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Manager Programs 3 Deputy Chief” Glide Phase Interceptor”

Requisition ID: R10095216

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Chandler, AZ, 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector is looking for a Deputy Chief Engineer for Glide Phase Interceptor (GPI). This leadership role is located in Chandler, Arizona. The Deputy provides leadership to ensure successful development and integration of a multi-stage booster propulsion system with the interceptor, development of avionics, All Up Round testing, lead Flight Test activities, as well as integration of the key interceptor guidance & control, software, and sensor technologies into the overall system, the associated kill-chain, and the models and simulations used to inform design and predict performance.



·         Driving technical execution in support of major program events

·         Collaborating within the Office of the Chief Engineer to deliver exceptional customer value

·         Focusing horizontally on resolving high-level Systems challenges

·         Driving technical execution with an emphasis on GPI development and integration

·         Ensuring execution of overall technical plan within the Integrated Master Schedule

·         Driving technical rigor into technical interchange meetings with GPI partners

·         Advising program technical leadership on program, schedule, and technical matters

Basic Qualifications:

·         Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline or related technical field and 9 years of systems engineering experience OR a Master’s degree in an engineering discipline or related technical field and 7 years of systems engineering experience.

·         Technical leadership experience including total lifecycle, integrated product-team, and Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) leadership.

·         Experience in developing avionics, rocket motor and missile airframes

·         Experience developing planning, training, and technical briefings for wide ranging audiences including technician, engineer, sub-contractor, client, executive leadership.

·         U.S. Citizenship is required

·         Interim or Active Secret Security Clearance is required

·         Ability to travel is required.

·         Ability to work on location.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Engineering degree plus 14 years of experience is preferred; Master degree plus 12 years of experience is preferred

·         Broad systems development experience to include first-article concept development and operational deployment of new systems.

·         Robust understanding of both the development, operations, and sustainment of missile systems and their interactions with the Aegis Weapons System.

·         Prior experience in leadership as the prime contractor directing and coordinating execution of multiple sub-contractors toward an integrated solution.

·         Experience designing and executing cross-functional trade studies using requirements-based criteria assessments.

Salary Range: $152,100 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.