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System Test Support Director

Requisition ID: R10095271

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, 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, 25% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.   

Northrop Grumman is seeking a senior leader to lead the System Test Support organization. This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel System Test Team (STT)

What you will get to do:

This position will be responsible for the Launch Support System (LSS) development and integration, system level test data and instrumentation development, analysis and operations, test network development and administration, as well has horizontal support within the program test community. The selected individual will be expected to provide vision to the work scopes below to meet customer SOW requirements and company objectives, within budget and schedule constraints. 

Specific areas of responsibility are:

  • Launch Support System requirements, development, integration, and operation
  • Test Data Management Plan development and implementation
  • Test Network development and administration for Test products
  • Special Test equipment development to support unique test events
  • Development and Operations of the Maintenance Integration Facility (MIF) at HAFB, UT
  • Development and Operations of the Strategic Missile Test and Production Center at Promontory, UT to support Ground and Flight Test

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Manage a cross functional senior leadership team, and an organization including systems engineers, test engineers, instrumentation engineers, networking engineers, software engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, among others.
  • Operate and lead in fast paced environment, effectively managing prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Strong time management and project management skills and a proven record of meeting very aggressive schedules
  • Interact with the customer and program leadership to define and maintain the technical baseline.
  • Effectively communicate and present to program management, other technical leaders, technical peers and customers
  • Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Cost and Schedule Management - Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Supplier Management
  • Change and Configuration Management – Technical Review Boards, Configuration Control Boards
  • Issues Management
  • Affordability Initiatives
  • Long Range Strategic Planning
  • Proposal and Capture Activities
  • Major Design Reviews – presentations, exhibits, demos, formal customer CDRL deliveries
  • Lifecycle Cost Management

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and with at least 10 years of experience in IPT and/or program management supporting US Government contracts and customers; or Masters of Science in a STEM discipline from an accredited university and with at least 8 years of experience in IPT and/or program management supporting US Government contracts and customers.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance with completed investigation within the last 6 years, with the ability to obtain a program SAP clearance
  • 5 years of direct experience leading large teams, projects or programs to successful goal attainment.
  • Experience in program execution and demonstrated ability to meet program technical, cost, and schedule milestones.
  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to deliver effective communication verbally, written, and through well-crafted presentations across all levels of an organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Systems Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • Experience in requirements verification and test planning in an MBSE environment
  • Prior experience in system level testing environments and test execution efforts
  • Experience with risk, issue, and opportunity management
  • Earned Value Management Experience (EVMS) experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex programs comprised of engineering, business, contracts, law, supply chain, production, and mission/quality assurance disciplines.
  • Proven ability to lead a high performing team with evidence of being able to create an inclusive work environment that attracts, retains, and inspires diverse and engaged teams.

Salary Range: $160,400 USD - $240,600 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

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.