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Deputy Program Manager (Manager Engineering 3)

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) I

Manager 3 Deputy Program Manager for Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) System Sustainment

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on groundbreaking systems in air and space 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 efforts 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 commitment to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history and having fun along the way.

As a leader, you always act with integrity, and the highest ethical standards characterize everything you do. You enable your team to achieve predictable and balanced results, while satisfying the needs of internal and external partners. You treat all people with respect, and model personal growth and continuous development. You know how to build an inclusive environment that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse and engaged team. You create trusted and valued customer relationships and communicate effectively, so that people throughout the organization feel engaged and connected to their work. You deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change. You ensure that your team has the information and tools needed to perform at their best. You demonstrate our committed pursuit of applying innovation to meet the requirements of our customer. You create and execute strategies that result in sustainable value creation that delivers measurable results.

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The SBIRS System Sustainment Deputy Program Manager is responsible for leading all phases of maintenance activities, from inception (proposal development) through completion (contract closeout). Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* Develop customer relationships and cultivate customer intimacy to develop further opportunities within the customer community

* Lead a cross-functional team to meet program cost, schedule and technical objectives

* Development and delivery of presentations to customers, executive management and other program stakeholders

* Develop new business opportunities through long term strategic planning, capture planning and proposal development

* Assist the Program Manager in the negotiation and establishment of schedule milestones, payment, and other key contract terms and conditions.

* Adherence to all internal processes for Program Management

* Completion and tracking of the Contract Requirements Traceability Matrix

* Ensure program team understands & adheres to the contract scope.

* Management of the team members to adhere to budget baselines utilizing Earned Value Management (EVM) or similar cost & schedule control methodologies and tools

* Management of the risk & opportunity team to include identification, mitigation and realization

* Submission of program performance in internal reporting systems (i.e. monthly Business Area Reviews)

* Addressing workforce planning needs, as needed

Examples of SEIT Activities the preferred candidate should have experience in are:

* Familiarity with satellite health and status telemetry monitoring, mission performance reporting, and trending of key health and performance monitors.

* Managing technical issues involving IR Operational Payloads. This includes appointing an anomaly investigation lead, monitoring the investigation process, communicating progress to the Customer Community as well as NGC Management, and implementing corrective action and recurrence control.

* Leading proposal activities including program extensions and opportunities to bid for additional fiscal funding resources for O&M Modifications to the existing contract.

* Prefer a broad understanding of the HEO and GEO IR Payload technical capabilities and operations including ground mission processing and On-Board software processing.

* Prefer a broad understanding of SBIRS Facilities in Azusa including Classified Networks, STE (Special Test Equipment), Analysis Labs, Simulators and Software Sustainment Labs.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a S.T.E.M. (Science,Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) Fieldand 10 years', or Master's and 8 years' experience supporting Government contracts and/or project management in other industries
  • Experience with planning, scheduling, and earned value management systems (EVMS)to initiate, develop, integrate, execute, direct and control program plans and cost and schedule baselines that meet both program contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations. This also includes risk and opportunity management.
  • Active DoD Secret clearance must be held and maintained. U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance and SCI program access is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating and managing resource plans to support cost and schedule requirements
    Experience and understanding of satellite maintenance processes and operations
  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance or active DoD Secret security clearance with investigation within the past 5 years.
  • Familiarity and access to Mission Control Station (MCS) and Mission Control Station - Backup (MCS-B) is desired.

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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