Sentinel Command and Launch (C&L) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) IFC 3.0 Milestone Planning Manager 3 (C3SS) (11732)Roy, UT

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Command and Launch (C&L) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) IFC 3.0 Milestone Planning Manager 3 . This leadership role will support the Sentinel program. This position is located in Roy, UT, Huntsville, AL, Colorado Springs, CO or Bellevue, NE .

What You'll Get To Do

As a Manager of the Milestone Planning team, you will be responsible for leading systems engineering execution as the main focal point for C&L program leadership and product team integration into the IFC 3.0 / FFT program milestone, which demonstrates system design and performance during the EMD contract. At a minimum, you will be responsible for the oversight and on-schedule development of the C&L integrated functional capability architecture model, use cases, requirements, and performance analysis necessary for major milestone demonstration event success. You will lead the implementation of the processes dictating requirements, analysis, architecture, and verification alignment to major program milestones. You will work with both the Program and C&L Product Development Teams to develop and mature systems engineering content and artifacts using Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and methods.

Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Act as the C&L liaison for the major program event (MPE)

  • Ensure major projects, program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated

  • Develop metrics to track technical development progress to meeting major program milestones

  • Track plans and schedules, perform risk analysis, and resolve critical path challenges

  • Ensure program team understands and adheres to contract scope and manages change through control board activities.

  • Responsible for the management, oversight and reporting of budget and schedule for IFC 3.0

  • Coordinate and communicate technical execution and risks/mitigation to cross-discipline teams, government customers, and program leadership

  • Ensure the successful execution of technical reviews and readiness for IFC 3.0

  • Develop and adhere to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

  • Develop and adhere to master plans and schedules

  • Conduct thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation, and realization

Position Benefits

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.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and 8 years of related experience or Masters in STEM and 6 years of related experience

  • At least 3 years formal management experience

  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance

  • Must be able to be successfully screened for Enhanced Security Clearances

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active Secret/Top Secret clearance with investigation in the last 6 years

  • Experience leading interdisciplinary major program event efforts on defense or aerospace programs

  • A minimum of 3 years of related experience leading a team of Systems Engineers

  • Ability to lead a team of approximately 5-10 engineers

  • Strong Systems Engineering skills (3+ years)

  • Experience in milestone planning and execution to completion (e.g. Critical Design Reviews, Test Readiness Reviews, etc.)

  • Experience with requirement development and management

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to brief Segment, Program, and Customer leadership

  • Experience working across multiple functional organizations (Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Field Operations, etc.)

  • Experience in Control Account Management (CAM)

  • Experience in technical leadership, systems engineering, program management, and design integration

  • Experience with ICBM programs

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

  • Extensive MBSE experience (3+ years)

  • Extensive experience with MBSE Tools such as Cameo, DOORS, Rhapsody (3+ years)

  • Active Sentinel special access clearance (PAR)

  • Experience with Agile Development

  • 1 or more years experience as a team lead and in team development

  • Experience with DoDAF standards and methods

  • Experience with complex system development on large programs

  • Proven performance as an Engineering Leader in all phases of acquisition, design, integration, and execution. Candidate will require ability to rapidly assess and lend guidance to projects assigned to the organizational group as well as demonstrated mentoring and guidance to engineers.


Salary Range: $156,000 - $258,700

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.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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