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Northrop Grumman GBSD - Guidance Computer Chief of Staff (Manager 3) in Roy, Utah

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 Guidance Computer IPT Manager (S03). This position will be located in Roy, Utah and will support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force's sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities and associated infrastructure.

What you will get to do:

The Chief of Staff / Operations Lead's primary responsibilities are to maintain all of the staffing management for the Guidance Computer for the GBSD program. The Chief of Staff will report to the Guidance Computer sub-IPT lead. Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Project Management, cost/schedule reporting, creation of a time-phased staffing plan in accordance with program schedule milestones, risk/opportunity management, Earned Value Management to assist sub-IPT lead.

  • Helps meet established schedules or resolve technical or operational problems in multi-disciplinary organization. Typically accomplishes results through lower level(s) of management or exempt employees. Subject to approval, modifies the organizational structure of centralized functions and units.

  • Execution of yearly performance appraisals and mid-year updates for direct reports

  • Cognation and quick adoption of recently created engineering processes.

  • Providing resources and understanding the needs of direct reports to enable productivity (tools, work environment, etc) in alignment with organizational goals and company policy.

  • Maintaining excellent rapport with direct reports, leveraging exemplary "soft" interpersonal skills to be able to conduct difficult conversations as needed.

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


This positions standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related area (Degrees in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred) and 14 years of experience, Master's Degree and 12 years of experience, or 9 Years of experience with PhD.

  • Active Secret clearance investigated within the last 6 years

  • 9+ years of relevant experience managing Hi-Rel Electronics/Military/Space systems

  • 1 year of experience with Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles and application

  • 1 year of experience with/knowledge of configuration management best practices, scheduling, and cost estimation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or active Top Secret, SCI, and/or Special Access clearance or higher highly preferred

  • Masters' Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering and/or MBA

  • Experience leading Guidance, Navigation & Control teams, or on ICBM/missile programs

  • Experience leading hardware procurement/supply chain operations

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to meet program commitments in a highly concurrent engineering environment

  • Ability to effectively maneuver through political situations and anticipate roadblocks

  • Experience managing a multi-disciplinary team

  • Possesses strong leadership qualities, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with overseeing subcontracts for performance and accountability

  • Knowledge of Agile approaches and Model-Based Engineering (MBE)

  • Experience applying Agile and/or MBE to a project

  • Experience as a Section or Functional Manager

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Engineering