DevStar Lead Director 1 Roy, UT

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's Space Systems sector is seeking DevStar Lead Director 1 in our Strategic Deterrent Systems (SDS) Division . This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Sentinel program.

Sentinel's software development has a uniquely broad scope spanning flight software, ground control software, and test software with extremely stressing mission assurance and cybersecurity requirements. This development is occurring across multiple national specialty sites and includes Government developers and testers. Orchestrating software development across segments and geographical locations will require attention to detail, vision and innovation to ensure that the software capabilities are developed and integrated as detailed by the Integrated Functional Capability (IFC). Additionally, the DevStar Lead would ensure that tools needed to support Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) are leveraged.

As the Director for Sentinel's DevStar directorate you will be the leader responsible for:

  • Leading a multi-disciplined directorate of approximately 100 engineers

  • Establishing key software pipeline tools and process metrics

  • Deploy common SW CM tools, process, automation for Dev*Ops continuous integration pipeline.

  • Collaborate with various Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to include the Digital Ecosystem

  • General software configuration management and version control

  • Weapon system Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) definition and orchestration/integration IFC work across Sentinel.

  • Key customer interface with the ability to present to senior internal and external (government) leaders.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

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 role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 10 years of progressive engineering experience, or Master's and 8 years of experience.

  • 5+ years of experience formally leading engineering teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal.

  • 3+ years' experience developing software using agile methodologies.

  • 3+ years' experience with EVMS on software development programs

  • Active DoD Secret clearance, investigation must have been completed within last 5 years.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance

  • A Degree in STEM preferred

  • ICBM or complex aerospace systems experience

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience.

  • Prior experience interfacing with prime contractor site leads and USAF leadership personnel.

  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or control account manager.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in achieving results through managing people and understanding and management of internal processes and customer/supplier relationships.

  • Strong understanding and broad application of complex engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations, with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities.

  • Experience in working closely with customers to ensure delivery of systems that meet warfighter needs.

  • Ability to collaborate and achieve consensus when dealing with groups from diverse organizations and backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated experience in making sound decisions in uncertain and difficult situations.

  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic in ensuring engineering meets customer and program expectations in a timely and efficient manner.



Salary Range: $176,200 - $264,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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.

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