Mgr Programs 2

Requisition ID: R10005492

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Mgr Programs 2 to support DMSP.

This position will be located in Linthicum, MD and will report to the Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Exploitation System Operating Unit (OESOU) director. 

Program Manager primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing key elements of Program Management, CAM/EV, and Functional Management. 
  • Interface with external customer on a daily basis and providing direction to program leads as needed. 
  • Preparing and reporting IPRS and other status at bi-weekly meetings with OU and Division leadership. 
  • Planning, organizing, staffing, reporting, coordination, identifying/mitigating risk, and supporting all phases of a development program from inception, certification through completion. 
  • Preparation of cost estimates, business plans, work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms and conditions of contracts.
  • Authority for engineering review boards, risk management board and other program sign-offs and approvals.
  • Managing stakeholders and resolve competing needs, to include clients, subcontractors, and internal participants.
  • Managing and reporting on project status, customer satisfaction, submission of CDRLs and risks, using earned value, integrated master schedule, integrated master plan, and similar techniques and tools.
  • Supporting/managing proposal efforts, and contributing to department proposals.
  • Managing project staff to ensure successful project performance as the program transitions phases of delivery.

This management role will require you to complete an assessment as part of the application process.  To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required or 8 years of related experience in lieu of degree

• Minimal of 5 years of Program Management experience, overseeing technical and financial aspects for software and hardware development programs

• Current DOD Secret Clearance and ability to obtain an SCI clearance

• Must be able to work independently, function in a fast paced environment, and be flexible to changing direction

Preferred Qualifications

•   Experience with development, and operations & maintenance (O&M) programs preferred

•  PM experience in a subcontractor role highly desired

•  PM experience managing subcontractors highly desired


Salary Range: 164200 - 201200

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. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.