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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Test Program Manager in Baltimore, Maryland

As a Test Program Manager at Northrop Grumman you will have a challenging and rewarding opportunity to be a part of our Enterprise-wide digital transformation. Through the use of Model-based Engineering, DevSecOps and Agile practices we continue to evolve how we deliver critical national defense products and capabilities for the warfighter. Our success is grounded in our ability to embrace change, move quickly and continuously drive innovation

The successful candidate will be collaborative, open, transparent, and team-oriented with a focus on team empowerment & shared responsibility, flexibility, continuous learning, and a culture of automation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) located in Linthicum, MD is seeking a Test Program Manager who is responsible for leading cross-functional teams during the proposal phase, design and manufacture phase of complex HW/SW Test products; participating in negotiations; responsible for establishing and executing project Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), and funding authorizations; initiating the launch of new designs and subsequent shop orders; and managing all cost/ schedule and performance related activities.

As a Test Program Manager, responsibilities include leading a technical and programmatic Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing (SCM and MFG) team through the full lifecycle of a project; generating and managing inputs for IMS / schedules, Quantifiable Back-up Data (QBD), spend plans, Earned Value (EV), Estimates at Completion (EAC) and status reports for the program; and championing process improvements activities. The Test Program Manager will work closely with the directors and managers of other engineering and programmatic (SCM and MFG) disciplines, program directors and program managers.

Applicant must be

  • Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented

  • Proactive and responsive with an internally generated "sense of urgency"

  • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, and organizational skills are required.


Job Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

Candidate must minimally meet the following:

  • Minimum 9 years of related engineering experience with Bachelor's degree, or minimum 7 years of related experience with a Master's.

  • Demonstrated leadership responsibilities

  • Comprehensive understanding of the Design, Manufacturing and Test Integration process is a must

  • Basic understanding of SAP Production/Materials management tools

  • Must have an Active Secret (or higher) clearance

  • Ability to work on-site at BWI campus and areas nearby

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired qualifications and skills will be given preferential considerations:

  • Clear understanding of Earned Value and SPI/CPI in determining the critical path of a project, EAC and experience preparing workload forecasts

  • Experience as Technical lead, Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead, or other demonstrated leadership role to a program office.

  • Solid use of Excel and SAP Production/Materials management tool

  • Previous functional management experience

  • Experience in Engineering Design or Systems

  • Master's degree in Engineering, Business Management, Engineering Leadership, or equivalent

  • Current TS/SCI

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 Category : Engineering