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Lead Senior Principal Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA) (TS and or SCI Clearance Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10069624

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • 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: No
  • 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 Grummans Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider of satellite payloads and directed energy solutions for national security, military, and human exploration missions. We are built on a strong heritage of innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products our customers and nation rely on our team to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible. 

SSSD Business Management is seeking a Senior Principal Operations Research Analyst to fill our critical and specialized Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA) Lead Role. This position will be located at our Space Systems Sector in Redondo Beach, CA and will report directly to the ARIS Business Unit Schedule Manager.

Working in a classified environment this Lead will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Schedule Risk across multiple programs. This role will report directly to the Program Management Office and will have direct customer and program leadership interactions/visibility.  The SME will train Schedule Analysts on SRA and inform program management of schedule risk implications. The candidate will provide technical leadership for IMS and risk management, working closely with the Program Integration Team as the representative for Schedule Management risk.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct and analyze SRA’s for multiple programs, monthly
  • Generate/Present Program Management Office Briefings and Customer Briefings on SRA
  • Conduct Schedule (IMS) what-if scenarios
  • Standardize SRA process across Business Unit
  • Schedule Health SME
  • Conduct/Lead SRA Training sessions
  • Document SRA best practices
  • Manage RMOF risk and schedule integration

This position requires the incumbent to possess a Department of Defense (DoD) active Top Secret (TS) security clearance or access to Special Compartmentalized Information (SCI).

Basic Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree with a minimum of 8 years work experience to include any combination of Business Management, Systems Development or Administration or 6 years of stated experience with a Master’s Degree
  • An active DoD TS and/or SCI Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to interact with multiple layers of leadership and cross functional teams
  • Super User SRA software OPRA and Deltek Acumen
  • Experience with Risk Management frame works
  • Experience with data collection and analysis

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Schedules:  For example, the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Salary Range: $114,300 USD - $171,500 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

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 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.