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Configuration Analysis Manager 2

Requisition ID: R10107502

  • CategoryCategory: Technical Support
  • Location Location: Devens, MA, USA   |  East Hartford, CT, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top 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.

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Unit, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications.

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Reporting to the AOX Engineering Director, the Configuration Manager (CM) will be responsible for the management of configuration items, documentation, policy/process, training, change management and policy enforcement.  The CM will also be the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system administrator who will help facilitate the transition the organization’s configuration data, policies and procedures to a modern PLM system.  The CM will be the focal point for all configuration control activities related to hardware and software configuration items and documentation which requires collaboration with customers, program management, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, suppliers and other partners. 

This position can be located in Devens, MA, or East Hartford, CT.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of hardware, software and system configuration management processes and procedures in development, production and sustainment environments

  • Serves as local Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Change Management, Configuration and Release Management for supporting external requests, data calls, and Contract Deliverables (CDRL) reporting to the Program Office.

  • Provide configuration and change management procedure guidance and training

  • Use of configuration management tools to store, track, and manage configuration items

  • Implement/Maintain hardware and software version control processes, policies and procedures

  • Reviews documentation in release cycle for completeness, proper authorizations, system impacts and class designation

  • Develops configuration and change management policies

  • Develops program specific configuration management plans that meets contractual requirements

  • Responsible for Class I / Class II Change Control

  • Performs configuration audits on established product baselines to include PCA and FCA’s

  • Support product, process, and CM database audits in accordance with customer and corporate requirements to maintain AS9100 compliance

  • Estimate Configuration Management costs for programs and proposals

  • Coordinate with Project Management, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing to ensure CM is being executed in accordance with CM policies and procedures

  • Maintain and report on department metrics

  • Function as Configuration Control Board Chairperson

  • PLM system implementation and administration

  • Lead configuration data transition from legacy to modern PLM system

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 12 years of experience (9 years minimum in Configuration Management or Document Management role)

  • Experience implementing or transitioning PLM systems

  • Knowledge of EIA-649B and MIL-STD-973 Configuration Management Principles as they apply to both Hardware and Software

  • Experience with Adobe Pro, Confluence as well as the Microsoft Office Suite of Programs to include MS Project and Visio (or similar)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills and verbal/written communication skills.

  • Understands configuration management software

  • Direct experience managing hardware and software configuration items and documentation

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with JIRA

  • Teamcenter

  • Active Top Secret clearance

Physical Demands
  • Domestic travel between Devens and East Hartford 20-40% of the time

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and light physical effort required


This position reports to Devens, MA, USA, however, this position can also be worked from East Hartford, CT, CT, USA.

Salary Range: $122,200 USD - $183,400 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.