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Staff Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead

Requisition ID: R10111994

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Woodland Hills, CA, 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: No
  • 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.

The Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter.  Come be a part of our mission!

As Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead, the candidate will be responsible for:

Providing guidance to employees in various engineering functional roles focused on executing a defined engineering product development effort. You will set and operate to objectives including cost, schedule, and technical performance of products. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with other engineering and operations departments at the Woodland Hills campus.  Additionally, the candidates must collaborate with program management, mission assurance, and supply chain to resolve complex issues in a timely and efficient manner to meet program commitments. The product is an inertial measurement and navigation system. This role is on-site in Woodland Hills, CA.

The selected candidate will be responsible for IPT leadership of a team of technical individuals whose mission is to develop advanced inertial navigation systems. The IPT lead will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing the engineering design, development, test and integration of hardware and software products/subsystems.
  • Owning the overall technical quality and performance for the engineering content of the assigned scope of work.
  • Ensuring that the engineering team is adhering to sound engineering processes in the development, production, test, and sustainment in accordance with company policies, procedures, and quality standards.
  • Serving as the interface to the Program Manager, SEIT Lead, Chief Engineer, and other IPT leads to coordinate IPT technical and programmatic status and issues.
  • Serving as the interface to the Engineering Discipline/Department Managers to coordinate staffing requirements and ensure proper skill mix to support IPT activities.
  • Project planning utilizing a resource loaded IMS and aligning to overall program milestones.
  • Meeting cost account budget, schedule, and technical performance for scope of work as assigned. Coordinating with cost account manager and understanding of EVMS.
  • Managing scope and aligning to contract and statement of work requirements.
  • Forming tiger teams to address issues with disciplined root cause and corrective actions.
  • Risk management, mitigations, and interface with risk boards.
  • Resource plans and forecasting. Product roadmaps.
  • Presentations to technical review boards.
  • Communication and status reporting to program leadership and management.

Minimal travel is expected. 

Basic Qualifications

  • 14 years of Engineering experience with a Bachelors of Science in a STEM discipline; 12 years of Engineering experience with Masters; 9 Years with a PhD
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in a systems engineering, integration, and/or test environment. 
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with experience and training in Earned Value Management.  
  • Experience in all aspects of the engineering process, from requirements analysis through verification testing. 
  • Experience with Quantifiable Backup Data (QBD), waterfall, and/or Agile development processes.
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management, Configuration Management, and Model Based Engineering environments. 
  • Experience in presenting to various levels of leadership.
  • Experience in proposal and new business capture conforming to the FAR and DFAR including bidding. 
  • Prior team leadership in DoD programs.
  • Proficiency in technical problem solving, to include decomposition, root cause analysis, solution development, implementation, and monitoring.  
  • Proven, effective planning, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Must possess an active DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant technical or management specialty. 
  • Familiarity with Navigation Systems.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Knowledge of/experience in transforming legacy processes to more efficient, streamlined, digital capabilities.
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, Doors, Cameo and other project management toolsets.
  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance.

Salary Range: $161,000 USD - $241,400 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.