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Manager Programs 2

Requisition ID: R10112212

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, 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
  • 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.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Program Manager in the fast-growing Payloads and Ground Systems (PGS) Division.  The Program Manager will provide execution management for a SATCOM Ground Segment. This person is responsible for leading a ground integrated product team (IPT) to deliver a ground segment to the prime utilizing an Agile and MBSE development process.  This role also includes direct interface to the customer and program stakeholders as well as communication to executive management. Additional responsibilities include support to the capture of the next phase of the program.          

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage cost, schedule, and technical performance across all remaining program phases.  Review and approval of all key decisions that affect the cost/schedule/technical baseline. 

  • Advance program and NG strategic objectives by building and maintaining trusted relationships with customers and other stakeholders and by engaging in internal and customer forums related to the program’s roles in the broader end-to-end Enterprise.

  • Preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of the contract. For changes affecting scope, lead these efforts and ensure appropriate executive reviews and sign-off.

  • Establish, manage, and track milestones, product roadmaps, inter- and intra-program dependencies, and ensure adherence to master plans and schedules.

  • Ensure effective identification and management of issues, risks and opportunities across the program. Drive issues to closure and make informed, timely decisions based on competing points of view, constraints, customer/stakeholder priorities and company strategic objectives.

  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated team in a complex, geographically dispersed, and dynamic environment.

  • Effectively coordinate and collaborate with functional and P&L leadership to ensure required staffing, processes, tools, training, infrastructure, etc. are provided to support successful project execution.  

  • As a senior leader, support color teams or other independent reviews when requested (consistent with program commitments).

  • Provide leadership support to program and OU engagement and DE&I initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, or related fields

  • 8 years of combined work experience relevant to technical, functional, program management or major IPT leadership; 3 years of management experience

  • Qualified candidates must have a background in Systems Development, Fielding and Support and/or large-scale enterprise systems engineering and integration to include proven experience in software development and systems engineering, integration, and test.

    • Current/active Secret clearance, and the ability to obtain/maintain a TS/SCI clearance

    • Demonstrated ability to create trusted customer relationships

    • Ability to lead complex and geographically dispersed program teams comprised of engineering, business, contracts, law, supply chain, and mission/quality assurance

    • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitments

    • Experience with MBSE and Agile methodology, preferably in a lead role

    • Proficiency in earned value management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical/leadership experience with Protected MILSATCOM enterprise

  • Experience with satellite Ground Segment architecture and capabilities

  • Proven experience running Agile Earned Value Program

    • Experience with Jira and Confluence tools

    • Demonstrated conflict management, personnel management, and negotiation skills

    • Proven ability to effectively work across multiple organizations to form teams, gain internal support, act with speed, and make tough decisions

  • Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills

  • Practitioner of NG’s business acquisition process

  • Proposal preparation and leadership experience

  • Master in a related technical field and/or Master of Business Administration

  • TS/SCI Clearance

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.