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Northrop Grumman Strategic Deterrent Systems- Advanced Programs Chief Technologist in Roy, Utah

Embark on a career generating and maturing innovative, trusted, and affordable advanced concepts and technologies that fulfill our nation's strategic deterrence needs allowing for the capture of, and low risk transition to, new development and upgrade programs. Northrop Grumman Space Sector Strategic Deterrent Systems Advanced Programs has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in the future of a national strength that has kept the world without global conflict for seven decades and counting. With us, you'll discover a culture of innovation, corporate and partner collaboration, and commitment to mission that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our Strategic Deterrent Systems cross generations and keep our nation strong and world safe 24/7/365 in an evolving global environment.

Northrop Grumman Space Sector Strategic Deterrent Systems Division is seeking a Chief Technologist. This position will be located in Roy, UT and will support the Advanced Programs organization. This position will be responsible for overall technology knowledge, tracking, application, and maturation across all Advanced Programs activities. The position reports to the lead of Advanced Programs and supports the Advanced Programs Chief Engineer.

What you'll get to do:

• Provide technology leadership and excellence oversight for a growing Advanced Programs team of system analysts, architects, and designers focused on conceptual and preliminary design and technology maturation for obsolescence and capability upgrades to existing deterrent systems such as Minuteman III and Ground Based Strategic Deterrent as well as new advanced concepts for future deterrence needs in the areas of ballistic and cruise missiles, nuclear command, control, and communication, and support systems/subsystems such as cyberdefense, security, decision aides, etc.

• Provide technology identification, assessment/application, and maturation roadmap creation including cross-division/sector involvement

• Provide leadership across Advanced Programs projects and core organizations in evaluating technology and manufacturing readiness levels of systems/segments/subsystems/units/components and creation of tasks and roadmaps for maturation to TRL/MRL 6 or greater. Support evaluation and assessment of improving, enabling, or critical categorization of application technologies for SDS Division business and ensure benefits (performance, cost, schedule) are quantified to support maturation investment decisions as the Advanced Programs, SDS Division, and Space Sector level.

• Support future Advanced Programs and Division team engagement activities, technical staff performance and goal evaluation, and recruiting/hiring support

• Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business

• Operate in an advanced design environment and collaborate across the Space Sector Divisions and other Sectors as required to accomplish the team goals

• Work closely with the Advanced Programs project leads and core organization leads in defining, growing, and executing the organization's people and business

• Conceptualize, mature, and capture new business specifically focused on technology maturation and/or technology application contractual research and development for growth of the Division

• Transition innovative solutions, technologies, and advanced concepts for US strategic deterrence interests to programs of record for product development and fielding.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Sector, 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

This position may have a 9/80 work schedule available. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off as the mission allows.



You Will Bring These Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline

• A minimum 14 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree, 12 with a Masters, and 9 with a PhD

• Experience with DoD weapon systems technology, particularly related to ballistic missile and/or weapon design to include vehicle, payload, command and control, ground systems, and support systems.

• A minimum of 5 years providing technical leadership of an engineering team or teams

• U.S. Citizenship and an active Secret DoD Security Clearance with a periodic reinvestigation closed within last five years

• Excellent technical writing skills

• Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills required to work closely with both internal staff and external customers and partners

• Experience with technology needs identification, categorization/assessment, application, and maturation including TRL and MRL definitions

These Qualifications Would Be Nice to Have:

• Active Top Secret DoD Security Clearance with a periodic reinvestigation closed within last five years

• Experience with nuclear command and control and legacy platforms/weapon systems.

• Experience with nuclear hardened strategic systems

• Experience with detailed design and engineering and manufacturing development

• Experience with rapid prototyping and demonstration

• Experience with hypersonics and hypersonic environmentsExperience in Active Directory configuring user and computer accounts

• Cross-platform experience (i.e. two or more of the following: Windows, Linux, Solaris, OSX, UNIX, etc.)

• Experience supporting VMware VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)

• Active DoD Secret Security Clearance

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 : Engineering