Director 1, Programs – Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (Active TS/SCI required), Dulles, VA

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Dulles, VA

Requisition ID: R10087042
Category: Program Management
Location: Dulles, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: SCI
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. 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 look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking a Program Director to lead and manage a new large, complex capture development effort for our Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission in Dulles, VA. 

The successful candidate will be a senior leader who has run large space programs and who has demonstrated experience with the IC’s acquisition process. This candidate’s main goal will be standing up a program team to pursue this capture. 10-20% travel should be expected.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Provides direction in the creation of new program offerings to meet emerging customer requirements.
In support of Northrop Grumman, interfaces and represents the company with senior military and government officials and with industry both in the U.S. and globally.
Duties include key elements of program management, strategy and business development, customer engagement, financial management and contract oversight and organizational/people management.
Establishes design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for program development and integration and test.
Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the program
Strong understanding of the “BAP” the Business Acquisition Process (BAP) to include strategy, opportunity shaping, identification, qualification, capture, bid, and keep sold activities
Provide capture guidance and assistance to our business development team to include activities such as: (developing competitive assessments, assisting in developing capture strategies, participating in bid and proposal activities, maintaining on-going interactions with all stakeholders that provide input to the program pursuit)

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree, plus minimum of 15 years of management experience inclusive of program cost, schedule, and technical performance management or Master’s Degree with minimum of 12 years of management experience inclusive of program cost, schedule, and technical performance management.
Strong organizational, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills to interface effectively with senior Government and military officials and senior executives within industry.
At least 5 years of experience with IC and/or DoD requirements and acquisition processes and programs.
Experience in space domain programs including hardware and systems with an understanding of programmatic, technical, and market details
Ability to make and manage change decisions that impact the organization’s structure, processes, operations, and services.
An active TS/SCI clearance required for consideration.

Preferred Qualifications:

Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification.
Knowledge of Northrop Grumman internal processes, procedures, and organization.
Mission 1 experience.
Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering.

Salary Range: $204,100 USD – $306,100 USD

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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10087042 2023.01.14

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