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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Systems Integration and Test IPT Lead in Sunnyvale, California

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is a trusted provider of mission-enabling solutions for global security. Our Engineering and Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

The rotating machinery team within the Systems Integration and Test group is seeking an innovative, self-driven Sr. Principal Systems Integration and Test Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead to join our dynamic, multifaceted team. As one of us, your mission will be to ensure that the devices we create here to turn steam into electricity and propulsion for our nation's newest submarines and aircraft carriers meet the stringent standards our nation's fleet requires.

What You'll get to Do:

You will have responsibility for all test-related activity associated with one of our product lines. Under your indirect leadership will be an IPT consisting of leads from Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality who are charged with accomplishing system-level test campaigns of large, precision, electromechanical machinery such as turbine-generators and gear-driven propulsion units. Between test campaigns, you will be responsible as well for leading teams to accomplish all associated readiness and continuous-improvement activities in support of these campaigns.

As the Sr. Principal Systems Integration and Test IPT lead, you will also own project manager responsibilities and own the triple-constraint: scope, schedule, and cost. You will lead the team that turns requirements into plans and procedures and then accomplishes it. Scope changes will be your responsibility to review, accept, and define. During test campaigns, you will be responsible for leading a team of approximately 15 employees in your immediate sphere. As CAM, you will perform daily and weekly analyses of your accounts, submit monthly Change Requests (CRs) to adjust time-phasing for budget and Estimate at Completion (EAC), and perform twice-yearly Comprehensive Estimate at Completion (CEAC) analyses and CRs. As owner of the triple constraint, you will be responsible for ensuring that cost, schedule, and resources are aligned to meet your objectives.

Note that our unique test campaigns require 24/7 effort. Leading the effort will take between 12 and 13 hours of your time each day. However, you will share the workload with peers to have scheduled days off-although the workload may span two and four weeks continuously in some cases. Although the workload may sound intense, we do offer flexibility in taking paid time off and compensate for all additional hours worked on shift during testing campaigns. Travel may also be required infrequently for meetings at customer sites.

The selected candidate will be expected, under this heavy workload, to manage upward, downward, as well as, laterally while leading time-critical efforts under customer watch with visibility at the VP level. Ingenuity, situational awareness, emotional intelligence, and executive presence will be key to your success. If this type of work plays to your strengths and goals, then we would like to hear from you!

We are looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Principal Systems Integration and Test IPT (Integrated Product Team) Lead based in Sunnyvale, CA.





Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 9 years of relevant work experience; or Master's Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 7 years relevant work experience; or Ph.D. in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) discipline with 4 years relevant work experience.

  • Minimum 2 years as a project lead engineer, IPT or Program/Project Manager for Naval, military and/or related Defense systems.

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOD Secret or Top Secret clearance

  • Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering educational background

  • Microsoft Project experience

  • Experience with EVMS (Earned Value Management System)

  • Experience as a Control Account Manager (CAM)

  • Program-management experience

  • PMP Certification (Project Management Professional)

  • MBA degree (Master of Business Administration)

  • Testing or design experience, either electrical or mechanical

  • Experience testing or designing large mechanical structures

  • Experience testing or designing medium- and high-power electronics

  • Systems-Engineering experience

  • Navy experience

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Additional benefits

Education Assistance

Training and Development

9/80 Schedule at Many Sites

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 90,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 27 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.

Job Category : Engineering