Corporate Director, Division Counsel – Launch & Missile Defense Systems Division

Requisition ID: 21004437

  • Category IconCategory: Legal and Regulatory
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons; satellites and associated space components and services.  Northrop Grumman is seeking a Corporate Director, Division Counsel position supporting the company’s Space System Sector, and in particular its Launch & Missile Defense Systems division, headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. With a workforce of over 6000, the Launch & Missile Defense Systems division provides Government and commercial customers with an array of missile defense solutions, hypersonic and space launch vehicles, solid rocket motors, and other missile and launch products.  The division has major operations in Arizona, Alabama, Colorado, Utah and Virginia.  As a member of the legal leadership team for Space Systems, the Division Counsel serves as lead counsel for the Launch & Missile Systems division, assisting the business in the pursuit, capture, and execution of Government and commercial transactions.  Also, counsel either leads or supports the provision of legal counsel and solutions on a diverse range of matters including litigation, internal investigations, intellectual property, ethics, employment, and real estate. 

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's degree and 10 years of legal practice
  • Significant experience in US government contracting
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Member of a State Bar
  • A record of managing complex, high-value legal matters
  • Experience supporting clients and business partners as counsel for the US Government, in house in the US defense and intelligence community or space community, or in private practice
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • An active U.S. DoD security clearance at the Secret level or higher. Eligible to obtain a U.S. Top Secret/SCI clearance

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 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.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.