Sr. Director - Software & Guidance Navigation & Control
Company: Northrop Grumman
Posted on: January 22, 2023
Requisition ID: R10090064
Location: Dulles, VA, USA - Gilbert, AZ, USA +1 more
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1
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.
Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products
and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman Space Systems
has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human
space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery,
supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you'll
discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have
you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems
connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and
for the future. Explore your future and launch your career
Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) is seeking
a Sr. Director of Software and GNC Engineering to lead the Software
and Guidance Navigation and Control Disciplines of our engineering
matrix. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing the
personnel, processes and software tools to meet the current and
future needs of the programs and technologies within our NSS and
CCS Space business unit areas. This person must demonstrate success
leading locally and virtually as a part of a geographically
The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate success in
applying leadership characteristics to achieve sustainable top
performance, a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the
capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing
business. In this role, the ideal candidate will possess the
ability to balance programmatic needs to deliver results within
cost, schedule, and quality parameters while encouraging and
rewarding innovative behaviors through all levels of the
organization. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive
teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and
coaching, are a must.
This position may be performed from Dulles, VA or Gilbert, AZ.
Other responsibilities may include:
Identification of high-quality technical personnel to meet the
increasing demand of the business.
Provide the technical and people leadership needed to establish and
maintain an exceptional functional organization across multiple
locations, divisions and programs.
Provide oversite and leadership to our Space Flight and Ground
Software, Guidance Navigation and Control, Software Test and
Integration, DevOps, and R&D related teams.
Responsibility for the development, design, implementation,
application, training, and product support of state-of-the-art
solutions in support of key targets within the TSSD Portfolio.
Managing budgets required for the disciplines to perform their
statements of work; provide functional oversight across the
disciplines, including bid and proposal inputs for future work,
independent technical reviews of major programs and R&D
projects as well as organizational budget management.
Establish and maintain the discipline specific processes and tools
Facilitate and promote Affordability, Knowledge Management,
Engineering Utilization, and other process improvement initiatives
including the implementation and monitoring of metrics covering
engineering efficiency and quality, as well as sharing of lessons
learned and best practices throughout the organization.
Championing consistency across the disciplines ensuring reuse,
common tools and training/skill development through all levels of
Active or current Top-Secret clearance with the ability to obtain
SCI level access.
Bachelor of Science in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Math - or related technical area).
10 years of leadership experience leading programs, projects and
10 years of Software/Systems related experience with a high
proficiency in technical problem solving to include decomposition,
root cause analysis, solution development, implementation and
Previous work experience leading software, GNC, or systems teams on
a diverse range of program sizes, values and complexity.
Demonstrated software engineering, controls, or systems engineering
leadership experience, preferably with experience in Space Flight
Software, Satellite Ground Software or Space craft GNC Design and
Working knowledge of Staffing, Engineering Metrics and Training
resources, processes, and tools.
Ability to identify gaps, forecast potential issues to successful
product performance and the ability to apply root cause analysis
Ability to form strong partnership to ensure lockstep coordination
with adjacent discipline areas and program manager leadership.
Excellent verbal and writing communication skills are required.
The ideal candidates will have demonstrated success in influencing
the direction of technology or engineering discriminators,
including identifying and championing change within the
organization, to achieve competitive advantage for the
Master of Science in Engineering or other STEM discipline and/or
Active TS/SCI Clearance
Hands-on technical experience with spacecraft or satellite related
Proven experience leading technical diverse teams across multiple
Adept with Agile methodology, concepts and implementation
Experience implementing DevOps principles
This position reports to Dulles, VA, USA, however, this position
can also be worked from Gilbert, AZ, AZ, USA.
Salary Range: $192,600 USD - $334,400 USD
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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top
priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on
their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be
required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved
disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future
court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed
federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042
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.
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