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Defense Industry Data Analyst (Senior Principal or Staff Level)

Requisition ID: R10061255

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • 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: 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.

We are seeking an experienced Defense Industry Analyst proficient in collecting, processing, integrating, analyzing, and presenting market information and competitive intelligence from multiple disparate data sets to allow for data-driven strategic business decisions. This individual will lead transformation of raw data into actionable information through effectively communicating data driven insights and creation of intuitive data visualizations for executive level consumption. They must possess the strong analytical and problem-solving skills necessary for quickly developing recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative data from many different types of, and often incomplete, data sources.

They will act as a liaison with key decision makers by providing data-informed strategic recommendations; engage with program and subject matter experts to define, obtain, and assess various data sets; and support optimization of pipeline data collection, management, and positioning strategies. This individual will directly contribute to development and prioritization of our strategic objectives by leading Business Case Analyses for new opportunities, conducting Analyses of Alternatives for strategic planning, and reporting recommendations to executive leadership for data-driven business decisions to improve our competitive positioning.

This position will work closely with a team of functional and program professionals across the company. This position may require up to 25% travel.

This requisition may be filled at either a level 4 or a level 5.

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

New Business Assessment

  • Researching market trends, maintain competitor profiles, assess new market entrants/new capabilities

  • Conduct Business Case Analyses and Analyses of Alternatives for new strategies including comprehensive risk and impact assessments

  • Support data governance and processes for business pipelines and associated positioning strategies.

  • Analyzing USG budgets related to new technologies and digital transformation initiatives

  • Supporting development and presentation of executive level briefings

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Business or a related field and with 10+ years of related professional experience – OR – a Master’s degree with 8+ years of related professional experience.

  • Several years of experience in business management or forecasting.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 5:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Business or a related field and with 15+ years of related professional experience – OR – a Master’s degree with 13+ years of related professional experience.

  • Several years of experience in business management or forecasting.

Additional Basic qualifications for both levels:

  • Creative thinker with exceptional research and analytic skills

  • Experience conducting market research and business/financial analysis.

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to turn complex data into simple concepts

  • Exceptional executive level communication skills

  • Fluency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Salesforce  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or other master’s degree with significant data analysis is desirable.

  • Foundational knowledge and/or experience working with digital transformation initiatives and defense industry dynamics and competitors.

  • Fluency with Tableau and/or other data visualization tools

  • Familiarity with US Department of Defense warfighting concepts and technology needs.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance (awarded within last 5 years).


Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 USD
Salary Range 2: $141,800 USD - $212,800 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.