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Manager Programs 3 – Advanced Processing

Requisition ID: R10066909

  • 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, 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 (NGMS) is looking for a Program Manager 3 to join our Networked Information Solutions Operating Unit in Baltimore, MD. This is an opportunity to lead programs in cutting edge technologies to optimize decision making at the edge, at mission speed enabling decision advantage.

What You'll Get to Do:

Program Managers are responsible for directing all phases of programs from inception through completion. Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs. Participates in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test. Develops new business or expands the program scope with the customer. Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications. Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas.

Primary responsibilities are the development and capture of new business, management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community.
  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans.
  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations.
  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives.
  • Measuring and reporting program performance.
  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders.
  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.
  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work.
  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements.
  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines.
  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning.
  • Investment planning (IRAD, M&S, B&P, Capital).
  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives.
  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards.
  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities.   
  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules.
  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation, and realization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 9+ years or Master’s Degree with 7+ years experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries
  • 5+ years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal. 
  • US Citizenship with a active Secret Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience leading multiple disciplines at multiple geographically diverse sites.
  • Ability to work seamlessly through subcontractors to meet the contract goals.
  • Previous experience in leading advanced development programs / projects with program transition leading to operational use.
  • Experience in developing or managing the development of advanced edge processing, to include integration of commercial technology, and development of specialized hardware solutions.
  • A current TS/SCI and/or TS/SAP/SAR clearance.

Salary Range: $163,200 USD - $244,800 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.