Deputy Manager, Programs Level 1-20000387

Location: Woodland Hills
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 2
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact peoples 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 Grummans Mission Systems sector is looking for a Deputy Manager, Programs Level 1 to support the EGI Modernization (EGI-M) and Assured PNT (A-PNT) organization/business unit.  The EGI-M and A-PNT Operating Unit is responsible for the development and deployment of new navigation solutions for the Department of Defense.  


The EGI-M and A-PNT OU transitions innovative technology from internal research and development (IRAD) / customer-funded research and development (CRAD) efforts to the field to provide navigation solutions for GPS challenged / GPS denied environments. 



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:

  • Bachelors Degree and 2 to 3 years' experience in Program/Project Management or Engineering Program Management / IPT / SEIT Lead experience, which includes program cost, schedule, and technical management supporting U.S. Government contracts and customers and/or project management in other industries

  • Experience leading the performance of tasks on schedule, at cost and achieving all requirements as either project lead, integrated program team or cost account manager

  • Demonstrated success leading teams/and or organizations to achieve a common goal

  • Familiarity with EVMS and Work Breakdown Structure 

  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain a U.S. government , DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications: 


             Masters degree in Business, Science, or Engineering along with 5 years of experience in Program / Project management or Engineering Program management / IPT / SEIT Lead experience, which includes program cost, schedule, and technical management.

             Active Secret Security Clearance or higher.

             Demonstrated experience in quality, schedule, and cost tradeoff decision making.

             Demonstrated mastery in project or control account management on EVMS programs in a development environment

             Experience in the development/integration of Inertial Sensors and/or Systems

             Experience in the development/integration of GPS systems

  •             Experience in the development/integration of navigation/positioning/guidance & control systems  

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. 


Job ID: 20000387

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position