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Ground Terminals Product Area Lead

Requisition ID: R10105475

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • LocationLocation: Aurora, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (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.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems 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.

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. #definingpossible

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Ground Terminal Product Area Lead to join our team supporting our Metis program.  The position is based at a facility in Aurora, Colorado.

This role is responsible for achieving Process & Quality expectations for the above products & services

Job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Overall responsibility & technical oversight of a team of 30-40 that provides Design, Development, Integration, Test, Deployment, Operations and Maintenance of Ground Terminal Products & Services
  • Responsible Products include integrated ground terminals, antennas, digital processing hardware/software, and equipment shelters
  • Responsible Services include maintenance of deployed equipment, support to major operational events, and field services overseeing site construction, installation & checkout
  • Overall responsibility for achieving Process & Quality expectations for the above products & services
  • Product Area POC to Business Development, Program Management & Architects during proposal & baselining activities (cost, schedule, staffing estimates) for both new program work, and NCTA/Capital activities that the Product Area supports
  • Responsible for operating within schedule & cost baseline (labor, materials, travel, ODC, IWOs, Subs) allocated to the Product Area by Program Management
  • Provides Communication/Flow-down, Tasking, Schedule, and Staffing to Product Area Leadership & Ground Terminal Product Teams
  • Monitors Product Team Execution, Leads Product Area Issue Response, and report Product Area metrics & status to Program/Product Area Management
  • Provide technical risk assessment and mitigation plans to Program/Project Managers
  • Assess staffing forecast (current & projected), and work with the Product Area & Functional management to fulfill needs.
  • Work with Program/Functional leadership to establish program goals for Ground Terminal Team Leaders, provide performance evaluations, recommend employee rewards and recognition
  • Provide subordinates with career development recommendations, mentoring, discipline as necessary
  • Build & maintain a culture that empowers employees, establishes personal and team accountability, motivates team performance, encourages development, supports innovation, and is inclusive of all geographic locations on the team
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and mentoring to build bench depth and eliminate single point failures

Basic Qualifications

  • 9 Years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s - STEM; 7 Years of relevant experience with a Master’s - STEM; 4 Years of relevant experience with a PhD - STEM. (STEM degree required to be considered**)
  • Must have an Active/Current DoD TS/SCI to be considered**
  • Experience in leadership or management of a large team
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze high-level needs utilizing use cases/scenarios and relate them to the requirements. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing a wide array of senior technical engineers and managers. 
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating with customers to convert customer needs into testable system requirements. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in technical judgment with significant impact to program success. 
  • Experience working as part of an Agile development environment as Product Owner or Architect 
  • Well-versed, skilled, and disciplined in system engineering processes. 
  • Experience with Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA), Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), and Schedule Management  

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

Salary Range: $123,800 USD - $185,800 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.