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F-35 Program Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10102519

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, 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)
  • 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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Program Manager 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on-site in Redondo Beach, California.

The successful candidate is expected to be capable of managing technical work scope while coordinating across internal teams and external customers in a high-tempo environment. This role will actively work with the F-35 Development Program Manager (PM) and leadership team to integrate, control, and manage program requirements to ensure success of all Block 4 Programs and related activities. You will oversee and manage operational aspects of ongoing development projects and participate in day-to-day decision-making with managers, directors, and customers at various locations.  Regular activities include tracking and reporting of performance and technical progress, identification of staffing/resource needs, and the professional development of assigned staff. Responsibilities include meeting established cost and schedule targets and resolving technical and operational problems. Travel of up to 10% of the time may be required.

Regular responsibilities may include the following:

  • Support the F-35 Development Program Manager with execution of contracts to add new capabilities to the F-35 platform
  • Assist with achieving program financial targets, managing cost, schedule and technical performance of the portfolio
  • Establish milestones and monitor project team adherence to master plans and schedules
  • Assist with customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions to discuss cost, schedule, and performance
  • Facilitate data collection, aggregation, analysis, synthesis and summarized reporting of program activities
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions that meet goals and objectives
  • Coordinate Risk, Issue and Opportunity management
  • Support the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, and budgets

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 9+ years of related professional/military experience with a background in one or more of the following areas: Engineering Management, Program Management, Program Integration Lead, and/or Project Management Lead, OR a Master’s degree AND 7+ years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in one or more of the following areas: Engineering Management, Program Management, Program Integration Lead, and/or Project Management Lead
  • Must have at least 2 years formal Leadership experience in a People Leadership role
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading the development of new technology insertions onto aircraft platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and influence project team relationships
  • Experience of familiarity with aircraft production, supply chain, engineering, and logistics & modernization
  • Software Development experience, including Agile and DevSecOps processes
  • F-35 Program Familiarity
  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program. 

Salary Range: $147,800 USD - $221,800 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.