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Sr. Director - Software & Guidance Navigation & Control

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID: R10090064
Category: Engineering
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 today.

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 dispersed team.

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 for TSSD.

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 the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

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 personnel.

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 monitoring.

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 Analysis.

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 skills.

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 business.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master of Science in Engineering or other STEM discipline and/or MBA degree

Active TS/SCI Clearance

Hands-on technical experience with spacecraft or satellite related systems

Proven experience leading technical diverse teams across multiple locations

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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.%32886573% %%management%%

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