Sunnyvale, California

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’s Missions Systems sector is looking for a Manager, Programs Level 1 to support our Engineering and Sciences organization, which 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! We are looking for you to join our team as a Program Manager 1 based out of Sunnyvale, CA.

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

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with 5+ years of experience, Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience.

Strong communication and organizational skills

Ability to multi task and balance multiple projects simultaneously

Working level knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications

Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to manage Microsoft Project schedules

Knowledge of setting up a program and managing in SharePoint

Knowledge of Agile Development

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.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Sunnyvale, California

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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