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Northrop Grumman Director 1, Global Surveillance - Strike Analysis (Redondo Beach, CA; Melbourne, FL; Falls Church, VA) in Redondo Beach, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman's Aeronautics Systems sector has an opening for a Director of Global Surveillance - Strike Analysis to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals within the Strategy and Business Development organization. The preferred locations for this opportunity are Redondo Beach, CA (South Bay); Melbourne, FL, or Falls Church, VA.

The Director of Global Surveillance-Strike Analysis (GSS) will report to the Director of Systems Analysis & Simulation (SA&S), and will be responsible for directing all aspects of the GSS Analysis organization, including staffing, planning, coordinating, and directing applied resources. The GSS director will lead a diverse, multi-discipline team of technical experts and mission analysts focused on developing and executing an integrated modeling, simulation and analysis (MS&A) framework to evaluate the effectiveness of emerging HCE architectures and their ability to survive and endure against advanced threats and near-peer from adversary forces. Analytical results will be used to inform Company strategy, shape future program pursuits and assist in developing discriminating concepts to win new business.

Responsibilities -

  • The GSS Analysis Director will be responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of all GSS analysis and simulation development efforts, as well as analytical support to strategic studies, Contract Research and Development (CRAD) efforts, new business pursuits, and major programs as required.

  • Develops Statements of Work (SOW), establishes cost estimates and analysis milestones, monitors adherence to analysis plans and schedules, identifies execution risks and opportunities, and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources, changing technical approaches, and/or tailoring requirements.

  • Responsible for technical direction and guidance to the work of employees assigned to GSS from supporting engineering, technical and administrative areas. The director will also be required to coordinate with peer mission areas (Air Dominance, Global ISR) to ensure analysis products, tools and data are shared, as well as ensuring strategic level analysis is coordinated across the AS Sector, and other NG Sectors

  • The GSS Analysis Director will enable full-spectrum analysis in support of key business functions, including end-user needs assessment, capability gap analysis, analysis of alternatives, concept refinement, integrated system design analysis, competitive assessment and capture, and program advocacy campaigns.

  • Establishes analytical approaches and design-of-experiment constructs to test, evaluate and assess emerging HCE architectures, system design concepts, evolving Concepts of Operation (CONOPS), new technology development, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.

  • Acts as a primary customer interface for communicating adversary threat impact to mission operations, measures of effectiveness, concepts of operation, and leading program reviews on operational effectiveness with customers.

  • Develops relationships with customers, interfaces with key stakeholders, and develops new business or expands analytical credibility with the customer.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and you model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You develop trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree AND 10 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in one or more of the following areas: designing, modeling, analyzing, and/or developing advanced aerospace systems, related mission payloads, communications, and/or command & control architectures for the Highly Contested Environment (HCE), OR a Master's degree AND 8 years of related professional/military experience that includes a background in one or more of the following: designing, modeling, analyzing, and/or developing advanced aerospace systems, related mission payloads, communications, and/or command & control architectures for the Highly Contested Environment (HCE).

  • Must have at least 3 years' operations analysis experience working air vehicle survivability design approaches, signature-based mission planning, survivability enabling technologies, advanced materials, mission payloads and/or advanced concepts of employment for the highly contested environment.

  • Must have at least 7 years' experience interfacing with Program Managers, Chief Engineers, and/or Senior U.S. Government officials on complex systems, mission payloads, and/or communications systems.

  • Must have at least 3 years' experience with team leadership experience with the ability to cultivate, lead, develop and grow a diverse, multi-discipline team of technical experts to model, analyze and develop physics-based System of Systems mission simulations.

  • Must have an active Top-Secret/SSBI security clearance that is in-scope (granted or renewed within the last 6 years).

  • Must be able to attain and maintain Special Program Access (PAR) and SCI, and willing to submit to a recurring Counter Intelligence polygraph examination.

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time as required by business needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Applied Physics

  • Master's degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Operations Research, or Statistical Analysis

  • Strong working knowledge of, or significant experience with Industry standard, air vehicle survivability and mission analysis tools, and analytical approaches for conducting Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), System of Systems (SoS), Force Composition Trades, Cost-Effectiveness Trades, and Campaign-level study efforts

  • Significant knowledge of and/or experience with air vehicle survivability, mission modeling, mission engineering, and/or mission performance analysis tools, including but not necessarily limited to: SUPPRESSOR, AFSIM, ETHB/RADET, TELLUS/MAF, CAT, MATLAB/Simulink, Python is highly desired

  • Recent military experience in planning or executing joint air combat operations is a plus

  • Strike Program 1 experience highly desired, but not required

  • Strike Program 2 experience highly desired, but not required

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