Sentinel (GBSD) Director 1 - Infrastructure Deputy LeadRoy, UT

Requisition ID: R10161244

  • Category: Program Management

  • Location: Roy, Utah, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Director 1, Infrastructure Deputy Lead with the background, vision, and people skills to serve as a senior leader in the Command & Launch (C&L) Infrastructure (INF) Integrated Product Team (IPT). This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Sentinel program.

The INF Deputy Lead is responsible to the INF Lead for the operations and execution of the Infrastructure scope of work, focusing on “down-and-in” leadership. In addition, the INF Deputy Lead will function as the INF Lead with Delegation of Authority, as required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizational Leadership:

  • Support the INF Lead in developing and translating the strategic vision into long range plans and short/intermediate-term technical direction to the INF organization.

  • Performing financial and performance analyses to develop and implement long-term staffing plans and process improvements.

  • Providing mentorship and growth opportunities to the Infrastructure organization and growing a strong leadership bench.

  • Program Execution:

  • Utilizing earned value management and other financial tools to plan, execute, and report status against a baseline budget of over $1B.

  • Supporting the integrated planning of complex interdependent projects to support Sentinel program milestones, balancing prioritization of Engineering resources between competing projects and teams.

  • Ensuring schedules and program plans are credible, substantiated by quantitative data, and bounded by risks and opportunities.

  • Supporting a comprehensive risk and opportunity management program for the INF organization.

  • Communication:

  • Negotiating competing priorities and interests across a wide range of internal and external stakeholder communities to pursue the best course of action for the Sentinel program.

  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with a wide range of distinct customer communities, subcontractors, and industry partners.

  • Providing regular briefings, reports, and other communications to executive leadership.

  • Ensuring consistency and effectiveness of external program communications, such as contracts letters; requests for information, quote, or proposal (RFI, RFQ, RFP), and letters of technical direction (LOTD).

  • Technical Excellence:

  • Ensuring adherence to the Sentinel technical baseline and associated processes for the INF organization.

  • Balancing stringent quality standards for technical artifacts (e.g. Technical Data Packages, Product Data Packages) with the rapid pace of procurement, fabrication, and construction of test assets and early prototypes.

  • Making informed decisions between conflicting technical approaches based upon program and IPT-level cost, schedule, and technical impacts and risk.

  • May be required to travel up to 25% of the time.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

These positions will have a standard work schedule of 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.

You will bring these qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in STEM and 10+ years of related experience

  • 3+ years in a formal lead/management position in the Aerospace and Defense industry.

  • 3+ years experience with engineering leadership on an Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) program phase of a complex system.

  • 3+ years experience with facilities and/or infrastructure construction projects.

  • 3+ years experience of program management of Control Accounts and/or subcontracts valued in excess of $20M, inclusive of cost-type contracts, in an Earned Value framework.

  • Active DoD Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret with SAP clearance.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Active DoD Top Secret with SAP clearance

  • ICBM Experience

  • Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience

  • Strong understanding and broad application of engineering systems (engineering standards, configuration management, material review board, process control, tooling, facilities, software, etc.)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated experience with high value customer presentations, with ability to focus on multiple projects with competing priorities

  • Demonstrated experience in making sound decisions in uncertain and difficult situations


Salary Range: $181,000 - $271,600

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.