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GBSD - Flight Test Manager 3

Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Lompoc
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

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 Flight Test Manager to join its team (S03). This position will be located at Vandenberg AFB, CA 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:

  • This manager will lead a diverse team of Electrical, Mechanical, and Software Engineers and Technicians performing flight testing of the GBSD missile.
  • This role is responsible for both technical and programmatic execution as well as managing the people, processes and tools necessary to execute the flight test program.
  • The Flight Test Manager is responsible for all flight test infrastructure, planning, operations, maintenance, execution, and analysis and reporting.
  • The Manager is also responsible for cost account management, SOW mapping, contract compliance, company policy adherence metrics collection, and reporting.
  • The Flight Test Manager is responsible for a 100+ person team including both NG employees and subcontractors located at VAFB, CA, Roy, UT, and Promontory, UT. The Manager sets & operates to objectives by providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives & company policy. Program Manager responsibilities include:
    • Planning, risk management, and project performance addressing cost, schedule, and technical quality for related Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements on a large system development-type contract or full responsibility for all aspects of program performance on a large technical services-type contract. Must possess excellent leadership, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong partnership/collaboration skills. Demonstrated ability to partner cross-IPT/cross-discipline within a team
    • Strong program technical leadership skills
    • Strong program execution skills; Demonstrated ability to meet program technical, cost, and schedule milestones.
    • Ability to integrate, engage, and lead team to perform at top level of performance.
    • Ability to leverage experience/background to bring alternative ideas/solutions to the team 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 a STEM-related field of study and 14 years of experience, Master's Degree and 12 years of experience, or 9 years of experience with PhD.
      • Active Top Secret clearance adjudicated within the last 5 years
      • 1 year of Project Management experience
      • Experience managing 10+ employees Preferred Qualifications:
        • 20+ years of experience and 10 or more years of experience in leading a technical team of employees to successful test execution
        • Prior experience in missile program flight test operations or maintenance
        • Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) or related discipline with 12+ years of relatable work experience
        • Active DOD Top Secret Clearance
        • Knowledge of system integration and test principles and processes
        • Knowledge of Systems Engineering principles, DOORS database, requirements decomposition and allocation
        • Understanding of Northrop Grumman test processes and tools
        • 3 years of experience with Earned Value Management skills; Demonstrated ability to prepare EV reports
        • Understanding of Model Based System Engineering principles, working experience with CAMEO 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.

Keywords: Northrop Grumman, Lompoc , GBSD - Flight Test Manager 3, Executive , Lompoc, California

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