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Product Owner – Data Platforms & Tools (Sr Principal Level)

Requisition ID: R10050570

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • 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, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 4

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. Join the Northrop Grumman Chief Data Office as a Sr. Principal Agile Product Owner, supporting the Infrastructure & Platforms & Tools team.

We will consider a fulltime, virtual telecommuting candidate for the role

The Infrastructure Platforms & Tools team strives to create a next generation technology platform that fosters a seamless and positive data experience across Northrop Grumman’s transformative digital thread.

The Agile Product Owner will represent the voice of customers as part of an agile team. The team is focused on the architecture, design, and implementation of data fabric technologies. The selected candidate will collaborate with customers to define the work so that the integrated team can review, commit, and execute within a defined period. The incumbent will prioritize key areas of work during a program increment, ensures that the software development team understands the intent and requirements of feature and user story definitions, and that the team is aligned on all acceptance criteria. Represents customer interests and continuously dictates team backlog priorities.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Engage with stakeholders to establish vision and requirements

  • Provide direction to the team and ensure they have an adequate amount of work prepared

  • Plan and prioritize the backlog for the product

  • Participate in all team ceremonies

    • Iteration Planning

    • Iteration Demo

    • Iteration Retrospective

  • Understand enabler work

  • Preparation and Participation in Program Increment (PI) Planning

    • Program Backlog Refinement and prep

    • Reviews and contributes to the program vision

    • User Story definition, providing clarifications

  • Create and maintain a product backlog according to business value

  • Regularly communicate with stakeholders

  • Accept the work that the team delivers

  • Researches and analyzes market, users, and third-parties to help define the roadmap for the product

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 9+ years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree; 7+ Years with Masters

  • Exceptional communication and meeting facilitation skills, both in-person and virtual

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail

  • Experience working with stakeholders and subject matter experts to identify and refine requirements

  • Team-player with a strong work ethic and ability to proactively execute

  • Must have experience in communicating with various levels of leadership

  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience leading cross-functional initiatives and teams

  • Agile framework experience; working as a part of an Agile Development (Scrum) Team

  • Experience using agile management tools (Jira, Confluence, etc)

  • Experience with any of the following: scrum project management, and agile software development

  • Experience with traditional project management skills: managing budget, schedule, developing estimates, etc

  • Technical experience (systems engineering, software engineering, etc)

  • Track record of training and transformation programs or organizations with sustained agility


Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $188,600 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.