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Deputy Program Manager 2 – Integrated Missions (Active Top Secret security clearance required)

Requisition ID: R10072995

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Dulles, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector is looking for a Deputy Program Manager 2 with the Integrated Missions Operating Unit and Ground Capabilities organization to support a classified program with the development and delivery of new antenna and related ground systems. The candidate will work with engineers and multiple subcontractors to manage new antenna production, site preparation and construction efforts, and Operations and Sustainment activities to ensure on-time delivery, integration, and test schedules and mission critical availability of the system.

If you have a passion for process driven execution and all things related to space, this is the role for you! The primary focus of this role will be the analysis, creation, and implementation/improvement of Program and Engineering Management processes to assist the Program Manager and the Government with a portfolio of Cost Plus and Fixed Price efforts that integrate to support the overall customer mission. As part of the leadership team, you will also be responsible for delivering contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. As Deputy Program Manager, you will have full exposure to the breadth of complexity found in portfolio management to continue your growth in the program management profession.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for identifying and documenting existing and to-be process flows across all areas of the program

  • Responsible for working with the team following Organizational Change Management best practices to implement to-be processes on the program

  • Leads internal projects supporting program improvement including capital projects and R&D related to space communications

  • Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Product Team (IPT)

  • Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix

  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies and tools

  • Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. IPRS)

  • Coordination of Contract Change Board activities internally and with the customer, to include Engineering Change Proposals (ECP)

  • Oversight of Government Property (GFE, CFE, etc.) tracking and management

  • Development and delivery of presentations to customers, management, and other program stakeholders

  • 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.

  • Development of customer relationships and cultivation of customer intimacy

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years of experience, or Master’s and 5 years’ experience. In lieu of a degree, 11 years of experience will be considered.

  • Active/current Top Secret security clearance required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.

  • Experience supporting FAR compliant capture and proposal efforts

  • Demonstrated 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

  • Demonstrated success building customer intimacy

  • Demonstrated success leading process change across multiple teams including peer leaders

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time, domestically and possibly internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI.

  • Experience with CAM role

  • Experience with EVMS.

  • Knowledge of space/ground communication technologies and architectures

  • Experience with cybersecurity or networking

  • Experience with Agile based Systems Engineering Processes

  • Experience with Jira

  • Experience leading new business development as a Capture Manager or Proposal Manager

  • Experience with managing both cultural differences and ways of doing business in countries other than the United States; while ensuring that items, commodities and technologies entering or leaving the United States do so within the proper US legal and regulatory framework.

  • Certified by Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified by Project Management Institute as a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)


Salary Range: $143,500 USD - $215,300 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.