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Northrop Grumman Senior Principal Program Cost Schedule & Control Analyst in East Hartford, Connecticut

AOA Xinetics (AOX), a wholly-owned Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Payload and Ground Systems Division Business Venture, is a leading supplier of complex electro-optic and photonic systems and subsystems that control and manipulate light waves for a variety of applications. Our talented team of engineers, managers and technologists conceive, design, develop and manufacture high precision products in an environment that requires significant collaboration and team work among multiple engineering disciplines.

AOX is an end-to-end engineering company that creates solutions, puts them into practice, and manufactures them. We develop solutions to some of the nation's hardest technical challenges leveraging advanced technical capabilities in optical, mechanical, software, electronics controls, systems, test and manufacturing engineering to perform applied research, engineering development, and precision manufacturing.

Additionally, AOX excels in a range of applications from adaptive optical systems, deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and sub-nanometer precision actuators to photonic systems that acquire and process data in real time for a variety of high-availability applications. AOX's market offerings include lightweight passive and active CERAFORM™ and CERAPRINT™ silicon carbide (SiC) optics and precision structures as well as large and small precision opto-mechanical systems supporting electronics and sophisticated controls software.

We are one of eight wholly owned Northrop Grumman Strategic Business Ventures


Reporting to the Manager of Program Planning & Control, the Principal Program Control Analyst will provide financial analysis, pricing and program, planning & control support . Our ideal candidate will possess exceptional program cost control expertise and collaborative people skills with the proven ability to work within a technically dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced work environment.


  • Provide Business Management, Finance/Accounting, Program Planning and Control, and proposal support

  • Support Program Management by providing recurring and ad hoc project reporting and analyses

  • Generate customer cost reports as required by CDRLs/SDRLs including EVM reporting

  • Monitor projects to ensure that costs are within budget and negotiated contract and funded values and performance is within contractual scope

  • Assist in preparation of budgets and forecasts and perform analyses of actual costs and estimates to complete

  • Prepare Government and Intercompany cost proposals that are consistent with Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements; assemble and coordinate all cost proposal input and support proposal managers in generating adequate costing for internal review and external submission; provide fact-finding, negotiation and price certification support

  • Provide analysis of business area and program financials

  • Support, interact and communicate effectively with Senior Management, Business Area Management and functional organizations


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Business Management or business related field

• 5+ years of Program Planning and Control or Business Management experience

• Proficient MS Excel skills and basic knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Project

• Strong understanding of FAR, DFAR, TINA, CAS and EVMS

• Ability to multi-task and meet demanding deadlines with focus on attention to detail and accuracy

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and work well in a team environment

• Good oral/written communication and organization skills

• U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for employment

• Ability to obtain a DoD Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:


• Experience working in a manufacturing, DoD/Defense Contractor, Aerospace or related industry

• Active Top Secret DoD Clearance

Physical Requirements:

Ability to travel domestically up to 10% of the time

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 : Business Management