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Technical Cohorts Lead

Requisition ID: R10066316

  • Category IconCategory: Human Resources
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time 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.

The Northrop Grumman Human Resources organization is seeking a Technical Cohorts Lead to join the Enterprise Technical Development organization (TD).  TD delivers development resources to the global NGC workforce through three primary activities: 1) understanding the company’s current and future development needs, 2) defining, developing, and deploying strategic content and programs, and 3) ensuring resources are accessible and relevant to users at all levels. In support of this mission, TD designs, develops, and delivers cohort programs that focus on building critical skills and target all levels of technical talent. 

Primary Location of the role will be Falls Church, VA or Linthicum, MD, however, we may consider a virtual telecommuter candidate.

Key Responsibilities

The Technical Cohorts Lead, reporting to the Technical Cohorts Manager, engages in the development and deployment of learning solutions and experiences that effectively engage and upskill talent, building critical capability and capacity to successfully execute on highly reputable, enterprise-wide programs.  This individual will serve as the primary point person for their technical cohort programs. As the Technical Cohorts Lead, you will:

  • Manage the end-to-end delivery of technical cohort programs, to include task identification & tracking, resource management, and scheduling

  • Design technical cohort programs that apply adult learning principles, industry best practices, and use experience, exposure, and education to develop employee capabilities

  • Deliver innovative and engaging virtual and/or in-person training, conducting exercises and activities that enrich the learning process as well as identifying any resources needed to support delivery (e.g., facilitators / speakers, online courses, games)

  • Partner, consult, manage expectations, and facilitate collaboration with stakeholders and subject matter experts on the planning, development, implementation, and sustainment of technical cohort offerings, tools, and resources

  • Provide thought leadership around the enhancement of existing programs and/or development of new programs, leveraging both internal and external best practices

  • Generate materials to support the communication and delivery of the program, to include program overviews, in-session presentations, and participant resources

  • Apply the Enterprise L&D Measurement Framework to evaluate the impact of technical cohort programs

  • Provide program status briefings as needed to stakeholders, including executive leadership

Successful team members will:

  • Possess strong organizational, project management, collaborative, and verbal & written communication skills

  • Effectively consult and partner with stakeholders throughout the program lifecycle

  • Navigate ambiguous situations and adapt to shifting priorities

  • Have an intense focus on execution and follow through

  • Act with a sense of urgency to deliver high quality products on time

  • Be adept at time management and prioritization

  • Take initiative in advancing individual projects as well as the larger team’s goals

Basic Qualifications

  • A3: Master’s degree with 4 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 6 years of experience or 8 years of experience in lieu of a degree

  • A4: Master’s degree with 8 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience or 12 years of experience in lieu of a degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated project management skills, including experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated experience collaborating across organizational boundaries and influencing stakeholders

  • Demonstrated experience briefing to senior executives, to include C-suite leaders

  • Demonstrated experience leading or managing internal leadership and/or technical development cohort programs

  • Experience facilitating virtual and/or in-person training for audiences at various organizational levels

  • Familiarity with Northrop Grumman development resources and learning philosophy


Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $155,900 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.