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Director Programs 1 – Advanced Radar Solutions

Requisition ID: R10069479

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • 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, 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 System (NGMS) sector is seeking a Director, Programs 1 to support the Advanced Land Sensors Operating Unit (OU) as the Program Director for Advanced Radar Solutions in Baltimore, MD. The Director will be responsible for strategy development, business capture, program management and profit/loss objectives for a diverse portfolio of programs and captures. The individual will be responsible for leading a team of program and capture managers and matrixed staff in effective operations and for creating a cohesive team across the entire operating unit. The Director should develop a clearly-defined vision and objectives for the team.

What You'll Get to Do:

Program Directors are responsible for coordination and management of all phases of execution, from inception (capture leadership and proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Development and execution of capture strategies for domestic and international opportunities.
  • Direct and lead a multi-disciplinary team in support of program requirements.
  • Execute on strategic planning and cost / schedule focused delivery.
  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders.
  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy.
  • Knowledge and execution of a variety of proposal and contract types (FFP, CPFF).
  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy.
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.
  • Negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to a cross functional matrix team.
  • Participate as an active program team member in key recurring operations, including: program management reviews, capture reviews, recurring status reporting, staff meetings, etc.
  • .Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 10+ years of relevant experience; or Master's degree with 8+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with DoD program management, budget and program acquisition process.
  • Strong cost, schedule, technical, management and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to align Northrop Grumman capabilities and help customers meet their mission objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, presentation skills, organizational and time management skills, and a strong sales/marketing presence. Candidate must be able to clearly present ideas to senior management, line management, and customers.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.
  • US Citizenship with an active Secret Security Clearance and the ability to be cleared to Special Access Programs. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Math (or related discipline) or Master's Degree in the same field.
  • Experience in the ground radar marketplace.
  • Program Management experience with multiple complex advanced development programs is preferred; demonstrated experience managing a program through the complete lifecycle is desirable.
  • International experience, especially in business capture.
  • Additional education and/or program management training are desired.
  • Top Secret Clearance.   

Salary Range: $189,200 USD - $283,800 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 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.