Manager Programs 3Aurora, CO

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems Payload and Ground Division (PGSD), Ground Enterprise Operating Unit (GESOU) is seeking a Mission Software and Enabling Products Agile Release Train (ART) Manager for the New Moon program to direct all infrastructure/database and software development in a large agile development organization.

As the selected New Moon Mission Software and Enabling Products ART Manager, you will provide the leadership necessary to develop, integrate, and deliver products for complex ground mission data processing capabilities to globally distributed operation sites. You will help manage and set objectives and priorities for multiple IPTs that combine to form a multidisciplinary team of over 100 dedicated, diverse professionals consisting of NG and subcontractor personnel from multiple partners. Your leadership will be instrumental in ensuring NG and the New Moon program delivers on our contractual commitments, provides the best mission solutions possible, and provides effective and engaged leadership to the Mission Software and Enabling Products organization. You are responsible for working with program leadership and our supporting functional teams to ensure appropriate staffing, resources, processes, tools, training, etc. are provided to support successful execution of your organization. This position will report directly to the New Moon Program Director. The new Moon program is located in Aurora, Colorado and has team members in several locations across the country.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the cost, schedule and technical performance of the Mission Software and Enabling Products organization across multiple simultaneous projects and phases (e.g., conceptual design through delivery and installation of fully integrated mission data processing systems).

  • Advance program objectives by building and maintaining trusted relationships with program and customer leadership along with other stakeholders and by engaging in forums related to New Moon products.

  • Establish IPT priorities, schedules, and monitor adherence to program schedules and objectives to ensure solid increment planning and execution along with high-confidence roadmap plans that deliver required capabilities consistent with customer needs.

  • Ensure effective identification and management of issues, risks and opportunities. Drive issues and decisions to closure considering competing points of view, constraints, customer/stakeholder priorities and program strategic objectives.

  • Leverage the New Moon program mission, architecture, and software development expertise to provide forward-thinking solutions that conform to customer constraints (funding, capabilities of related systems, etc.).

  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated team in a complex, geographically disperse, partner-rich, and dynamic environment.

  • Act as primary program contact for infrastructure and mission software products, and work with program leadership to monitor and address cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Effectively coordinate and collaborate with program and NG functional leadership to ensure required staffing, processes and infrastructure are available to efficiently execute program objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline from an accredited university with 15 years of combined work experience relevant to technical, functional, project management or major IPT leadership supporting DoD, Intelligence Community, or other Federal Government Systems

  • 8 years of organizational management or major IPT leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex software development activities comprised of multiple teams and engineering disciplines

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with and willingness to work in a secure environment.

  • Leadership experience building effective and engaged multi-discipline teams.

  • TS/SCI clearance w/SSBI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading large agile software development efforts

  • Experience developing data processing software systems in the defense industry

  • Demonstrated depth of experience in System Engineering and/or Software Development

  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills

  • Effective dealing with personnel issues

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

Salary Range: $172,500 - $258,700

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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