Northrop Grumman Manager, Programs 3 in Herndon, Virginia

Manager, Programs 3

Requisition ID: 18010348

Location(s): United States-Virginia-Herndon

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

Job Description

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Manager, Programs 3 to provide objective-oriented direction and work assignment to team members utilizing management guidelines & general policies of the US Program Management Office for the NGTS Electronic Sustainment Center of Excellence.

Consider a new role overseeing cross-Sector collaboration, new capability stand up, and international growth. The US-based NGTS Program Management Office (PMO) for the Australian Electronic Sustainment Center of Excellence (ESCE) is seeking an experienced program and/or operations manager to lead efforts to operationalize the ESCE near Sydney, Australia. The ESCE is a $AUD 50M strategic investment by Northrop Grumman to establish an indigenous, local capability for maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) of Northrop Grumman and third-party electronic components to include radars, sensors, communications systems, and self-protection systems. As a leading member of the US PMO, you will serve in an integral role of facilitating the transition of the ESCE from concept to fully functioning organization. The ESCE is a top priority for Northrop Grumman and your efforts will have a lasting impact within the company.


  • Manage project plans and integration of plans across multiple geographically dispersed locations.

  • Identify and manage focus on critical path items.

  • Advise and create solutions to address critical path and other project management challenges and opportunities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or STEM-related field

  • 7 years in program and/or project management to include people leadership

  • Awareness of Northrop Grumman product set and broader defense electronics marketplace

  • Working knowledge of level of repair analysis

  • Experience in cross-functional planning and coordination

  • Familiarity with US export control regulations, technology release process, FMS and DCS sales processes

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an Active US Secret-level clearance (US citizenship required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in MS office tool suite to include MS Project

  • Experience in electronic component sustainment and modernization for radar, sensor, communication and/or self-protection systems

  • Prior relevant experience supporting comparable programs in Australia and/or supporting Australian DoD customers

  • Prior relevant experience support in operations transition to include site activation or product operations stand up

  • Prior relevant experience with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

  • Track record of leading high performance teams

  • Active US Secret-level security clearance

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.

Title: Manager, Programs 3

Location: Virginia-Herndon

Requisition ID: 18010348