Mgr Programs 1 – Remote Sensing Programs

Requisition ID: R10016470

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum - MD, 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

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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman, Space Systems is looking to fill multiple Manager, Programs Level 1 roles to support the Remote Sensing Programs (RSP) business unit in the fast-growing Payload & Ground Systems (PGS) Division.  The primary objective will be the delivery of all requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements.  The individual(s) will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common performance goals related to investment projects and/or customer contracts.

Program Managers are responsible for coordination and management of all phases of program execution, from inception through completion.  In this position, the selected Program Manager may oversee one or more programs within each Operating Unit organization.  Based on the requirements of the programs, the responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management
  • Leading and directing a cross-functional Integrated Product Team (IPT) to achieve technical objectives
  • Development and adherence to Integrated Master Schedules (IMS)
  • Development and adherence to budget baselines
  • Development and delivery of presentations to leadership and program stakeholders
  • Proposal development / capture planning and strategy
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
  • Establishment of schedule milestones and spend-plan
  • Development of stakeholder relationships and cultivation of stakeholder intimacy

These positions may be based out of our Baltimore, MD; Rolling Meadows, IL; Aurora, CO; Redondo Beach, CA; or Northern Virginia offices.  Other PGS locations may be considered as well.

This requisition represents multiple opportunities in our organization, and may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience relevant to our portfolio.  Candidates who express an interest may be considered for immediate or future positions.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years (or Master’s degree and 3 years) experience working in engineering, business management, or another related field.  In lieu of a degree, an additional 4 years of relevant experience will be considered.
  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team lead, or cost account manager. 
  • Demonstrated success aligning teams, organizations, or employee resource groups to achieve a common goal. 
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current TS clearance or higher is strongly preferred.
  • The ability to apply knowledge, insights and understanding of business and financial concepts, tools and processes to the benefit of program decisions, actions, and performance.
  • The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and stakeholder needs.
  • The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.

Salary Range: 111900 - 175800

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.