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) located in Linthicum, MD is seeking a Test Program Manager who is responsible for leading cross-functional teams during the proposal phase, design and manufacture phase of complex HW/SW Test products; participating in negotiations; responsible for establishing and executing project Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), and funding authorizations; initiating the launch of new designs and subsequent shop orders; and managing all cost/schedule and performance related activities. This role does not have any direct reports.

As a Test Program Manager, responsibilities include leading a technical and programmatic Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing (SCM and MFG) team through the full lifecycle of a project; generating and managing inputs for IMS/schedules, Quantifiable Back-up Data (QBD), spend plans, Earned Value (EV), Estimates at Completion (EAC) and status reports for the program; and championing process improvements activities. The Test Program Manager will work closely with the directors and managers of other engineering and programmatic (SCM and MFG) disciplines, program directors and program managers. Applicant must be - Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented - Proactive and responsive with an internally generated "sense of urgency" - Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, and organizational skills are required.

Principal Test Program Manager (level 3)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of related engineering experience with Bachelor's degree, or minimum 3 years of related experience with a Master's.
  • Demonstrated leadership responsibilities
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test Integration process is a must
  • Basic understanding of SAP Production/Materials management tools
  • Ability to work on-site at BWI campus and areas nearby
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret (or higher) clearance

Sr. Principal Test Program Manager (level 4)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 9 years of related engineering experience with Bachelor's degree, or minimum 7 years of related experience with a Master's.
  • Demonstrated leadership responsibilities
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test Integration process is a must
  • Basic understanding of SAP Production/Materials management tools
  • Ability to work on-site at BWI campus and areas nearby
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret (or higher) clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clear understanding of Earned Value and SPI/CPI in determining the critical path of a project, EAC and experience preparing workload forecasts
  • Experience as Technical Lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, or other demonstrated leadership role to a program office.
  • Solid use of Excel and SAP Production/Materials management tool
  • Previous functional management experience
  • Experience in Engineering Design or Systems
  • Master's degree in Engineering, Business Management, Engineering Leadership, or equivalent
  • Current TS/SCI

Salary Range: $96,900 USD - $145,300 USD
Salary Range 2: $120,000 USD - $180,000 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.