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Sentinel (GBSD) – Integration, Assembly, Test and Checkout (IAT&C) IPT Lead Director 1

Requisition ID: R10060677

  • Category IconCategory: Program Management
  • Location IconLocation: Roy, Utah, 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 Space Systems is seeking a Director Integrated Product Team Lead (IPT) for the Integration, Assembly, Test and Checkout (IAT&C) team on the Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE). This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program. Learn more about the Sentinel (GBSD) program here. The AVE IAT&C IPT Lead is responsible for all test planning, verification execution, vehicle segment assembly, test facilities management, and customer cultivation related to validation and verification of the AVE in a digital model-based environment. Responsibility also extends to leading and coordinating AVE related test and integration activities at our Missile Processing Facility as well as integration and launch preparations at Vandenberg Space Force Base throughout the flight test campaign. 

To succeed in this role the ideal candidate must be comfortable with ambiguity and willing and able to take on the status quo with respect to business processes and program team roles/responsibilities in a tactful and productive manner while defining new innovative ways of doing business and achieving program objectives in an evolving digital landscape.

In this position, the AVE IAT&C IPT Lead will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following focus areas:

Manage and Direct:

Lead and staff a diverse team of engineers and technicians of 50-70 team members or more while executing a baseline schedule and budget with earned value principals.

Plan and Coordinate:

Multiple company system development team deliveries, facilities readiness, test objectives and customers to achieve program objectives including final assembly and qualification of the AVE

System Architecture:
Help lead the design and development of requirements verification decisions within the system architecture in coordination with systems engineering and IPTs

Design Change Impact Assessment:
Ensure that design changes in hardware and software are compatible with existing components and subsystems, particularly for efforts requiring the support of more than one engineering discipline

Multi-disciplinary Interface Management:
Develop comprehensive design and interface requirements and lead the verification effort, ensuring cross-functional communication

Requirements-based Testing:
Ensure program master test plans, integration concepts and integration flows developed by the Integrated Operations Team are constructed in a Test Like You Fly manner and verified

First Flight Item and TLYF Management:
Effectively utilize Systems Engineering products such as First Flight/Reuse and TLYF Assessments early in the system architecture and design phase to identify and mitigate risks

Data Review Management:
Lead the process and review products for formal data review
Hold the engineering teams accountable for objective, efficient and timely review of test data

Risk Management:
Facilitate risk management process and review board in coordination with the AVE Integration and Test Lead

RTCL Management:
Facilitate successful planning and execution of real-time hardware and software in the loop testing in coordination with product IPTs.

May be required to travel up to 25% of the time

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement, and respond vigorously to change.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including: 
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage 
- 401k 
- Educational Assistance 
- Life Insurance 
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions 
- Paid Time Off 
- Health & Wellness Resources 
- Employee Discounts

This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in STEM discipline and 10 years of experience, Master’s degree and 8 years of experience, or 6 years of experience with a PhD supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries.
  • 5 years of previous management experience leading large teams.
  • 6 years of experience with system integration and test principles and test plan development at any level of build (unit, element, segment, etc.)
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with latest investigation completed within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal
  • Model Based System Engineering – Test planning and verification in MBSE, knowledge in CAMEO software
  • Direct experience using the DOORS Requirements Management Database
  • Integration and/or test experience assembling launch vehicles for commercial, government or ICBM applications. 

Salary Range: $17,100 USD - $256,700 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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  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.