Falls Church, Virginia

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Defense Systems sector is looking for a Director of Programs 1 to support the Intel and Foreign Affairs business unit.

The primary objective will be the delivery of all contractual requirements on cost and on schedule, while achieving all technical requirements and creating customer intimacy to support value creation strategies and actions. The individual will lead a cross-functional organization aligned to common program performance goals.

Program Managers are responsible for leading all phases of the program life cycle from inception (proposal development) through startup, execution, and completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities are the management of cost, schedule, and technical performance of company programs or subsystems and include, but are not limited to:
• Cultivating customer relationships and intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community
• Developing new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning, and development of proposals and business plans
• Establishing a program organization that effectively addresses customer requirements and incorporates the necessary internal and external sub-organizations
• Leading and directing cross-functional Integrated Program Teams (IPT) to meet program cost, schedule and technical performance objectives
• Measuring and reporting program performance
• Delivering presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders
• Participating in the negotiation of contracts, contract changes, specifications, operating budgets, schedule milestones, and key terms and conditions
• Establishing design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test
• Creation, review and finalization of the program Statement of Work
• Identification, distribution, tracking, and completion of program requirements
• Establishment and management of the program and subordinate baselines
• Development and adherence to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools
• Identifying, allocating and managing program resources, including workforce planning
• Managing Government/customer supplied property or information (GFE, CFE, etc.)
• Managing suppliers to meet program objectives
• Adherence to all internal processes, policies, and applicable industry standards
• Ensuring program team understands and adheres to contract scope, and manages change through control board activities
• Development and adherence to master plans and schedules
• Conducting thorough risk & opportunity management practices including identification, mitigation and realization

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
•Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years' program management experience and a Bachelor's degree
•Candidate must have Program Management experience in planning, directing, and managing complex IT projects/operations on a large-scale program of >$150M annual value
•Candidate must have knowledge and experience in infrastructure design and engineering; up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging network and infrastructure technologies, as well as cloud operations.
•Candidate must have knowledge and experience in securing critical infrastructures;
•Candidate must have knowledge and experience in operating and maintaining critical infrastructures;
•PMP Certified or equivalent
•Active Top Secret Clearance with ability to obtain SCI

Preferred Qualifications:
•Experience working with U.S. Department of State or experience with DoD or civil federal branch of Government
•ITIL Certified or equivalent
•Experience working in multi-cloud, hybrid cloud environments
•Experience working in MS Azure environment
•Certifications in MS Azure or AWS
•Experience with Zero Trust Networks
•Experience with Mobile solutions
•Business development background or focus
•DevSecOps experience
•ISO 20000 experience
•Record of on-time and on-budget delivery
•Experience with Earned Value Management
•Exceptional customer relationship management and communications skills
•Candidate must have demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including experience in presenting material to senior Government officials

Falls Church, Virginia

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