Senior Internal Research and Development (IRAD) Program Manager 3 - Space Systems
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 Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking a Senior Internal Research and Development (IRAD) Program Manager that will manage the division IRAD portfolio, execute planning and review cadence, monitor progress, measure effectiveness, and work with Business Unit IRAD leads. This leader will report to the Director of Operations for the Division and work closely with the IRAD leads of each Business Unit, P&L leadership, engineering leadership, and functional leadership to ensure IRADs turn into discriminators and differentiators that transition from concept to growth. In this newly created role, the IRAD Program Manager will be responsible for driving world class execution, performance, and investment strategy for a portfolio of space IRADs greater than $40M/year supporting innovation in our product lines and progressing digital transformation initiatives. As a critical member of the Operations team, this role will help scale IRAD oversight in support of our DoD, Intelligence Community, NASA, Commercial, and adjacent markets. The IRAD Program Manager should have experience collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders, demonstrated experience working on complex technical projects, and bring agility to managing programs. The Manager will: Lead IRAD cadence for the division from planning and kick off to transition to capture / product lines. Engage with P&L and engineering leadership to develop roadmaps and business case for technical investments. Establish and oversee division level planning, review, and investment cadence. Drive visibility and adoption of IRADs across multiple stakeholders (customer community, employees, functions, programs, and captures). Partner with Engineering to bring continued agility and digital transformation capabilities. Leverage and accelerate knowledge transfer from IRADs to programs. NoVASpace Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience, Master's Degree and 7 years of experience, or PhD with 5 years of experience. Experience leading IRAD projects that support basic or applied research. Experience developing IRAD investment plans / business cases. Experience interfacing with diverse stakeholders. Successful track record of transitioning IRADs to captures or programs. Broad knowledge of DoD, IC, or NASA program portfolio and customers US Citizenship is required. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance. Preferred Qualifications: Active TS/SCI Clearance. Experience working with Universities, industry partners, or consortiums on research. Experience managing program budgets. Strong leadership and collaboration skills Comprehensive knowledge of company program management standards, policies, procedures and guidelines. Experience working in organizations going through digital transformation 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. US Citizenship is required for most positions.