Sr. Principal Configuration and Data Management LeadAurora, CO

Requisition ID: R10163405

  • Category: Technical Support

  • Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

  • 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.

The Payload and Ground Systems, a division within Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems Sector is known for pushing the boundaries of innovation, redefining engineering capabilities, and driving advances in various sciences through cutting edge technology. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce, and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.

The Systems Engineering Integration & Test (SEIT) department is seeking a dedicated Configuration Management and Data Management (CM-DM) lead to join our team of qualified and diverse individuals to assist Engineering with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) System support across the Aurora campus for a set of challenging and rewarding programs.

Configuration management involves managing and controlling the technical and administrative aspects of a system to ensure it meets the specified requirements, and data management involves the development and execution of architectures, policies, practices, and procedures that properly manage the full data lifecycle. This position is seeking an individual with experience managing CM-DM practices, as well as leading a group of CM-DM representatives that span multiple programs across campus.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lead/oversee the CM-DM personnel

  • Own the technical areas of expertise of this group including data management and configuration management for both software and hardware products.

  • Mentoring & career development, including training; ensuring and monitoring quality of work products; support of proposal activities; thought leadership; and the execution of a strategic vision for the configuration management and data management functions.

  • Collaboration with the team in the review and analysis of released engineering change data, coordinating changes with engineering, quality, mission assurance, and engineering data control activities.

  • Review contracts to determine documentation required for each phase of project and apply knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes.

  • Assists with development of configuration documentation.

  • Perform Technical Review Board and Configuration Control Board activities.

  • Process change packages through lifecycle including disposition & documentation / hardware implementation.

  • Support internal program CM-DM audits against program SOW & company processes and procedures.

  • Document management for deliverable CDRLs and non-CDRL documents and provides reporting and metrics to Management and Mission Assurance.

  • Establishing and maintaining product baselines

  • Supporting Test Readiness Reviews and CDRL releases and deliveries.

  • Training software developers in the use of configuration management tools and the implementation of software quality standards.

  • Leading the Software Configuration Management (SWCM) team performing configuration identification, change control, auditing, and reporting, and the receiving and delivery (both internally and externally) of developed software products, including commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and government off-the-shelf (GOTS) software.

  • Ability to build consensus among peers while buildings solid relationships and trust with internal team members

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; 8 years with a Master's degree; 5 years with a PhD. An additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • This position requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen and hold a current TS clearance, with the ability to get and maintain an active TS/SCI clearance.

  • Ability to perform and complete tasks with little to no direction.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of CM principles, concepts, practices, and standards

  • Experience working in a configuration management product life cycle system (i.e., Agile PLM, TeamCenter, CMPro, MPLM, etc.)

  • Experience working within defined engineering & development processes

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

  • Experience with implementing CM in as enterprise-wide approach

  • Experience with Agile development

  • Experience with the Atlassian Tool Suite

  • Experience with SW release and Build process

  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and requirements

  • Ability to analyze/audit software products and documentation handoff from the developers

  • Experience working in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Material Requirements Planning tool (MRP) (i.e., Oracle, SAP, etc.)

Salary Range: $104,900 - $157,300

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.