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Director of Programs

Requisition ID: R10047306

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 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, 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.

Northrop Grumman has an opening for a Director of Programs to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Kennedy Space Center, Florida. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Total program leadership responsibility across technical, cost, and schedule performance.
  • Primary customer interface engaging with NASA Kennedy Space Center leadership.
  • Formulating and enforcing work standards, reviewing work discrepancies, supervising contractor schedules, supervising contractor personnel and communicating policies, purposes and goals of the organization to subordinates. 
  • Experience in leading teams composed of administrative and technical professionals who have been involved in analyzing, designing, integrating, training, testing, documenting, implementing and maintaining complex systems and/or processes.
  • Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.
 Basic Qualifications
  • A Bachelor's degree with 20 years experience in engineering or technical field including 15 years experience managing a program(s) or large project(s).
  • Sr. Manager level experience leading large teams.
  • Detailed understanding of NASA policies and processes related to human spaceflight.
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center executive leadership team customer relationships.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • NASA Kennedy Space Center Executive Team leadership experience or equivalent.
  • A Masters degree with 20 years experience in engineering or technical field including 15 years experience managing a program(s) or large project(s).

Salary Range: $171,100 USD - $256,700 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.