Program Manager 3

Northrop Grumman Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

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 Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems is currently seeking a Program Manager 3 to provide leadership to our Marshall Space Flight Center and Huntsville Operations team in our Huntsville, AL offices.

Role Description &


The Program Manager for SLS Operations in Huntsville is responsible for managing Northrop Grumman's Resident Management Office (RMO) at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and other support activities in the Alabama community.

Job Duties:

  • Lead cross functional team of employees that support multiple NASA/NG IPTs in the SLS Booster Element Office (BEO) including duties and knowledge of the following systems/areas:

o Assembly & Structures (Aft Skirt, Fwd Skirt & Stage Assembly IPTs)

o Controls (Avionics, TVC, FSS, & Pyro IPTs)

o Motor/BSM (PLI, Nozzle, Case/Metals/Seals, and Finishing/Test IPTs)

o Configuration Management (SE&I IPT)

o Direct Support of NASA MSFC SLS BEO Program Manager

o Direct Support of NASA MSFC SLS BEO Chief Engineer and support engineering groups

o Process of MRB items, Waivers, and Deviations at MSFC

o Site Director of Booster MSFC Test facilities including the HIL/SIL

o IT support and account management of Northrop Grumman systems for NASA employees/contractors

o IT Support and account management of NASA systems for Northrop Grumman personnel

  • Represent Northrop Grumman as a board member with the National Space Club (NSC) Huntsville Chapter. Partner with the NSC and Northrop Grumman's Communications department in supporting STEM activities, scholarships, von Braun Memorial Symposium and Dinner, and other community activities.

  • Support the Northrop Grumman sponsored NASA Student Launch program in representing Northrop Grumman at MSFC during the annual team development, review proposals and Flight Readiness Review (FRR) packages, and support technical displays and competition launches.

  • Represent Northrop Grumman and support related activities and management meetings at other various sponsored events at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) and MSFC including NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Space Camp Hall of Fame, Space Camp Summer Programs and specific Northrop Grumman sponsor week, etc.

  • Coordinate and support a variety of activities (STEM Outreach, team building, cross training etc.) with various other NG organizations such as other sectors, divisions, business unites and Corporate Citizenship.

  • Work with Government Relations and the NG Corporate Lead Executive for Huntsville to represent the Sector and SLS Program with Alabama state and federal congressional offices as well as represent NG with organizations such as the Aerospace States Association.

Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of engineering or Program Management experience.

  • Ability to travel: Travel expectation of 5-10%

o Willingness and ability to support functions outside of normal working hours

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Detail oriented but able to understand the big picture.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a broad and diverse customer base internal and external.

o Ten (10) plus years' experience

Experience Preferred:

  • Knowledge of and experience with Government, SLS, and NASA programs a plus.

  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of MRB process and associated systems.

  • Strong working knowledge of collaborative team software (SharePoint, etc.)

  • Strong working knowledge of ePIC lifecycles and review cycles.


  • BS degree in Engineering or Business or related field required.

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.

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Program Manager 3

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