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Agile Hardware IPT Lead

Requisition ID: R10094347

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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) is looking for you to lead our customer facing Agile Hardware (AHW) Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead in Huntsville, AL. Join our Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System team to integrate disparate radars and weapons to construct a far more effective IAMD enterprise. IBCS delivers a single integrated air picture with unprecedented accuracy and broadens surveillance and protection areas.

, In this role you will direct and manage a diverse set of Agile teams and support teams focused on implementing new IBCS hardware designs, and capability enhancements. These teams use agile Kanban methods to provide logistics, HW engineering, test, and systems engineering products, and ultimately delivering engineering change proposals to the customer for approval and incorporation into the IBCS system. The team is responsible for developing, prototyping, and integration of these solutions into the IBCS technical baseline and collaborating with the global supply organization and production teams to assure on-time delivery of new capabilities on an active production line.  

The selected candidate will provide support to the customer through weekly reporting and collaboration meetings. Candidate will be internally accountable to program leadership for cost and schedule in their role as control account manager (CAM) and have responsibility to align the AHW team with program-wide initiatives. AHW IPT lead will oversee the development and execution of technical reviews, configuration control and engineering review boards, and partner with program and government customer lead representatives to achieve efficient, effective, and innovative engineering solutions.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide the management and technical direction the IBCS AHW IPT
  • Execute control account manager duties ensuring compliance with EV reporting
  • Manage and lead cross-functional teams of high-performing engineers developing advanced systems designs and concepts
  • Direct Team leads to ensure program objectives, technical requirements, and schedule are met
  • Interfacing with the design and implementation engineers’ architects and government representatives to ensure that robust and compliant designs are developed
  • Provide the management and technical direction for a high visibility program
  • Working with the Agile Teams to ensure that the overall system implementation meets the requirements for performance.
  • Participate in PI planning with SW counterparts to synchronize efforts program efforts

Basic Qualifications:

  • 14 years with Bachelor of Science; 12 years with master’s degree; 9 years with PhD
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and collaboration skills
  • Control Account Management (CAM) experience
  • Organizational skills; Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) experience
  • Thorough understanding of the Hardware Development cycle.
  • Ability to understand the impact of technical data to the system
  • Ability to be firm but tactful during difficult situations with team members, management, and customers
  • Experience interviewing potential staff members
  • Thorough understanding of classified network protocols
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Demonstrated technical and leadership skills, demonstrating decisiveness and ability to make sound technical judgements with limited information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience engineering and/or integrating software components and technologies relative to Weapon Systems, Sensors, C2 Systems and/or networks in large, distributed military (US/NATO) operational environments
  • Customer and upper management presentation skills
  • Experience in aerial defense weapon systems and/or network engineering in a large, distributed environment with emphasis on military (US/NATO) operations
  • IBCS knowledge
  • FMS experience
  • Thorough understanding of the Hardware Development cycle within an Agile Environment
  • Extensive knowledge of Integrated Air and Missile Defense systems
  • Sensor and effector domain knowledge as it relates to battle management systems

Salary Range: $147,000 USD - $221,000 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.