Sr Principal Compensation AnalystFalls Church, VA

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 is seeking a Senior Principal Compensation Analyst in Falls Church, VA. Reporting to the Director of Executive Compensation, the successful candidate will have responsibility for providing consultation, analysis, and support for the executive population as well as support the design, implementation and administration of the company's executive compensation programs, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Identifying current and future compensation needs, researching market trends and analyzing data to develop and ensure the execution of Executive Compensation priorities that align with business objectives.

  • Leading the Annual Compensation Review (ACR) integrated process for the executive population, in partnership with the enterprise ACR team.

  • Collaborating with Sector Compensation Leaders and HRBLs to develop and provide guidance on executive offer and adjustment proposals.

  • Reviewing job classifications, position descriptions and market data to make recommendations with respect to executive market matches and survey strategy.

  • Conducting ad hoc research, reporting, and market pricing upon request from HR and other leaders.

  • Completing complex analyses to identify issues, provide alternatives, and recommend solutions to business needs.

  • Periodically reviewing and assessing pay competitiveness across business functions and incorporating into offer proposals and ACR planning.

  • Developing and shaping strong change management plans in support of compensation-related programs and priorities.


  • Ability to translate Compensation philosophy and strategy into appropriate recommendations for compensation solutions.

  • Ability to prioritize based on changing business needs, and work well within a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel, including writing formulas, maintaining tools, and creating data visualizations

  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex data and information.

  • Strong focus on quality of work and attention to detail.

  • Strong consultative and verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently but also collaborate within a team environment.

  • Ability to influence, collaborate, and problem solve.

  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills and techniques.

  • Demonstrated experience participating in large, complex initiatives and associated change management activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Human Resources or related discipline.

  • Minimum 10 years compensation, HR, or related discipline experience.

  • Knowledge of HR practices, including compensation analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business, Human Resources or other applicable field of study and minimum 8 years of experience.

  • Working knowledge of Workday business processes and functionality.

  • Previous experience in a large government contracting environment.

Salary Range: $109,900 - $164,900

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.