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 Sector is seeking an Operations Research Analyst 3/4 focused on assisting our fast-growing business with data-driven and value-added analyses. This individual will preferably work in our Dulles VA or Redondo Beach CA. We may consider other major NG space locations (to include Aurora CO; Linthicum MD; Chandler AZ; Huntsville AL; Roy UT).
Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leading the Sector historical cost and technical database initiative.
Providing objective/results-oriented direction to the team including planning, project performance management, and budgeting.
Coordinating, when necessary, with Northrop Grumman Division, Sector and Corporate Office teams implementing digital transformation initiatives.
Maintaining Division relationships and coordinating cost and technical data collection.
Performing data collection, normalization, and analysis.
Supporting cost studies using company data.
Assisting in maintaining and delivering training.
Supporting and assisting the Sector Manager of Independent Cost Evaluation (ICE) in executing the company-wide ICE process. Participating in the review and approval of Risk Reviews submitted for Sector commitment approval.
Identifying and evaluating proposal risk issues in cost estimates, terms and conditions, and all other business management related functions.
Generating and presenting ICE analyses in support of risk reviews.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
Paid Time Off
Health & Wellness Resources
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.
This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.
Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:
- Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 6+ years of relevant professional experience in Cost Modeling and Data Engineering - OR - a Master's degree in a related discipline with 4+ years of stated experience.
Basic Qualifications for a level 4:
- Bachelor's degree in a related discipline with 10+ years of relevant professional experience in Cost Modeling and Data Engineering - OR - a Master's degree in a related discipline with 8+ years of stated experience.
Additional Basic Qualifications for both levels:
Demonstrated expertise in business management, cost estimating, risk modeling, and government contracts.
Experience in database design, developing, managing and merging databases.
Experience with data visualization and software such as PowerBI and/or Tableau.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating and problem solving with a wide range of people.
Demonstrated ability to support complex operations while collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
Dynamic, self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently.
A flexible approach to work, an understanding of working collaboratively on a team, and the willingness to be an active and supportive member of a cross-functional team.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion.
Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite.
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
A current Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret/ SCI security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.
Data mining and machine learning experience.
Experience performing advanced cost modeling.
Cross-sector experience is desirable.
Relevant experience including exposures in the cost/business management/ops research world, with a strong knowledge of quantitative risk techniques, cost and risk modeling, and government contracts.
Experience in the aerospace industry.
Active/transferable Top Secret/ SCI security clearance.
Salary Range: $82,000 - $142,400
Salary Range 2: $92,400 - $160,600
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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/ .
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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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