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Northrop Grumman Principal Engineer Systems (Deputy Mission Manager) in Dulles, Virginia

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.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Successful candidates for this position will act as both Deputy Mission Manager and Cost Account Manager to support development for a next generation ground system in the National Security Systems (NSS) business area. This is an excellent opportunity for early career leaders and/or aspiring managers. The Raptor program is considered a center-of-excellence for ground software development developing innovative tools to aid operators with planning spacecraft maneuvers and supporting vehicle activities, as well as monitoring the progress and safety of the mission.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have U.S. Citizenship with a current or active Top Secret clearance.

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Aerospace, or similar) and 5+ years of experience, or a Masters degree in Engineering and 2 years of experience.

  • Cost Account Management

  • Deputy Mission Management

  • Scope management and allocation support to program management

  • Understanding of the scope of the program

  • Working with leads and individual contributor to ensure scope is appropriately charged

  • Conducting and coordinating variance analysis; working with subject matter experts and leads to understand the true root causes of variance; translation of findings into customer deliverable explanations

  • Understanding of program technical content sufficiently to support program management and leads in detailed planning of program technical scope in an Agile rolling wave construct

  • Support to program management and subcontract management to ensure subcontract compliance, adequate and accurate reporting, and consistent completion of subcontractor scope

  • Experience supporting cost account management, business process analysis, and/or program management support on EVM/EVMS compliant programs with Agile software development underpinning EVM/EVMS reporting

  • Update and maintain risk management tools based on technical and program management direction; incorporate the outputs of those tools into program management data processes and reporting

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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