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Manager Programs 2 – Advanced Land Sensors OU

Requisition ID: R10103334

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Baltimore, MD, 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
  • 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 Mission System (NGMS) sector is seeking a Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the Advanced Land Sensors Operating Unit (OU) in Baltimore, MD. This manager will lead a cross-functional organization to develop advanced capabilities for the OU.  You will be responsible for profitable execution of programs that meet schedule and customer requirements.  Our ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical expertise and collaborative people skills with the proven ability to work within a technically dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced and strategically important operating unit.  


  • Directs and owns all phases of programs from inception through completion, executing assigned programs in coordination with project engineers, operations, contracts, and financial personnel in project execution.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs, including periodic estimates at completion (EACs).
  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program gate review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Effectively communicate progress to customers, senior leadership and companywide audiences.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contracts and contract change management.
  • Establishes program milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules.
  • Identifies program problems and determines solutions, including the creation and execution of return-to-green (RTG) plans.
  • Establishes and manages program risks and opportunities.
  • Coordinates the preparation of proposals, capture plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • Develops new business or expands the product line with the customer.
  • Coordinates staffing resource and facility needs with functional areas for programs within their program portfolio.
  • Provide for an open and collaborative relationship with customers, subcontractors, business unit leadership, and within related division and sector interests.
  • Works closely with leadership to ensure full compliance with Division, Corporate, and Government policies.
  • Operates in Special Access Program environments while adhering to all security plans and procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years, Master's and 6+ years, or a PhD and 3+ years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in project/program management.
  • Strong technical program management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience supporting DoD Cost-Plus and Fixed-Price contracts.
  • Familiarization with processes and procedure for operating in a SAP environment.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM).
  • US Citizenship with an Active DOD Secret Clearance and the ability to attain and maintain a Special Access Programs (SAP) clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Radar Programs.
  • Familiarization with Anti-Tamper technology.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification.
  • Knowledge of Northrop Grumman internal processes, procedures, and organization.
  • Operating a Development Program on a Prime contract.
  • Subcontract management experience.

Salary Range: $141,100 USD - $211,700 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.