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IT Program Manager

Requisition ID: R10052588

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Sunnyvale, 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: 2

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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Services organization is seeking a dynamic, innovative IT Operations Manager in our Sunnyvale, CA (SVL) location. This motivated individual will be responsible for overseeing classified and unclassified IT operations, including Cybersecurity, for multiple programs within the Maritime/Land Systems and Sensors Division, Marine Systems Business Unit (MSBU).

This person will act as the primary point of contact between the Enterprise Services team and assigned MSBU programs. This candidate will also oversee and manage information system solution concept development (proposal phase). Additionally, the candidate will lead the design, development, integration/test and support of information systems and security (post award). This includes managing the priorities and day-to-day activities for IT and Cybersecurity personnel and resources.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall technical quality and performance, budget, and schedule for IT/Cybersecurity content on the assigned programs, ensuring the programs adhere to sound technical processes in IT/Cybersecurity in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards. Additionally, the applicant will lead non-recurring and recurring support activities across multiple programs

  • Coordinate with program leadership, homeroom managers, and end user groups to identify, plan, implement, and sustain IT/Cybersecurity solutions to meet program strategic and tactical objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of IT experience; or a master’s degree and 7 years of IT experience

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a wide range of users ranging from very technical to non-technical.

  • Customer Satisfaction and Continuous Improvement experience

  • Proven IT project management experience and demonstrated leadership skills, including planning, scheduling, workload forecasting and proposal development.

  • Must be a US Citizen and be eligible for a Secret level clearance following hire.

  • Must be able to work full time in Sunnyvale, California.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or a master’s degree, in Information Systems, Systems Engineering, or Network Engineering (or similar STEM related discipline) is preferred.

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a Project Manager with knowledge in cost, budgets, and schedules

  • Familiarity with the MSBU business, government customers, and programs is a plus.

  • Experience or familiarity with computer aided manufacturing equipment is a plus

  • Previous Enterprise Services Program Manager experience.

  • Experience with Agile based practices and Lean Six Sigma methodology.

  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement concepts, processes, and tools.

  • Results-oriented team player, with the ability to handle a rapidly changing set of projects and priorities while maintaining a strong professional presence.

  • Customer-focused with proven leadership and excellent communication skills with ability to drive cross functional teams to action when working in a matrix organization. 

  • Self-starter who works quickly and effectively, can get up to speed with program processes quickly and enjoys a fast paced, dynamic environment. 

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and ability to effectively challenge the status quo while providing innovative solutions to complex IT requirements Program Management

  • Active Secret Level clearance


Salary Range: $125,800 USD - $188,600 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.