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Northrop Grumman Sr Principal Info Sys Proj Mgr - Manufacturing Technology in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Our Aeronautics Systems sector is seeking a Sr. Principal Information Systems Project Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will support our Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation development team and will be located in Palmdale, CA.

Our organization is currently working to build a revolutionary kind of production factory, an IIoT Smart Factory, and we need your help to shape the foundation! As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Innovation team, you will lead the development and implementation of digital manufacturing production applications. This position provides a qualified candidate with a unique opportunity to manage innovative projects, which once implemented, will become the benchmark for future manufacturing production lines. To that effect, the position will require strong leadership, analytical and problem solving skills. In addition, the candidate must have a solid understanding of a manufacturing environment and industrial operations.

Essential Job Functions :

  • Manages cost, schedule, and technical aspects of assigned projects from start to closure. Accountable for project performance by directing project execution, meeting technical requirements, and regulating budget spending.

  • Prepares and maintains project plans, estimates resources and forecasts required to support, manages risks/issues and constraints

  • Leads a team of engineers, analysts, and other technical personnel to achieve project objectives. Provide technical and analytical guidance to the core team. Understands the uncertainties of development / test, and be effective and quick to influence / drive resolution to issues in order to meet milestones and deadlines.

  • Supports recurring project data collection and analysis, timely information distribution and reporting, and coordinating review activities

  • Communicate advanced concepts and information in an understandable manner for audiences of varying levels of competency. Continuous interface with stakeholders and customers is required.

  • Collaborates with other project leads and community to enhance project management effectiveness. Identifies and exploits opportunities to eliminate waste and optimize resources that enable others to provide focused support.

  • Supports multiple engineering insertions simultaneously while ensuring the various maturations are synchronized

  • Support and enforce the Agile methodology and framework used by the project team

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of customer's lifecycles, standards, and supporting processes and practices.

  • Keeps current on advances in the field of IIoT with demonstrating strategic big picture thinking.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with 9 years of experience in information systems project or program management; OR Master's Degree in STEM with 7 years of information systems project or program management

  • Bachelor's Degree (non-STEM) with 4 years of experience with information systems project or program management, or Master's Degree (non-STEM) with 2 years of experience information systems project or program management.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading and managing large projects, including extensive experience in managing system deployments

  • Hands-on experience with enterprise architecture, application planning, and deployment

  • Demonstrated experience working in an Agile or Scaled Agile Framework environment

  • Manage multiple projects concurrently in meeting customer requirements/expectations

  • Project / Program Management skills (proposal creation, scheduling, budget tracking)

  • Understanding of a manufacturing environment and industrial operations

  • Experience leading discussions with key stakeholders, including excellent verbal and written communications with customers, technical teams, peers, and direct management

  • Experience with using Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS-Project, Visio)

  • Self-starter who is able to work with minimal direction

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs

  • Ability to travel 10-15% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • STEM Degree (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Mathematical)

  • Experience in the development, capture, and/or execution of R&D technology initiatives

  • Experience in a fabrication and/or assembly manufacturing environment

  • Experience as a Control Account Manager (CAM)

  • Experience with CBA/ROI analysis and justifications

  • Demonstrated experience teaching Agile methodologies to others

  • Experience supporting proposal development or technical writing experience

  • Knowledge of the Manufacturing/Technology Readiness Level (MRL/TRL) process

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

  • Current active Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred

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 : Information Technology