Sr. Staff Chief Engineer (Top Secret Clearance Required to Start)

United States-Maryland-Linthicum, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: No relocation assistance available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


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.

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field, or an industry thought leader. At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Space System is seeking a Hardware Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead within the Payload and Ground Systems Division (PGSD). This position will support our Remote Sensing Program (RSP) Business Unit in Linthicum, MD.

The Hardware IPT Lead will focus on program execution responsibilities. Programmatic focus will be on the activities to develop key technologies, integrate and shape solutions for Space PGSD while also supporting the creation of new strategies to win and execute future development programs.  This position will be in Baltimore, MD and placement will be commensurate with qualifications.

This individual will lead a cross-discipline engineering team typically ranging from 5-25 people and interface with Engineering & Program Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, System, Software and Mission Assurance.

This role can be worked hybrid (75% on site 25% remote) must reside in the local area

Typical Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and direct cross-functional engineering teams during proposal, design, manufacturing, and delivery phases of products in development and production phases

  • Support proposal development and new program acquisition efforts

  • Interpret statements of work assigned by program leadership

  • Develop and execute to project budgets and schedules, including Earned Value Management System (EVMS), critical path management, Estimates-at-Completion (EACs), and workload forecasts

  • Interface with functional departments to secure team staffing

  • Work with suppliers and be able to articulate project requirements

  • Brief internal and customer leadership on progress of work assigned

  • The selected candidate will perform in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, and collaborative/team settings. The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented and possess effective verbal and written communication skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or STEM-related discipline with 14 or more years of experience, or 12 years with a Master's Degree and 9 years of experience with a Ph.D.

  • Managed $100M+ as Hardware IPT lead on Non-recurring Engineering development program, excluding materials

  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and be able effectively brief customers and employees, possess strong interpersonal skills

  • Domain expertise in defense electronic systems

  • Experience in CAM (Cost Account Manager)

  • Work experience and/or exposure to supply chain, manufacturing, and suppliers

  • Experience with Mission Systems and/or Space Systems Hardware Design Process

  • Experience in business capture engagement and proposals

  • Experience in systems development, integration, and test  

  • Experience in product leadership across multiple engineering areas such as RF, Electrical, Digital, Power, Mechanical, Antenna and Embedded Processing

  • US Citizenship and Active top-secret clearance, with willingness to obtain and maintain TS/SCI, is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in STEM or technical management

  • Experience in fixed price contract proposals

  • Experience as SME, Technical lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, or other engineering leadership role in a program office that demonstrated team building, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in Agile hardware programs

  • Experience directly managing or leading engineering teams

  • Support on product line development and technical roadmaps

  • Expertise understanding of the Design, Manufacturing, and Test process

  • Problem-solving experience in a team environment

  • Active TS/SCI with counterintelligence polygraph

Salary Range: $174,800.00 - $262,200.00

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.

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