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SDS- Director Programs 2, Sentinel Deputy Program Manager

Requisition ID: R10085144

  • CategoryCategory: Program Management
  • LocationLocation: Roy, UT, 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, 25% 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems seeks to fill the Sentinel Deputy Program Manager role, Director Programs 2, based out of our Roy, UT location.

Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Sentinel program in September 2020. A program of mega-project scale, competitive flexibility and digital transformation are key to delivering a weapon system that will continue to evolve to outpace the threat and achieve and be affordably maintained and sustained over the expected 75+ year life. The Sentinel program modernizes nearly every facet of the land leg of the nuclear triad, including:

  • Developing a new intercontinental ballistic missile, including guidance, three stages of propulsion, and a reentry vehicle, and building 600+ missiles (400 deployed + spares for testing)
  • Completely refurbishing 450 buried launch facilities (silos) spread across ~30,000 square miles in five different states
  • Developing, building, and populating launch control centers, similar to heritage missile alert facilities, in the different missile wings
  • Fielding new communications infrastructure and building/consolidating hundreds of support facilities, including for security, training, maintenance, and testing

The Sentinel Deputy Program Manager (DPM) will have accountability for every aspect of day-to-day program execution. The DPM serves an integral role in cultivating the Customer relationship and shaping and nurturing program culture. The DPM leads program management office business battle rhythm across program segments, operations, and functions and will effectively integrate program demand signals to partner with Strategic Deterrent Systems Division (SDSD) functional leadership to ensure required staffing, processes and infrastructure are available to efficiently execute the contract. The Sentinel DPM works closely with the PM to align strategic priorities and tactical tasking and maintains situational awareness of the program and related interests and is granted Sentinel Program Manager Delegation of Authority (DOA). This position reports to the Sentinel vice president Program Manager (PM).

Sentinel Deputy Program Manager responsibilities include:  

  • Integrated program performance management (cost, schedule, technical, risk & opportunity, quality) to deliver on all contract and AOP/LRSP commitments
  • Day to day contractual and programmatic change management across all aspects of the Sentinel Program (EMD, Advanced Procurement, and Production)
  • Integrated program demand planning (staffing, infrastructure, clearances, etc)
  • Integrated program approach to supplier management to strengthen partnerships and drive performance
  • Support to strategic planning and professional development / organization efficiency initiatives
  • Support to profitability reporting and investment planning and execution

A successful candidate in this role will demonstrate:

  • Ability to create and maintain trusted relationships with internal and external customers
  • Success in leading and developing cross functional teams
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:  
• Medical, Dental & Vision coverage  
• 401k  
• Educational Assistance  
• Life Insurance  
• Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions   
• Paid Time Off   
• Health & Wellness Resources   
• Employee Discounts  


This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.   

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 12 years’ experience (or 10 years with a Masters) in defense or aerospace systems and/or management in development or production projects
  • 3+ years leading and/or managing teams on complex projects
  • 3+ years’ experience in managing programs or subcontracts in excess of $50M, inclusive of cost-type contracts
  • 3+ years experience working with capture teams in developing and submitting competitive and compliant major proposals, including teaming strategies and complex subcontracting strategies
  • Must have an active and current DoD Secret clearance and be SAP clearable
  • Ability to travel domestically, up to 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS Engineering or MBA
  • Experience with related to ICBM technologies and products
  • Leadership experience with new start activities and establishing effective change management processes  
  • IPT / PM experience across multiple phases of the program lifecycle
  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make tough decisions
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret clearance and additional SAP accesses

Salary Range: $211,500 USD - $317,300 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.