Northrop Grumman Mgr Programs 2 in Woodland Hills, California

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Manager, Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing Systems to join the Advanced Concepts & Technologies Division, to be based in Woodland Hills, CA.

This position is responsible for the capture and execution of research and development programs in the area of Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT). Reporting to the Director of Advanced PNT Systems, this individual's portfolio will focus on system- and system-of-systems level solutions to assuring PNT in contested environments. The Manager will work closely with engineers, architects, and business development to define and execute technology strategies that can be meaningfully developed through IRAD and CRAD funding.

Specific responsibilities include: leading all phases of R&D programs, including engagement with Science & Technology customers (e.g. DARPA, AFRL, CERDEC, ONR); capture strategy, white paper development, technical and cost proposal generation; management of programs to achieve technical objectives within cost and schedule constraints, and maintaining customer satisfaction in an dynamic R&D environment; management of internally funded R&D programs; supporting interactions with product divisions to coordinate long-range strategic planning and to execute successful transitions.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong leadership characteristics, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. In this role, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and rewarding innovative behaviors in the staff. The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for technology and for the missions enabled by the technology, will be self-motivated, able to work autonomously within broad guidelines, and exhibit the personal energy needed to excel in a dynamic field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant science or technical field and at least8 years' experience working in technology development, or a MS or PhD in a relevant technical field with a demonstrated track record of academic research.

  • Demonstrated experience in the fundamentals of program management and capture management.

  • Proven track record of leadership in technical innovation.

  • Comfortable leading teams of technical experts working on projects requiring a high degree of innovation.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOD Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience managing R&D programs for S&T customers, such as DARPA, AFRL, etc.

  • Knowledge of the Government acquisition process.

  • Demonstrated technical domain knowledge related to navigation and timing, particularly navigation system engineering, strapdown inertial navigation, Kalman filtering, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and related image and signal processing techniques.

  • Active US DOD Secret clearance. 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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.