Sector Technology Portfolio Lead

Requisition ID: 20032754

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways.   Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Sector Technology Portfolio Lead. The position is in the Operational Excellence and Quality organization and will report to the VP, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing.The Primary location for this position is McLean, VA but may be located at one of our major NGDS site, (e.g., Rocket Center, WV, Huntsville, AL, Plymouth, MN, Northridge, CA or Elkton, MD) Relocation assistance may be available.     Responsibilities include:  
  • Leading Sector technology strategy to support growth
  • Creating a sector technology portfolio and providing insights to improve return on investment 
  • Collaborating with strategy and business development to assess customer trends driving future technology needs
  • Collaborating with human resources for technical talent development
  • Providing technical expertise to support selected IRAD reviews
  • Representing Defense Systems on Enterprise Technology bodies
  • Coordinating university collaboration
  • Assessing industry technical capabilities to inform potential collaboration, make/buy, and related decisions
    The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing business processes to enable product research and development portfolio prioritization, resource allocation, and risk management.  Provides product portfolio analyses and reports to management committees for support of decision-making. Leads teams in strategy efforts, lifecycle management planning, and assessments of probability-of-success.  Develops systems to support dynamic portfolio management.  Serves a key role in portfolio evaluation process. Drives initiatives across functions and research and development units to create fully integrated strategies. Monitors and reports on portfolio status.   NGLinkedDS

Basic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field with 20 years of experience or a Master’s Degree with 18 years of experience or PhD + 15 years of experience
  • Experience in technology portfolio management including internal and customer-supported R&D
  • Experience assessing return on investments
  • Experience in technology maturation and risk reduction, including maturation risk burn down planning and execution
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance up to Top Secret
  • Must be a US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Familiar with Digital Transformation-related technologies including model-based engineering, system modeling and simulation
  • Direct experience  with technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning, additive manufacturing of high performance aerospace components, mesh networks, virtual and augmented reality, data analytics, networks, secure communications, cyber resilience, propulsion and power systems, command and control, advanced sensors, guidance and control, advanced materials, condition-based maintenance, energetics, public health, bioinformatics, and life sciences.


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 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.


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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.