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Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Manager - Deputy OPIR Product Lead in Schriever AFB, Colorado

At Northrop Grumman, we develop cutting-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery. 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 continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

No matter the assignment, Northrop Grumman is committed to being a leader in Cyber, Logistics and Modernization, Autonomous Systems, C4ISR, and Strike. For us, it's about more than just performing. It means realizing the values that define us: responsibility, trust, integrity and protecting freedom worldwide. These values inspire and unite our people- who make everything we do possible.

This position is for a Deputy Product Line Lead to support the Overhead Persistent InfraRed (OPIR) Organization on the SWDC program at Schriever AFB, CO. The Deputy OPIR Product Lead will assist in guiding a team of 40+ operators, software developers, analysts, system administrators, and cybersecurity engineers in the planning, preparation, execution and analysis of Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Ground Tests and Flight Tests.

Primary duties include: technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk assessment, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total OPIR systems. Analyses are performed at all levels to include: concept, design, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and post-test results. The selected candidate shall ensure OPIR programmatic status and performance is clearly communicated to upper management and Government customers via a series of detailed Program Management Review (PMR) briefings, Integrated Program Management Review (IPMR) cost and schedule assessments, and Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix (CRTM) artifacts. The Deputy OPIR Product Lead will be responsible for coordination and statusing across functional teams within the OPIR organization interfacing with the Functional Leads to manage the OPIR mission.

Secondary duties include: serving as the acting OPIR Product Lead when the Product Lead is out-of-the-office and briefing Government customers, SWDC teammates, business partners, and external liaisons on OPIR capabilities, needs, and project statuses.

Special focus will be made in technical acumen, cost and Earned Value experience, reporting accuracy, and attention to detail.

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs, and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.



Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's of science degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) discipline and at least 10 years of experience.

  • 3 years experience managing programs or supervising teams.

  • Detailed working knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) practices.

  • Skilled at Risk Management.

  • Ability to maintain and follow documented processes and procedures.

  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.

  • Able to work in a multi-tasking environment.

  • DoD Final Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Control Account Management (CAM) experience.

  • Experience with Agile methodologies and working with Scrums.

  • Detailed working knowledge of BOA performance/execution.

  • Detailed working knowledge of SBIRS performance/execution.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy in presentations.

Salary Minimum for Colorado location: $ 127,760

Salary Maximum for Colorado location: $ 191,640

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. 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. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

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.

Job Category : Engineering