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Principal Information Systems Project Manager

Requisition ID: R10095921

  • CategoryCategory: Information Technology
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 25% 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.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal Information Systems Project Manager. This position is in Roy, UT and supports the Sentinel program.  The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services, an organization of highly skilled and diverse individuals responsible for providing information technology solutions and services across Northrop Grumman, and driving superior business performance through a robust, secure, cost-effective IT infrastructure which enables collaboration and strategic business partnering to foster innovation and technology.

The selected candidate will serve as Project Manager and will provide leadership and overall direction to one or more project teams engaged in the design, implementation and modification of IT projects for all project requirements. The selected candidate will also serve as the customer liaison for the project leadership and will manage all scheduling, change management, risk management, and cost management requirements for the assigned projects, while also being responsible for any optimization or other remediation work assigned by management.

Additional roles and responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Manage and track status of projects, metrics, financial budgets, and EACs; manage schedules and prepare status reports; and ensure project remediation and ongoing compliance goals are met. 
  • Create, review, and finalize the project Statement of Work (SOW).
  • Assist the project management leadership team in assessing, documenting, and tracking of all new assigned project requirements.
  • Prepare project execution plans and identify the appropriate technical and business resources required.
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Lead and direct the assigned project team to meet cost, schedule, and technical objectives.
  • Adopt a positive attitude about Agile processes, ensure tasks are flowing from one phase to the next, and facilitate the basics of the process (i.e. transparency, project information is current, impediments are being eliminated).
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of customers life-cycles, standards, and supporting processes and practices.
  • Develop customer relationships and cultivate customer intimacy.

*Candidate must have excellent time management skills.

*The ideal candidate should be able to create key milestone schedules for management to make timely decisions affecting program direction.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3 (Principal):

  • Associate's degree with 9 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of experience, or Master's degree with 5 years of experience.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance with an adjudication or periodic reinvestigation date within the last 5 years; must be able to maintain the required security clearance as a condition of continued employment.
  • Must be able to obtain Special Access Programs (SAP/SAR) within a period of time as determined by customer and/or program requirements; must be able to maintain SAP/SAR as a condition of continue employment.
  • Must have experience with project planning, scheduling and cost performance / Earned Value Management
  • Problem solving skills with integrated team including but not exclusive to the program manager, functional managers, and customers.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have experience in communicating with various levels of leadership.
  • Must have experience leading and managing multiple concurrent and complex project assignments.

Preferred Qualifications for a Level 3 (Principal):

  • Experience with project management tools and presenting project data such as status, risk, and deliverables to key stakeholders.
  • Experience leading and managing IT related projects in an Agile environment. 
  • Experience using tools that support agile processes such as JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework and working as part of an Agile Development (Scrum) team.
  • Experience with Multiple Agile teams in different organizations.
  • PMP Certification.
  • Agile or SCRUM certifications.

Salary Range: $90,400 USD - $135,600 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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.