COAST SEIT Deputy IPT (Space Systems) Redondo Beach, CA

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.

Position Description:

The COAST SEIT Deputy IPT Lead will be responsible for providing technical and operational support to the COAST SEIT IPT for every aspect of day-to-day program execution. The individual will have responsibility for helping lead a multi-discipline engineering team and help guide all program activities related to design, development, testing, and delivery of the IPT technical products as it relates to contractual cost, schedule, and performance commitments. The Deputy IPT Lead serves an integral role in cultivating the Customer relationship, actively managing team requirements, and shaping and nurturing program and team culture. The position requires a high degree of collaboration skills with the ability to provide insight into the status of multiple efforts at various levels of leadership.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Assist the IPT Lead and acting as the primary delegate for all IPT leadership activities

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the sub IPT leaders and program team (to include strategy development, coaching team members, resolving conflict, and optimizing team level performance)

  • Provide leadership and review of proposal efforts (e.g., BPEs, CROMs, ECPs)

  • Coordinate/interface across multiple IPTs to define, develop, test updates and upgrades to the system

  • Schedule management of COAST SI organization, including forecast monitoring, variance explanations, and cost/schedule lien evaluation and preparation

  • Development and adherence to master plans and schedules

  • Integrated program demand planning (staffing, clearances, etc.)

  • Manage risk, issues, and opportunity processes. Identify potential risks and opportunities that could impact program performance and take proactive action to resolve issues regarding cost and schedule

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customer counterparts

  • Communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings at technical and program reviews and boards

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

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of Ground system processes and procedures

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9+ years of engineering experience (7+ with a MS, 5+ with a PhD)

  • Understanding of systems engineering and systems integration principles and processes

  • Experience managing projects

  • Experience as an ECP (Engineering Change Proposal) Lead

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

  • Active DoD Top Secret/SSBI clearance and/or active SCI access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ground segment experience

  • Familiarity with Cyber Systems Engineering

  • Experience with Risk and Opportunity processes

  • Strong leadership and team management skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Ability to resolve conflict and negotiate with positive outcome while maintaining good relationships with customers

Salary Range: $129,700 - $194,500

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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