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Manager, Information Technology 3

Requisition ID: R10098322

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking 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.

The Space Systems Chief Information Office (CIO) PMO is seeking a Senior Program Manager in support of the Launch and Missile Defense Systems (LMDS) Launch Vehicles (LV) Business in Chandler, AZ. The successful candidate will have responsibility to support all CIO services to the business unit to include oversight of operations and maintenance of existing systems and well as executing projects to stand up new capabilities.  This manager will be the primary interface between the LV Business Unit Leadership and the CIO Support team.


The Senior Program Manager leads all aspects of implementing innovative information technology (IT) solutions that deliver value and enable LMDS LV strategic business initiatives. This includes leading all IT strategic planning and implementations, as well as day-to-day IT activity across the business unit. In addition, the ESPM, in coordination with the CIO service lines is accountable for the delivery of all services that CIO provides, including Service Center Operations and Cyber Security.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Lead team of Program Managers delivering solutions to LV
  • Execute CIO strategy and operational activities including service delivery, technical requirements gathering, build versus buy analysis, infrastructure solutions and project execution.
  • Act as the CIO ambassador to program leadership, functional organizations, and site employees and advocate to represent program requirements and concerns to the Space Systems CIO PMO management.
  • Effectively interact with members of the CIO, Classified IT, and Business leadership teams to optimize strategies to support goals and objectives, including managing budget and costs
  • Oversee proposal development, staffing plan development, product and service acquisition and delivery, teaming relationships and communication activities, thereby ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate testing and acceptance of CIO initiatives, pre-production and support user training, and on-going feedback
  • Monitor customer satisfaction with service delivery and engage CIO resources to assist as required to meet and exceed CIO and Global Operations service level objectives.
  • Develop strong/empowered relationships with cross functional sector groups. Drive and influence simplification improvements while understanding business partner/program business objectives and needs.
  • Escalate service actions and associated delivery priorities as required.
  • Identify systemic technical and service delivery challenges and then coordinate solutions with CIO functional representatives; engage constructively to identify solutions.
  • Develop, present, and obtain approvals for CIO budgets, project plans, and functional/business unit initiatives.
  • Deliver leadership, peer engagement, and highly effective collaboration across the Space Systems CIO PMO supporting Space Systems sector, Division and CIO enterprise initiatives and projects.     


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 15 years of related experience OR a Master's Degree with 13 years of related experience.
  • At least 3 years of people management experience or program management experience
  • At least 2 years of experience with LV programs, operations, information systems, and facilities
  • Must have a Secret Collateral Security Clearance
  • Must have experience with project management, cost, budgets, and scheduling.
  • Must have familiarity with technical solutions, infrastructure implementations, process/project documentation, and/or liaison interfacings for large enterprise organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to pro-actively identify issues and solutions to those issues and drive issues rapidly to closure.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel to Colorado up to 10% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad background in IT Infrastructure, business applications, and operations.
  • Ability to perform risk and opportunity analysis and prepare detail cost and technical proposals.
  • Experience developing long range technology strategy.

Salary Range: $138,400 USD - $207,600 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.