Mgr Programs 3

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems in Baltimore, Maryland is seeking a Program Manager 3 to capture and manage a variety of new and existing technology development programs related to advanced computing technologies for application in fixed installation and tactical high performance computing systems. Programs are expected to focus on the development of transformational hardware, algorithms and architectures and may include component level and/or system level integration and demonstrations.

The Program Manager will be required to lead a team in the development of the technical approach on R&D proposals and programs and strategies for program capture and execution. Candidates should have a strong technical background in computing and/or microelectronic technologies with experience in cutting edge technology development. The candidate should also have the ability to set the technical direction of R&D programs and act as the Principal Investigator (PI) in some programs. The position requires strong oral communication skills and technical writing abilities to support proposal development and briefings to Mission Systems Baltimore senior staff members; Northrop Grumman division, sector, and corporate senior staff members; as well as senior government customers.

As a Program Manager, the individual will direct all phases of programs from inception through completion. He/she will be responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems of major R&D type programs. Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and coordinating with cross-functional relationships are required.

Other responsibilities include:

Participate in the negotiation of contract and contract changes

Create new innovative program concepts and develop business opportunities

Coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, cost estimates, and financial terms/conditions of contract

Act as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance

Establish the design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test

Develop new business and expand the product line with the customer

Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules; identify program problems and obtain solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications

Direct the work of employees assigned to the program from technical and administrative areas

Manage a program or a function within the larger organizational unit, setting and operating to objectives and providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives, and company policy

Provide day-to-day people leadership of team and create an environment that accelerates development of talent; drive continuous improvement, and enhance employee engagement

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field plus 10 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of functional/program management experience
  • Demonstrated success in managing projects to cost, performance, and schedule requirements
  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing cross functional teams
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Must be able to obtain TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience interfacing with Government S&T (Science and Technology) customers in the development of advanced computing technologies
  • Experience with EVMS and Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Technical MS or PhD
  • Active TS/SCI 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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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