Northrop Grumman SWDC MDA/DE Task Order Engineering Program Manager 3 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

SWDC MDA/DE Task Order Engineering Program Manager 3

Requisition ID: 18006297

Location(s): United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

There is an immediate need for a capable Engineering Leader to fulfill the role of Engineering Program Manager (EPM) for this task order. The EPM will work at Schriever AFB in close coordination with the MDA/DE Task Order Lead, other senior SWDC Program Leaders, and Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) customer leadership. This position is located in Colorado Springs, CO, at Schriever Air Force base.

The MDA/DE Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Software Task Order on the Specialized Warfighter Development Contract (SWDC) supports the MDA/ESO program office. The task order currently includes multiple product lines. These product organizations combine to provide systems engineering and software development of modeling and simulation. The team of 130 employees are located at Schriever AFB.

The EPM will focus on the day-to-day task order organization and the running of operational activities, will work closely with the different Product Line Leads to ensure they have the resources to be successful and are achieving contract milestones, will provide engineering guidance across the task order enterprise to include systems, software, and cybersecurity, and will assist the TO Lead in developing and implementing the strategic vision for the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Management oversight at the product level of cost, schedule, and technical performance for each product line within M&S

  • Customer relationship management with multiple MDA customers at various levels of seniority

  • Close coordination with the TO Lead to establish strategic plans for the organization and help implement those approaches across the organization

  • Provide backup support to the TO Lead at key SWDC Program meetings and participate with other SWDC Program Leaders to ensure program objectives and processes are executed consistently

  • Serve as the Engineering, Science and Technology (ES&T) Engineering Manager responsible for Northrop Grumman engineering resource management for the task order and reporting of task order engineering metrics

  • Represent the organization for SWDC integrated engineering planning and execution

  • Lead integrated change controlIncrease the culture of rigorous engineering, improve software development practices, innovative technology exploration, and mission excellence.

  • Responsible for the success of existing MDA/DE task order initiatives including affordability

  • Assist the TO Lead with Northrop Grumman business development initiatives including strategic growth opportunities, collaboration with corporate reach-back leaders, and the utilization of Northrop Grumman strategic talent.Identify and implement common engineering practices across the Task Order Product Lines to ensure common methodology, processes, procedures, and engineering artifact generation.

  • Work with each Product Lead in the generation of EVMS metrics and status that can then be assessed at the Task Order levelResearch emerging best practices and technologies for task order and product portfolio management

  • Lead the creation of task order plans and interact regularly with government program sponsors, stakeholders, product teams and others in completion of the work and communicating status


Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience: 18 Years with Bachelors in Science; 16 Years with Masters; 12 Years with PhD.

  • Leadership experience successfully managing large technical teams of 50 or more employees

  • Cross-functional systems engineering experience as well as a basic understanding of Cyber Security and Information Assurance requirementsStrong technical background with software development and related development methodologies (e.g., Agile) on small to large systems

  • Demonstrated programmatic experience with Earned Value (EV) methodologies, proposal development, contract management, development of project Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) with at least 6 years of experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM)

  • Demonstrated experience with customer relationship management and personnel management

  • Must have excellent communication skills, and will be expected to coordinate activities across a diverse and disparate MDA customer base

  • Must possess a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Top Secret clearance

  • Greater than 3 years of experience in support of an agile software development lifecycle. Prior role as a Scrum master is beneficial.

  • Experience in the development of systems engineering and software development plans and associated processes

  • Possess a current DoD 8570 IA Workforce Improvement Program IAM Level II Approved Baseline Certification or equivalent

  • Working knowledge of NIST/DoD RMF processes.

  • Prior experience in support of the US Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS)

  • Prior experience in Model Based Engineering (MBE) methodologies

  • Background in the development of models and simulations

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Title: SWDC MDA/DE Task Order Engineering Program Manager 3

Location: Colorado-Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 18006297