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Northrop Grumman GBSD - Guidance Computer Subcontract Management Team (SMT) Lead Manager 3 in Roy, Utah

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 is seeking a Guidance Computer IPT Manager (S03). This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

The Subcontract Management Team Lead's primary responsibilities are to establish and maintain all of the Guidance Computer Subsystem's subcontract operations to execute the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of a subcontract. The particular subcontract of interest involves the fabrication, assembly and test of the Guidance Computer Subsystem, including multiple circuit card assemblies (CCA) into the larger configured item subsystem. Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Enforcement of subcontractor execution of a Statement of Work (SOW) and support of contract modifications as necessary

  • Planning, risk management, and project performance management addressing cost, schedule and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements

  • Responsible to manage subcontractor's performance. Helps to resolve technical and operational problems. Typically accomplishes results through lower level(s) of technical advisement, subject matter experts (SMEs), or focused oversight of subcontractor.

  • Analysis of alternative courses of action. Decisions have risk/reward implications for program or area of influence.

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 positions 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.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or related area (Degrees in Aerospace, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) and 14 years of experience, Master's Degree and 12 years of experience, or 9 years of experience with PhD.

  • Active Secret clearance investigated within the last 6 years

  • 1 year of experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles and application or as a Cost Account Manager (CAM)

  • 2 years of Experience working with a subcontractor in at least a technical advisory role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current or active Top Secret, SCI, and/or Special Access clearance

  • MBA

  • Knowledge of configuration management best practices, scheduling, and cost estimation

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment

  • Ability to maneuver effectively through political situations and to anticipate roadblocks

  • Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team

  • Experience with high-reliability onboard computers, avionics, or other electronic systems

  • Experience leading Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) teams

  • Experience on ICBM or missile programs

  • Experience leading hardware procurement/supply chain operations

  • Experience overseeing subcontracts for performance and accountability

  • Experience applying Agile and/or MBE to a project

  • Strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Prior experience in a Management role, such as Section Manager or IPT Lead

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Job Category : Engineering