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Northrop Grumman Mgr Programs 2 - SIGINT Technology Center in Chantilly, Virginia

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Missions Systems sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 2 to support the SIGINT

Technology Center. The SIGINT Technology Center (STC) is where technology and teamwork come together to meet

the unique needs of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. The STC is comprised of multiple mission focused programs with projects ranging from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) SIGINT payload and data link development to OCONUS/CONUS mission/maintenance support. STC tasks include system design, engineering development, system

integration, hands-on build and test, field operations and maintenance, training, and production.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all

technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual

will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development)

through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost,

schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

  • Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of

proposals and business plans

  • Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary

internal and external sub-organizations

  • Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical

performance objectives

  • Measuring and reporting program performance

  • Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

  • Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones,

and key terms and conditions

  • Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

  • Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work

  • Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements

  • Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines

  • Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule

control methodologies and tools

  • Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning

  • Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)

  • Managing suppliers to meet program objectives

  • Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards

  • Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board


  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

As Northrop Grumman grows, so does our need for high-performing managers. To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please feel free to view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video:


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree and 10 years' or Masters and 8 years' experience supporting U.S. Government contracts and


• Top Secret/SCI Clearance required

• Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead,

integrated program team or cost account manager

• Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

• The ability to establish and apply a technical performance baseline to monitor and compare key program technical

performance measures, assess program and product status, and take appropriate action to maintain conformance with

the baseline.

• Consistently makes time to seek and incorporate input from customers and understand their expectations. Demonstrates

commitment and energy to meet customer needs. Builds strong relationships with strategic partners and key suppliers.

Guides program team and support functions on how to take action to satisfy customer expectations

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience supporting USG SOCOM Customers and programs

• Experience supporting and managing teams that regularly deploy to OCONUS locations

• The ability to effectively plan, define, establish, communicate, monitor, and control scope to ensure that all of the work

required and only the work required is performed.

• The ability to address program uncertainty through an organized and analytical forward looking approach that identifies

risks and opportunities, determines appropriate handling plans, and manages, controls, and communicates risks and

opportunities throughout the lifecycle of the program.

• The ability to plan for, identify, estimate, cost, acquire, schedule, and retire resources needed to satisfy program

requirements within organizational constraints.

• The ability to define, document, analyze, trace, prioritize, and confirm requirements throughout the entire program life


• The ability to identify and address program impacts through a systematic, proactive, approach to issue and problem

resolution that identifies, communicates, monitors, and promptly resolves conflicts across all levels of the program.

• The ability to manage communications with stakeholders through organized processes to ensure that program

information is defined, collected, shared, understood, stored and retrieved in a manner that effectively meets program and

stakeholder needs

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.

Job Category : Program Management