Staff Integration and Test Lead - Space Systems

Northrop Grumman



Dulles, VA


Position summary

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 Space Division designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division (TSSD) designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is a leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

Northrop Grumman Tactical Space Systems Division is seeking to fill a Staff I&T Lead Positions in support of the Integration & Test (I&T) Department located in Dulles, Virginia.

Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve a sustainable top performance. She/He will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and customers. This candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics, integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business.

Roles & Responsibilities for the Staff I&T Lead Role:

  • In conjunction with the Senior I&T Program Lead:
    • Responsible for the complete integration and test effort for a spacecraft or product line, plans and sequences all assembly, integration and testing activities to include integration with the launch vehicle
    • Coordination of mechanical, electrical, radio frequency, propulsion, harness and quality assurance resources and activities on a given vehicle/program
    • Coordinates shared facility utilization for Test Planning
    • Develops and maintains the Test and Integration Master Plan
    • Performs short and long term planning and schedule maintenance
    • Serves as the Cost Account Manager for I&T activities on the program
    • Interfaces with our customers, program offices and launch vehicle providers
    • Reviews and approves engineering products to ensure manufacturability
  • Supports all review boards, tiger teams, RCCA investigations, deep dives, and pre-milestone reviews.
  • Serve on and participate in program MRR, PDR, CDR and TRR as required
  • Provides Problem Solving Expertise and capability to mentor the team in problem solving skills
  • Support Metrics for Quality, Schedule, Cost and Productivity for the Test Area. Continuous Process Improvement
  • Delegate of Authority from Senior I&T Program Lead in His/Her absence

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree with 13+ experience. 4 additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of the degree.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of proven demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • https://U.S Citizenship required and must be able to undergo and pass a DoD Top Secret Clearance process
  • Experience working within multi-disciplinary organizations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and technical presentation experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Extensive experience within Integration & Test organizations
  • Familiarity/experience with CAM roles & Responsibilities
  • Experience leading cross-functional organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in ERP, MES, Lean Manufacturing and/or 5S type programs

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, 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
  • Flexible Schedules (For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work)

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Salary Range: $132,700 - $199,100

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.
The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. https://U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

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 . https://U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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