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IT Project Manager (Principal Level)

Requisition ID: R10073479

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time 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 is seeking a full time Information Technology Project Manager (IT PM) reporting to the assigned Office of the Chief Information Office (OCIO) Program Manager or Director, within the Defense Systems Sector CIO PMO. The IT PM will track and facilitate various OCIO projects for the assigned Division or Function(s) for the PMO. This position is located in McLean VA, but entails matrixed project management responsibility across the Divisions’ domestic and international presence, as defined by the OCIO Statement of work.

This position may offer the ability to telecommute however candidate local to McLean, VA will be prefer

This role will oversee and manage the operational aspects of IT projects and other initiatives and serves as liaison between program management, other managers, and multiple project teams or individual contributors. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project activities and progress leveraging Lean-Agile or traditional project management frameworks. Monitors project completion from initiation through delivery to meet customer needs and OCIO goals.  Assesses project risks and efficiently resolves impediments to meet project deadlines and objectives including working closely with Service Delivery Organizations to meet/exceed Service Level Agreements identified in the IT Statement of Work (SOW). Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders to ensure client-satisfaction on project and/or process goals and objectives and strategic initiatives. Responsible for projects status, budgets to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. The successful candidate will support the program managers with operational decisions and will conduct briefings and meetings for internal and external representatives. 

Areas of technical expertise may include: IT systems and strategies, estimating and proposals, requirements development, systems and application integration, program security execution and compliance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant Information Technology experience with a bachelor’s degree.
  • Technical Project Management experience.
  • Prior mid-level experience on IT Projects with demonstrated independence
  • Experience as a Scrum Master
  • Scrum Master certification (i.e. Scrum Inc, Scrum Alliance, SAFe, Scrum@Scale, etc.)
  • US Citizenship is required, as well as the ability to obtain and maintain Secret Clearance
  • Demonstrated performance in working in a fast-paced matrixed resource environment while delivering a quality work product and having positive customer satisfaction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active or Current Secret Clearance
  • Have experience working within a classified environment and understand how an infrastructure must abide by government requirements.
  • Candidate should possess good interpersonal and leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong willingness to learn.
  • Experience in a high impact, business critical environment.


Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.