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Manager Programs 2

Requisition ID: R10071144

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Beavercreek, Ohio, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • 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: 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS), Beavercreek Ohio, is seeking a Program Manager 2 to lead the Mission Planning and Decision Support (MPDS) AI Center of Excellence (CoE). Successful candidates will demonstrate a broad skill set balanced between AI focused project management, business development, and technical knowledge.  Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration, and test. Develops new business while expanding the product line with existing customers.  Establishes strategies aligned with organizational objectives to drive the business development process.  Works with other managers to identify opportunities for AI based technologies to assist in growing established programs and/or capturing new business. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing, and administrative areas.

Responsibilities for the candidate includes:

  • Provides direction to team based on general policies and management guidance
  • Makes decisions that support accomplishment of MPDS AI CoE objectives.  Assignments are received in objective oriented terms. Provides direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidance. Work is reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Ensures CoE projects are completed on schedule and within budget 
  • Frequent contacts with internal and external customer representatives at various management levels concerning scheduling or specific phases of MPDS AI CoE projects
  • Conducts briefings and participates in both management and technical meetings for internal/external stakeholders
  • Accomplishes results through AI Research Team Lead and AI Engineering Team Lead who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments
  • Becomes involved only when required to assist in meeting schedules or to resolve technical problems

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED with a minimum 14 years relevant experience; OR 10+ years relevant experience with bachelor’s degree in management or related degree; OR 8+ years relevant experience with master’s degree
  • Experience with program leadership
  • Experience with project budgeting and scheduling, with on-time delivery
  • Experience with common project management tools (MS Project, etc.)
  • Experience with project/program risk assessments
  • Experience developing business opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with small to large teams and customer stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish project results
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active DoD Top Secret SCI Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading AI projects from research to operational implementation supporting multiple programs.  Ability to understand both commonality and uniqueness of each programs AI requirements
  • STEM Degree
  • Active DoD Top Secret SCI Security clearance
  • Experience working in an Agile project environment
  • Experience working in Department of Defense and/or Intelligence Community environment

Salary Range: $130,500 USD - $195,700 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.