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Sentinel (GBSD) AVE OBTE Deputy IPT Lead – Manager 3 – 9298

Requisition ID: R10093854

  • 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, 10% 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 Space Systems is seeking a Deputy IPT Lead (Manager 3) for the Onboard Test Equipment Development (OBTE) IPT within the Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Segment. This position will be located in Roy, UT with occasional travel to other hub locations that will support the Sentinel (GBSD) program.  The Sentinel AVE/Missile OBTE Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead will share accountability for every aspect of day-to-day program execution. The Deputy IPT Lead serves an integral role in cultivating the Customer relationship, actively managing team requirements, and shaping and nurturing program and team culture. The Deputy IPT leads program management office business battle rhythm across the IPT, operations, teaming, and is able to efficiently execute the OBTE statement of work. This position reports directly to the OBTE Director to align strategic priorities and tasking and is granted IPT Lead Delegation of Authority (DOA).

Sentinel OBTE Deputy IPT Lead responsibilities include: 

  • Assist the IPT Lead and acting as the primary delegate for all IPT leadership activities
  • Integrated program performance management (cost, schedule, EVMS, technical execution, risk & opportunity, quality) to deliver on all contract commitments
  • Day-to-day operational, contractual, and programmatic change management across all aspects/phases of the Sentinel Program (EMD, Advanced Procurement, and Production)
  • Coordinate/interface across multiple IPTs to define, develop and integrate the OBTE system
  • Integrated program demand planning (staffing, infrastructure, clearances, etc)
  • Integrated program approach to sub-contract management to strengthen partnerships and drive performance
  • Support to strategic planning and professional development/organization efficiency initiatives
  • Drive technical performance with engineering oversight and insight to successfully develop the OBTE system, including development and delivery of data packages, including CDRL deliverables
  • Help prepare for and execute OBTE CDR and oversee the development and execution of lower-level CDR/IDRs, including sub-contract IDRs
  • Guide OBTE IA&T to support program flight test program
  • Ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers
  • Success in leading and developing cross functional teams
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) discipline from an accredited university and 8 years of related technical experience, or a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline and 6 years of experience.
  • 3+ years in a formal management/leadership role of team or department.
  • 3+ years of experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager.
  • Active Secret US security clearance with reinvestigation within 6 years
  • Ability to obtain special program access

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading engineering development of Onboard Test Equipment (Telemetry Systems, Instrumentation, Flight Termination Systems, Integration & Test, Range Safety Requirements (AF-MAN 91-710), Flight Testing)
  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor integrated product team (IPT) leads and USAF leadership personnel
  • Technical leadership experience, direction and mentoring to other technical employees in the application of scientific principles, tools and techniques to achieve practical end results.
  • Knowledge of configuration management best practices
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment
  • Ability to effectively maneuver through political situation and anticipate roadblocks
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work with minimal direction
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance (w/ Poly) and/or Special Program Access (SAP)Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Salary Range: $151,200 USD - $228,100 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.