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Manager Programs 3, Hypersonic Weapon – Advanced Design Portfolio Manager

Requisition ID: R10069844

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available 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.

The selected candidate will lead multi-disciplinary teams to support the capture and execution of Hypersonic Weapon Design and Demonstration Programs.  The candidate will report to the Director of Advanced Weapons within the Research & Advanced Design organization.

Essential Functions:

This position will be responsible for collaborating with internal and cross-sector business and technical leadership to develop and organize hypersonic weapon concepts and applications of technology to support NGC corporate weapon campaign growth opportunities.

Applicant should have experience with management of cost, schedule and technical performance of programs. Experience in hypersonic system design or an advanced design environment is required.  Able to establish achievements and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program technical challenges and obtain solutions such as reallocation of resources or changing the contractual specifications. Experience with preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract. Able to support the negotiation of contract and contract changes.

The selected candidate will manage a team of individuals with varied skill sets to include, but not be limited to, technical and project engineering functions.  Responsibilities include:

  • Developing proposals and supporting contract negotiations
  • Managing and for NCTA and contracted work
  • Reporting status to internal and external stakeholders
  • Casting strategic vision towards capturing emerging hypersonic weapon technology and weapon system contract awards

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with a minimum of 9+ years engineering experience or a Master’s in a STEM related field and 7+ years engineering experience
  • Program management and/or business development experience.
  • Current DoD Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS and SCI clearance.
  • Knowledge of aerospace system conceptual design, risk reduction, demonstration process

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with hypersonic weapons or hypersonic air vehicles
  • Excellent at written and oral communications.
  • Possess a strong ability to establish and develop inter-personal relationships.
  • Must be able to work independently, function in a fast-paced environment, and be flexible to changing direction.
  • 20 years technical and program management experience
  • Master’s degree in STEM related discipline
  • Proposal preparation and leadership experience.
  • Possess high technical credibility in hypersonics knowledge and/or program management to engage with internal and external customers
  • Strong skills
  • >10 years experience in hypersonic weapon design and demonstration programs
  • SAP Access

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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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.