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Principal / Agile Product Owner – Space / Satellite Systems (Dulles, VA, Gilbert, AZ, or Remote)

Requisition ID: R10069630

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Gilbert, Arizona, 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: Days (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.

We have an opening for a Product Owner to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Tactical Space organization. This position will be located in Dulles, VA, Gilbert, AZ or can be worked remotely.

What You’ll get to Do:

In this role you will serve as the Product Owner for an Agile Scrum Team.

You will be responsible for driving value delivery for a ground control software solution for satellite systems and perform the following tasks:

  • Specify stakeholder needs to drive the frequent delivery of value to the customer
  • Coordinate and prioritize the needs for multiple stakeholders across multiple products
  • Manage stakeholder expectations
  • Work with the stakeholders to plan and execute product releases
  • Decompose stakeholders’ needs to create, refine, and prioritize the product backlog; support all aspects of backlog refinement and story mapping
  • Support preparation and presentation of briefings and demonstrations to stakeholders
  • Support the accomplishment of Earned Value (EV) Management for multiple customers, by working closely with the Cost Account Managers (CAMs) providing the supporting information to assess EV performance
  • Drive performance of the Agile team to accomplish sprint and release commitments, escalate and remove impediments; and participate in status and progress reporting to senior management
  • Engage in Program Increment (PI) Planning Activities; ensure PI objectives reflect customer priorities and business value; identify risks and dependencies for the Scrum Team and across the program
  • Support staffing activities such as on-ramping, interviewing, assignments, and evaluations
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, work independently, and possess the poise and flexibility required to work in a highly dynamic environment

This position can be filled at a level 2 or 3

Basic Qualifications:

Agile Product Owner

  • Bachelor’s in a STEM field (ideally computer science) with 2 years of experience, or a Masters, or a PhD
  • Experience in an Agile Development Environment
  • Experience with Space or Satellite Systems and Concepts.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance

Principal Agile Product Owner

  • Bachelor’s in a STEM field (ideally computer science) with 5 years of experience, or a Masters with 3 years of experience, or a PhD
  • Experience in an Agile Development Environment
  • Experience with Space or Satellite Systems and Concepts.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret / SCI Clearance
  • SAFe and/or Product Owner certifications
  • Experience in a DevSecOps Environment
  • Scaled Agile Framework experience; working as a part of an Agile Development (Scrum) Team
  • Experience with Atlassian Tool suite
  • Direct experience with satellite ground systems
  • Direct experience with satellite command and control systems
  • Detailed understanding of satellite communication, maneuvering, orbital regimes, health and status, or other satellite system concepts

The Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Division is a strategic partner specializing in commercial and classified partnerships with the design, delivery, operation and sustainment of satellites and human spacecraft.  We support science and space exploration through our various partnerships, including NASA’s Artemis program with the goal to return humans to the Moon in 2024 and the TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) program that has discovered more than twenty confirmed plants.  Recognized as an industry leader, we also develop highly specialized space and satellite components. 

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:


Dental & Vision coverage


Educational Assistance

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

Paid Time Off

Health & Wellness Resources

Employee Discounts

Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

For more details please visit our total rewards site or chat with one of our recruiters to learn more.





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Salary Range: $71,100 USD - $106,700 USD
Salary Range 2: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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

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 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.