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AARGM F-35 Integration Senior Program Manager (M3) (AHT)

Requisition ID: R10047391

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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 Defense Systems (NGDS) Advanced Warfare Business Unit (AWBU) is seeking a Senior Manager, Programs Level 3 to lead aircraft-weapon integration of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.  AARGM-ER is an air-launched counter-air defense missile currently in EMD development and low-rate (LRIP) production.  The AARGM-ER Program has a series of current and pending contracts with the F-35 aircraft prime contractor to support AARGM-ER integration on all variants of the F-35 (ie F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C).  Integration activities include CONOPS development, software integration, hardware integration, test and evaluation, and verification of integration requirements.  The F-35 Integration lead reports to the AARGM-ER Program Director and leads a cross-functional IPT in required support to USAF, USN, and F-35 Customer to ensure successful weapon-aircraft integration.  Key activities in 2022 include CONOPS development, F-35 Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) missile simulator development and testing in the SIL lab, Mission Planning development, analysis support (e.g. wind-tunnel, CFD, structural) for weapon carriage and safe separation for both internal and external carriage configurations, and ground and flight test planning and execution.  Proposal and negotiation of follow-on integration contracts with the aircraft prime is planned as well in 2022.

The primary responsibility of the individual will be leadership and management of a Weapon Integration IPT to achieve cost, schedule, and technical performance objectives leading to the strategic objective of successful AARGM-ER integration on the F-35 aircraft. 

Tasking includes:
•    Organizing, leading, and directing a cross-functional Integrated Program Team (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives

•    Measuring and reporting program performance 

•    Developing and managing customer relationships in support of program execution

•    Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM)

•    Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
•    Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions.  Managing to contract requirements.

•    Management of the suppliers to achieve program objectives
•    Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)
•    Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

•    Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

•    Adherence to internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
•    Conducting appropriate risk & opportunity management to support achievement of program objectives

Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available. 

The selected candidate is required to be on-site in Northridge, CA; no remote working arrangements are available. 

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years, or Master’s and 8 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
• Current/active US DoD Secret Clearance is required with ability to obtain higher level clearance

• Technical Performance: The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with the baseline.
 

• Communications: 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.
 

• Program Growth: The ability to recognize and respond to customer needs in order to develop additional sales that support organizational objectives.
 

• Proposal Management: The ability to define proposal strategy, lead proposal teams, analyze and shape RFPs, produce and deliver winning proposals, effectively track and incorporate Review Team comments and findings, and manage post-proposal submittals (orals, finding responses).
 

• Resources: The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program requirements within organizational constraints.
 

• Customer intimacy: 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:

• STEM Degree desired
• Experience with Prime-level DoD ACAT-1 embedded software weapon system design, development, system integration and test, and transition-to-production desired

• Experience with USG-required EVM IPMR reporting desired


Salary Range: $171,000 USD - $256,400 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 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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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.