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Director, Mission Architecture

Requisition ID: R10077090

  • Category IconCategory: Engineering
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: SCI
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector, Networked Information Systems (NIS) Division, Growth and Mission Solutions is seeking a Director, Mission Architecture. In this exciting and challenging role, the selected individual will help strategically integrate the NIS portfolio by leading a team of mission architects and mission analysts in execution of a portfolio that accelerates growth for the division. The selected candidate must be a dynamic self-starter who understands how the business is run, is comfortable speaking up, and is capable of influencing senior executive opinion.

Acceptable locations for this role are: Northern Virginia, Baltimore, MD, and San Diego, CA

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

  • Create and implement vision for a new Mission Architecture organization inside NISD, including building the initial team and establishing process and culture
  • Lead a high-performing team of mission architects and mission analysts
  • Work with analytical organization across the sector, company, and key stakeholders to deliver impactful results
  • Engage customers directly as an individual contributor and through allocation of engagement support responsibilities to team members
  • Manage prioritization of architectural and analytical tasks by team members, including collaboration with other corporate teams
  • Maintain vision, process, and standards for analytical excellence
  • Train and mentor new architects and analysts
  • Communicate process and results effectively to key internal and external stakeholders

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 15+ years of work experience or Master’s Degree and 10+ years
  • Experience managing teams of mission analysts that deliver impactful results
  • Familiarity with analytical tools such as CAMEO, AFSIM, STK, and MATLAB
  • Experience in a strategy role or demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • U.S. Citizen with active TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with agile methodologies
  • Experience with digital collaboration tools including Confluence and Jira

Salary Range: $189,200 USD - $297,200 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 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.