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Innovation Ecosystem Manager Programs 1

Requisition ID: R10066571

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Linthicum, Maryland, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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’s Mission Systems (NGMS) sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support the Emerging Capabilities and Development, Innovation Programs organization/Operating Unit.  The department has responsibility for all innovation focused Internal Research & Development (IR&D) across the sector. The selected candidate will lead our SPARK Seedling program and work across our innovation team, SMEs, functional organizations, and innovators to oversee a portfolio of R&D projects that aim to deliver early proof of concept solutions to tomorrow’s most challenging technical problems.

The selected candidate will champion our employee driven, blue sky innovation program on behalf of the sector to mature technologies and concepts that expand our overall customer base, promote growth opportunities, and play active role in proposals, IRAD, and CRAD activities.  The candidate will also work closely with other facets of the innovation ecosystem including the University Research and Intellectual Property teams to identify technologies that may benefit from a collaboration. 

This position will be onsite and may be located at any major Mission Systems campus in San Diego, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, Rolling Meadows, IL, or the greater Baltimore area in MD.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in science, engineering, and business or related field with 5+ years demonstrating an ability to lead tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as the project or technical lead or Master's Degree in science, engineering, and business or related field with 3+ years of experience.
  • Ability to grasp broad technical approaches and connect technologies/applications with underlying synergies.
  • The ability to summarize program status and investments to brief leadership on progress against goals, objectives, and financial metrics.
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams to define and execute project scope, monitor performance, remove programmatic hurdles, and socialize results to generate interest.
  • 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 define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life cycle.
  • Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers. Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of NGMS technology and product lines.
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and tools (i.e. SAP) and analyzing budget data to gain insights on program performance.
  • Ability to manage programs with open and often undefined requirements.
  • Ability to obtain or current TS/SCI clearance.

Salary Range: $114,200 USD - $179,400 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.